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Interrobang issue for Monday, December 3rd, 2012

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Canadian Forces subsidize Fanshawe programs for recruits
With increasing tuition costs and a difficult job market, the option of going to post-secondary school through the Canadian Forces (CF) becomes more and more attractive to prospective students. Enrolling in the CF through one of the subsidized ... Read more

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Artists brush up to support local schools
For nearly 40 years, children in the London area have explored, discovered and learned in The Children's Museum. With their April 2013 signature event, The Brush Off, the Museum aims to share that sense of joy and wonder with less fortunate ch... Read more

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Fontana facts: Need to know
Understanding the charges - 2005: Joe Fontana, then a Federal Labour Minister, allegedly used two government cheques to cover the cost of his son's wedding reception: 1. $1,700 room deposit to the venue 2. $18,900 given to the venue ... Read more

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The big stink over Orgaworld
City of London residents located south of the 401 Highway are complaining about the foul smell coming from Orgaworld, a compost plant located on Wellington Road South. The plant is approved to hold 150,000 tons of organic materials, which inc... Read more

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Local retirement residents find international fame on YouTube
"Once upon a time" is the perfect description of the Waverly Mansion's rise to fame. Carly Rae Jepson's "Call Me Maybe" has hundreds of renditions and covers, but none quite as unique as the Waverly Mansion residents' take on the song. Sarah ... Read more

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Sharing Shop serves students in need
If you're a student in need of food, hygienic products, clothing or more, and your funds are dwindling, there is help on campus. Located in B1050, the Sharing Shop is operated and run by student volunteers and supported by the faculty, staff a... Read more

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Suspicious vehicle sought
Campus Security Services and the London Police Service are attempting to locate a vehicle believed to be involved in recent vehicle thefts from campus. The vehicle is a white Pontiac Grand Am and was witnessed at the scene of an attempted thef... Read more

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Solar panels are coming soon
Green energy is something the City of London is jumping on, and unlike other green projects, the City is not dragging their feet on this one. The Municipality of London is in the middle of a bidding process that will see solar companies puttin... Read more

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Top 10 news stories of 2012
With 2013 just around the corner, it's time once again to take a look at the most newsworthy stories of the year. 10. FLEMING DRIVE INCIDENT — It was an unusually warm night that brought over 1,000 students to Fleming Drive on St. Patrick'... Read more

Opinion

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Lose it and keep it off!
Losing weight can be a challenge for many people; managing the weight and keeping it off is a different battle. Losing weight can be simply defined: "You have to eat fewer calories than you burn, regardless of whether the calories come from car... Read more

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When was the last time you really enjoyed a moment?
It happens to us all. We live our fastpaced, ultrasonic lives with our high-definition televisions, new cars, video game consoles and cellular technology capable of satisfying our ever-growing requirement for instant gratification. However, I am... Read more

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Rob Ford and the ticking clock
On November 26, 2012, the long-awaited verdict in the case of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was passed. The position of Toronto mayor will be vacated on December 10, 2012 unless Ford is able to win an appeal. Should that fail, there will be a by-electi... Read more

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Notes from Day Seven: Ruining a young woman's Christmas with gifts
Somewhere, squeezed in between Black Friday and Boxing Week, sits Christmas, although with each passing year consumer splurging increasingly threatens to overwhelm both the Christ and the Mass of Christmas. On the other hand, who doesn't want a... Read more

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Psych Your Mind: The rules of engagement
EVERYTHING (and I mean everything) in life is governed by contracts. Whether spoken or not, when we engage in interactions with each other, our responses and behaviours that are deemed "appropriate" and/or "allowed" are determined by the circums... Read more

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Ride respectfully on the LTC
You see it all the time: teenagers, people your age or able-bodied strangers ignoring those who require courtesy seating or priority seating on the bus. What many people overlook is this overwhelming gratitude that these people who need the seat... Read more

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Student blasts Best Buy
Dear Editor: Warning to all Fanshawe students: I purchased an ASUS laptop computer (Model # G73JH —HST7) in January 2011. Price: $1,455 (plus applicable Canadian taxes). Store: Best Buy — Wellington Street, London Ontario — Ca... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: Looking back at 2012 in music
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Now that December is finally upon us, it feels like it's safe to talk about Christmas and the coming break without annoying anyone or making the time feel like an eternity. ... Read more

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Thinking ahead to the Career Fair
Your thoughts are probably turning to the holiday break, but now is the time to start thinking past December and into the year ahead. It may seem early, but now is the time to start thinking about summer jobs or careers after graduation and pr... Read more

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My Series of Unfortunate Events: Home for the holidays
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Apple pies, gift-wrapping and an endless amount of lipstick kisses from Aunt Judy could only mean one thing: you're home for the holidays. There's no denying that the Christmas season truly is magical,... Read more

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The Shopping Bag: Thinking icy pink for the holidays
The holiday season is finally here, and that means it's time to get dressed up for all those fun holiday parties ahead! Taking inspiration from snow and the icy palette of winter gives the outfit a festive touch. This light pink strapless dres... Read more

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Beauty Boy: Holiday trends 2012
The winter holidays are finally here, so it's time to glam up your makeup look! The winter season always has beautiful, glamorous trends that are easily incorporated into your evening looks and can be effortlessly added to your day makeup rout... Read more

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Make the Look Your Own: Stylish gifts to give, receive
It's that time of the year again — the air is cool and crisp, there is frost on the ground, Starbucks holiday flavours are back, the malls are crowded, and people are stressing out. So take your Grande Peppermint Mocha to go and explore s... Read more

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Ho-ho-hone healthy holiday habits
With Christmas comes a picturesque turkey dinner often filled with mounds of mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing and fresh rolls — and don't forget Christmas cookies and Grandma's homemade pumpkin pie. One word comes to mind when thinking o... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: A Christmas miracle
Millions groaned simultaneously when it was announced earlier this year that there would be a direct-to-video sequel to the 1983 film A Christmas Story. And I can't say that I blame said groaners. As I explained in an article published in Inte... Read more

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McGee's Movie Moments: Holiday movie traditions
What I remember most about Christmas Eve as a child was getting into my favourite snowflakepatterned pajamas after dinner, curling up on the couch beside my parents under a warm blanket and watching, in order, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, F... Read more

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Reel Views: We awake to another Red Dawn
Red Dawn (2012) The latest in the recent string of Hollywood remakes has come to theatres just in time for the holiday season. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, Red Dawn is back again, reincarnated and re-imagined to give us a somewhat upd... Read more

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Get organized this holiday break
It's almost here! You're studying for your last few final exams and the holiday break is just around the corner. You may have two or three weeks off, but it's important to remember that the more you "break," the harder it will be to get back i... Read more

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Library offers 24/7 access during exam week
The Library and Media Services on Fanshawe's London campus will once again offer 24/7 access during exam week. The 24/7 Library access begins at 8 a.m. on November 30 and runs until 4:15 p.m. on December 14. These extended hours will also inc... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) You are ready for a holiday. You can begin to count the days. Jump at the chance when someone else offers to pick up the slack. Consider the next step whether or not you're in a position to act. Taurus (April ... Read more

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The Real World: Would working from home work for you?
One afternoon, back in the early 1990s and shortly into my career as a freelance journalist, I was out mowing my lawn during a weekday afternoon when a neighbour asked, "Are you looking for work? We're hiring down at the plant." This fellow co... Read more

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Career Corner: Job networking tips
No doubt you have heard stories about people who have landed great jobs without ever applying for work, and never had the need for a resume, either. Or maybe it truly was a case of being in the right place at the right time. Even if the stars ... Read more

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The Long View: The spirit of Christmas
With no intention of offending Christians, as a first-generation Chinese-Canadian and an agnostic, Christmas in my childhood was stripped of all mystery right from the get-go. My parents told me and my siblings quite matter-of-factly there was... Read more

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Reading Between the Lines: An in-depth, well-packaged look at human-animal relationships
Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat is very upfront about what it contains, with its right-on-the-tin title. Written by snake expert and professor of psychology Hal Herzog, Some We Love is essentially the beginner's handbook to the field of a... Read more

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Theatre Arts students get silly with Shakespeare
If you like slapstick comedy mixed with a serious case of mistaken identity and a whole lot of puns and hilarious wordplay thrown in, then you're the perfect audience member for Fanshawe Theatre Arts' students production of The Comedy of Error... Read more

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Furry, uncommitted love
There's nothing like a hot cup of cocoa, a good book, and a happy, warm pet cuddled in the nook of your arm. It's that time of year again, a time to remember 'tis the season of giving. Rescue shelters are always looking for foster homes for st... Read more

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Celebrating diversity this season
It's pretty easy to overlook the fact that not everyone celebrates Christmas here in Canada — all you have to do is walk into a mall or supercentre to see the abundance of Christmas decorations to forget how diverse Canada's population reall... Read more

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Winter Funderland
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Ho-ho-holiday horror: Five spooky Christmas movies
'Tis the season to be… gory? If you're not sucked in by all of the Christmas cheer this holiday season, explore the darker side of the holidays with these horror movies. The Shining (1980) Based on Stephen King's book of the same name, the... Read more

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Have a holly jolly Christmas
Everyone knows about Frosty and Rudolph, but there are many other movies that can get you in the Christmas spirit as well. Rent (2005) This movie looks at the more serious side of the holidays. Set on Christmas Eve, the film adaptation of ... Read more

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A stress-free holiday
Between shopping, visiting the family and going to all those crazy holiday parties, the winter season is never easy for anyone. So, with the help of organizational wizard Heather Burke, member of the Professional Organizers of Canada and owner of... Read more

Sports

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Motoring: Escape the ordinary with Ford SUV
One of the bestselling compact SUVs in the Canadian market has been the Ford Escape, along with its old Mazda cousin, the Tribute. However, since Ford and Mazda are not as chummy as they once were, when time came to do their new small SUVs, th... Read more

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Fanshawe FC: The hype machine will benefit MLS
As the 100th Grey Cup was awarded in late November, we were reminded of a humble league that has made a great name for Canadian football. People are very rarely reminded of a time when the league was on the verge of folding, but now it's flour... Read more

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Connecting London's golf community online
With snow finally falling and the holidays approaching, golf may not be at the fore of many people's minds. LondonOntarioGolf.com, a website published and edited by Fanshawe profess... Read more

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The morality of the matter
FREDERICTON (CUP) — Owen Klassen, star basketball player for the Acadia Axemen, was charged with two counts of assault causing bodily harm, in relation to incidents occurring on January 28, at a home, and February 19, at a Wolfville bar,... Read more

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Health Habit of the Week: Taking care of your brain during exams
Q. How do I keep focused during exams? A. The answer to keeping focused in school during exams is three-fold: sleep, exercise and eat healthy. You want to make sure you're receiving six to eight hours of sleep at night. By not receiving th... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Getting fit as a group
Throughout the first semester, we've discussed a few of the latest trends in the fitness industry. Crossfit has seen a huge rise in popularity over the last few years, while TRX seems to be the most hyped up act of training as of late. Many of... Read more

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Fresh face in Fanshawe's Athletics department
With 19 years of sport management and administration experience, Nathan McFadden has landed his next gig as Fanshawe's new manager of Athletics. McFadden has replaced Mike Lindsay, who retired this year after 41 years with the Falcons. "I'm re... Read more

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The future of football in Canada
Unless you've been living under a rock, you will have definitely heard how Toronto sports fans are going crazy after the Argonauts beat the Calgary Stampeders 35-22 in the 100th edition of the Grey Cup, which was held in Toronto. If you dig a ... Read more

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