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Interrobang issue for Monday, February 18th, 2013

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A fitting fundraiser for Unbound
Everyone has that one item of clothing that doesn't fit quite right. It hangs in your closet, taunting you with its unique design, but every time you try it on, it just doesn't work. Four second-year Fashion Design students want to get that i... Read more

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Police Services cuffed in budget talks
The London Police Services may not be accustomed to being told 'no.' City officials shot down Police Chief Brad Duncan who asked for a budget increase in 2013. The request was for a 3.6 per cent budget increase from the 2012 budget, and that w... Read more

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Contests to change the world
If you're a student who's always thinking about how to improve the world around you, read on for two contests running right now that could help you make your ideas a reality. Thinking Scaffold Design Contest We all have ideas for the next b... Read more

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The rocky road to becoming a teacher
Finding a full-time teaching job in Ontario can be a long and dark road for current graduates. According to Professionally Speaking, the Ontario College of Teachers' magazine, their 2011 Transition to Teaching study revealed that "fewer than o... Read more

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Teacher's college apps down
WINDSOR (CUP) - Ontario schools are battling a downward trend to fill vacant seats at its teacher's colleges. The Ontario Universities' Application Centre reports that nearly half (49 per cent) of people applied to teacher's college in Januar... Read more

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Correction
An article in Volume 45 Issue 20 dated February 11, 2013 of Interrobang titled "Musical full of batty characters, including some Fanshawe alumni" incorrectly stated that Bat Boy: The Musical takes the stage at the Grand Palace Theatre. The name of... Read more

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Ten things you probably didn't know about Dr. Howard Rundle
Dr. Howard Rundle, Fanshawe College's longest-serving president, announced he'll be finally calling it quits at the end of August. The Bowmanville, Ontario native joined the college in 1972 and held a variety of positions before eventually bei... Read more

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No more sales... ever?
Hunting for deals is a student tradition, but what would it be like to have something priced according to how you value it? That is dynamic pricing. Darren Chapman, a professor in Fanshawe's Lawrence Kinlin School of Business, said dynamic pr... Read more

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Contest beautifies the Internet, one charity website at a time
Many charities put so much time and effort into helping others that their website falls by the wayside. Maybe a charity's website is stuck in the '90s, complete with animations and autoplaying tinny music. Maybe it was made by someone's friend... Read more

Opinion

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Be smart, don't start
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in America. Cigarette smoking has been proven by research to be the main factor responsible for most cases of lung cancer. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, cigarette... Read more

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Tension: Just another corporate holiday
So Valentine's Day happened — the day that pressures the guy to shower his gal with tributes of love in the form of flowers, candy, cards, stuffed bears, jewellery and the passcode to his bank card. Valentine's Day: a corporate holiday in ... Read more

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Reforming Canadian Senate
A relatively unknown figure in Canadian politics has made headlines recently for being charged with assault and sexual assault. While these accusations alone were enough to put Senator Patrick Brazeau in the spotlight, it was the news that the S... Read more

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Notes From Day Seven: Preparing for death: The Eleven Commandments (Part 2)
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Eleven Commandments. This is a little like turning a guitar amp up to 11. As I mentioned in the earlier article, Jesus, living about 2,000 years ago, being a welleducated young Jewish scholar of the faith ... Read more

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Thanking Fanshawe students for their generosity
Dear Editor: On behalf of Canadian Blood Services, sincere thanks to Fanshawe College for your participation in our blood donor clinic and the OneMatch Get Swabbed! Registration event on Wednesday, February 6. We are happy to report that 56 uni... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: Your band on the digital horizon
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. At Fanshawe, February melts quickly into March — Family Day has passed and with Reading Week mere days away, this month is already in the books. There is no finer brai... Read more

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Carr cares about children
When 14-year-old Annaleise Carr became the youngest person to swim across Lake Ontario last summer, she was doing it for children. Her hope was to raise $30,000 for Camp Trillium, a centre that offers recreational experiences to children with ... Read more

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Make The Look Your Own: Stripes, prints and colours
Even though this winter isn't quite over yet, a girl can dream. There's no better thing to daydream about than a wardrobe overhaul, swapping out heavy knits and layers for colourful spring pieces! Luckily, the fashion gods have brought us plen... Read more

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The Shopping Bag: Metallic February
It's nearing the end of February and although we're all wishing for spring weather and the snow to go away, a part of us really loves sweater season. The thick knit of a cotton sweater on a cold and windy day is the comfiest feeling on ... Read more

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Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: Old is as good as new
Brand-new designer items — who doesn't love the sound of that? Whether it's furniture, bedding, artwork or even pottery, if it has an established label, it will be expensive! Walking into a home decor or furniture store is always fun and... Read more

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See the '70s through the eyes of a ghoul
I will admit that at first glance, I found American Ghoul's premise of 'mythical monster attempts to integrate into society' a bit off-putting and tad overplayed, but after going through a slew of some rather depressing historical books, I nee... Read more

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A Tribe Called Red is dancing a revolution
HAMILTON (CUP) - Politics and music go way back. In the 1980s, Public Enemy challenged the assumption that music should be a form of entertainment and, as writer Mark Fisher points out, instead saw music as a way to define a new revolutionary... Read more

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Regurgitate this!
Is he an illusionist? A magician? Call him what you will, but Stevie Starr is a professional regurgitator. He swallows everything from live goldfish to pool balls to light bulbs and he brings them all right back up again. Perhaps one of his mo... Read more

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No lying, Chapman film is truly impressive
A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman (2012) If there is one thing I can't stand, it is lying. So when I initially heard of the film A Liar's Autobiography, I was none to keen to see it. ... Read more

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Reel Views: A hilarious case of stolen identity
Identity Thief (2013) You're living your life, the same as it's always been, day in and day out, when suddenly something's not right. Your credit cards don't work and there's no money in your bank account. Your wife isn... Read more

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McGee's Movie Moments: “Get well soon” movies
When some people are sick, or just feeling low, they like get well soon flowers or a card or some candy. Others like to simply sleep it off, or take some medication and wake up feeling better. For me, it's all about the “get well soon... Read more

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Domestic Arrivals showcases the best in Canadian film
From February 28 to March 3, Domestic Arrivals will be landing at Museum London (421 Ridout St. N.). Featuring family films, documentaries, comedies and a whole lot more, it's a great way to get acquainted with Canadian cinema over Reading... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Good news spreads faster than you might expect. Aries is happy with the status quo and sees no reason to change it. Passion overrides objectivity, but it's all for a worthwhile cause. Taurus (April 20 - May 20... Read more

Sports

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Motoring: Great cars you can buy now
February 15 to 24 is the Toronto International Auto Show, which will showcase many new models that you'll be able to buy later this year and next year. However, if you are buying a car right now, perhaps the following list will be of use to yo... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: When it gets snowy, get active
A few Fridays ago, while being trapped indoors due to the massive snowfall, I started thinking about how people's daily routines get completely thrown off. Firstly, a good majority of us couldn't get our vehicles in motion due to drive... Read more

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Fanshawe FC: Domestic players head abroad
As Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen pointed out, every English Premier League team now has scouts watching every MLS game. The talent in the MLS has grown over the years and English Premier League teams are taking notice. This winter, English... Read more

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Men's volleyball season comes to an end
Fanshawe's men's volleyball team played inspired volleyball throughout the second half of the season, rallying from a 3-6 start to finish the season at 9-9. Despite winning their final regular season game 3-2 and tying Mohawk for the final... Read more

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