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Interrobang issue for Monday, April 1st, 2013

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Event shines spotlight on students' mental health
On March 25, representatives from the Fanshawe community started a conversation about a very difficult but important topic: youth and suicide. The roundtable discussion was led by Fanshawe Student Union President Zack Dodge, The Jack Project ... Read more

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Will green bins get a green light?
In most cities in Ontario, it's common for garbage bins and blue bins to have a buddy standing out on the street with them at the end of the week: the green bin. London is currently an exception. But the City of London conducted a Green Bin Pil... Read more

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Fanshawe students get a taste of real filmmaking
The cold night air stings my eyes as I survey the rather horrific traffic collision in front of me. The intersection is barricaded by cop cars on all four sides. I immediately rush towards the mangled wreck, where a group of people are congreg... Read more

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From the tanning booth to the hospital bed
The weather is beginning to warm up and students are saying goodbye to sweaters and jeans and hello to t-shirts and shorts. The long, cold winter may have left some individuals feeling slightly pale and lackluster. It is around this time of ye... Read more

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Environmental Awareness Week is coming
The Fanshawe Student Union is going green from April 8 to 12 with its annual Environmental Awareness Week. This year, each day will have a different theme: April 8 will focus on energy conservation, April 9 on alternative transportation, April... Read more

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From CarSharing to Carpooling: Make your drive more efficient
London Carpools Whether you're travelling to school or work on a daily basis, commuting can be expensive. Maybe you're already taking the bus or riding your bike, but, for those of you driving every day, there is a solution in London ... Read more

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Sustainable Energy Symposium holding poster contest
If you're passionate about sustainable energy and you've worked on a project in that field, it's time to harness your creativity and create a poster for your project — you could be rewarded with up to $300. The Student Project... Read more

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UNBOUND 2013 will be a night to remember
On April 12 at 7 p.m., third-year Fashion students will stage the annual UNBOUND Fashion Show at Museum London. This year celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Fashion Design Program at Fanshawe College, and the theme of the show will be N.D.... Read more

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Fashion students partner with local charity for worthy cause
Every year, there are over 700 premature births that require treatment at the London Children's Hospital, and connected to each of those is a family in turmoil. Since 2008, Itsy has been providing financial support to these families, and t... Read more

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Conquer Catan at Fanshawe tournament
On April 2, Forwell Hall will be transformed into the island of Catan. Settlers must build and develop colonies on the wild isle, trade resources and become the most powerful magnate in Catan. It's all part of Settlers of Catan — one... Read more

Opinion

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Tension: The door-to-door irritant
The 1950s saw the birth of the door-todoor salesman: bibles, encyclopedias, aluminum Alzheimer's pot sets, a Fuller Brush or a bomb shelter. I wonder how these people were received back then? I would hazard that they were a welcome addition ... Read more

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Dedication at the Bookstore
One of the most well visited locations on campus would have to be the Fanshawe College Bookstore. From textbooks to paper to apparel, the Bookstore tends to act as a one stop shop for whatever the average student is looking for. As an active cus... Read more

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Budget 2013: The Harper legacy
The Federal Budget was presented on March 21 by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. It's only natural for the opposition parties to criticize the budget, but some key groups like the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives had their own criticism... Read more

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Notes from Day Seven: Can old ways become new ways? (Part 1)
Most of us are at the end of another year of school. This venerable paper will slow down. This column itself will cease for the summer. I am going to give the last words in this column to a writer who I believe to be one of the most important in... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: On the road and in our heads
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Which came first, the troubadour or the Bohemian lifestyle? Canada has a long history of nomadic artists who have found inspiration and responsibility in their travels, craf... Read more

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Brownlee skates his way to the top of Canadian country music charts
Rising Canadian country music singer Chad Brownlee is out promoting his newest album, Love Me or Leave Me. The album is nominated for a JUNO Award for the best country music album of the year. Brownlee has performed at a number of London locat... Read more

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Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: Think green for eco-friendly design
The current trend of being more “green” conscious is inspiring and motivating everyone to take part in caring for our earth. As students, we should feel obligated to make better decisions to maintain our environment and set examples... Read more

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Make The Look Your Own: Many reasons why green is colour of the year
There are lots of good reasons to go green. For 2013, emerald green is Pantone's colour of the year, and many fashion and cosmetics brands are embracing the trend. This spring, Sephora and Pantone are doing a huge collaboration of green ma... Read more

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Beauty Boy: Cosmetics with the earth in mind
Being one of the biggest industries in the world, the cosmetic industry has quite a large impact on the environment. Some of these are negative, with packaging and the processes of creating certain cosmetics being some of the biggest contribut... Read more

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Fanshawe's push toward a greener society
Now that the environmentalist mindset is becoming increasingly mainstream, addressing how future students will be prepared to tackle sustainability issues has become a subject of concern itself. How will future city planners and civil engineers... Read more

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My Series of Unfortunate Events: Perils of a dark theatre
There's nothing I love more than a Friday night at the movies. The brand new Ryan Gosling movie is out; you round up your closest frenemies and spend your week's pay on a number one combo with extra butter. However, it has come to my a... Read more

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Who says being culturally enriched can't be fun?
Opening April 4 at the Palace Theatre (710 Dundas St.), Zorba brings audiences laughter, emotion, music and thoughts to reflect on in the form of a stage performance. Having since been adapted from the original novel by Nikos Kazantzakis into ... Read more

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Comics
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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Uncertainty gives way to dislike. You've seen enough to know that this isn't who you want to be with or even where you want to be. At this late date, change will be hard, but you're ready to work for it.... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Reduce your carbon (Big)footprint
Bigfoot (2012) Not only do I love films, but I am also quite fond of the Earth. A few years back, Al Gore released a film that first alerted people that our environment might be in for some tough times in the future. I can't recall what ... Read more

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Reel Views: Have a prehistoric good time with The Croods
The Croods (2013) Remember when Dreamworks took you into the world of Antz and then on a Chicken Run? Wasn't it magical when you got to travel into the world of Shrek and see the ogre-sized love story unfold? It was also pretty incredibl... Read more

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McGee's Movie Moments: A whole new world of movies
There is an endless amount of movies that I want to watch. In fact, I keep a list that seems to be ever expanding. I could spend weeks and weeks sitting in front of my TV and get lost in all the best worlds that cinema has to offer. On top of ... Read more

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It is easy being green
You may not be a nature lover or the next David Suzuki, but there are some everyday changes you can make to become more environmentally friendly. I spoke with Dr. Greg Thorn, the chair of Undergraduate Programs in Environmental Science at Western Uni... Read more

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Take the pledge go veg
If you're like most people, including myself, you enjoy eating meat. I mean, it's just plain delicious. But that platter of juicy, tender meat succulence doesn't find its way to your dinner table without great sacrifice. Animal agricultur... Read more

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Composting is cool
We all know how important the environment is. I don't need to explain the importance of waste management to keep our society clean and free of imminent infestation, disease and pollution. And I don't need to remind you that paper products, ca... Read more

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Going green by the numbers
Over the past few years, Fanshawe's made a great effort to be more environmentally conscious. Check out these numbers, provided by Fanshawe's sustainability coordinator Mary-Lee Townsend, for ways our college is going green. - 50% of Fanshaw... Read more

Sports

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Fun and Fitness: Thinking ahead
This year's Open House event was another hectic and successful outing. Future first-year students came in droves for tours and information about Fanshawe and the city, and for tips on how to graduate their programs successfully. What made t... Read more

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Motoring: BMW M6 Coupe may be the world's most perfect car
In the last eight months, I have been fortunate enough to test the new BMW M5 sedan and the M6 cabriolet, both of which proved that these new M-cars are performance forces that are setting new standards in their class. However, the one I was m... Read more

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Fanshawe women's curling team wins national gold
The Fanshawe women's curling team was crowned 2013 CCAA National Champions on March 23. The women defeated host NAIT College in the gold medal final 8-5. The Falcon women have now won back to back National Championships. “The girls ... Read more

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Fanshawe FC: Nature rules pitch
The United States men's national team took on Costa Rica at home in late March during a routine World Cup qualifying game, but the match was anything but routine. Snow was a big factor at the match in Denver. The referees were given the go... Read more

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March Madness' London flavour
Have you ever grown up in awe of the phenomenon of March Madness? Sixty-eight of the top American College basketball teams battling it out with each other in a single-game elimination tournament vying to be the number- one basketball team in t... Read more

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