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Interrobang issue for Monday, August 26th, 2013

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Devlin takes the reins of Fanshawe College
Effective September 3, Peter Devlin, a retired Commander of the Canadian Army, will helm Fanshawe College. The Toronto native will become the College's fifth president and will replace long-serving president Dr. Howard Rundle, who ended hi... Read this article

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College eyes another building in the core
Fanshawe College forged onward with its downtown campus plans by making a conditional offer for purchase of the Market Tower building located at the corner of Richmond and Dundas Streets. The College will be assessing the building over the ne... Read this article

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Downtown campus delayed
Fanshawe's highly anticipated downtown campus has been delayed due to construction setbacks. The aggressive opening date was originally set for September to welcome the Theatre Arts faculty into its new home at the former RBC building on D... Read this article

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Youth Jobs Strategy gives young people the skills to succeed
The Ontario government recently launched its Youth Jobs Strategy to help more young people find jobs or start their own businesses, while helping employers find skilled workers. “Ontario youth are talented, capable and ready to put their... Read this article

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New school year, new look for FanshaweOnline
Students logging into FanshaweOnline for the first time since April will notice some big changes. A sleeker design complete with brand-new navigation buttons and a simplified organizational style will allow students to receive more updates th... Read this article

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A degree in three?
What if you could get a degree that combines hands-on and theory- based learning in just three years? This may soon become a reality thanks to Premier Kathleen Wynne and college boards across Ontario. Colleges in Ontario are praising Wynne fo... Read this article

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Empty wallet? New textbook rental service to the rescue
You're back in school and have already spent money on your laptop, rent and, of course, tuition. You seem to have everything you need for your first day of classes... or wait, do you? Oh that's right, you can't forget about your tex... Read this article

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Fanshawe students snag national news awards
Fanshawe students are at it again, adding five more Radio, Television and Digital News Foundation awards to their already impressive haul over the last 33 years. Five students from Fanshawe's School of Contemporary Media were the recipien... Read this article

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The FUSION of game mechanics with education secures award for Fanshawe
Desire2Learn (D2L) awarded Fanshawe College for its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), the school's first ever in applied sustainability. MOOCs are a new development in distance education, which were originally courses for the technology f... Read this article

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This Falcon's got the skills to bring home the gold
Following up her gold medal victory at the Ontario Trade Skills Competition in May, Fanshawe College's Becky DeKleyn has added to her own personal trophy case with her biggest prize yet, a gold medal at the Skills Canada National Competiti... Read this article

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Fanshawe grad spearheads triple award sweep
This year, Fanshawe College was awarded with triple honours from the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, a first-time occurrence for the school and further recognition toward its high standing reputation among the country's college... Read this article

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Hide yo keys, hide yo purse
'Cuz they're stealin' everything out here! YouTube has a tutorial for pretty much everything, whether you want to learn how to knit, apply makeup, or even break into a car. “The media is the biggest culprit with vehicles get... Read this article

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Fanshawe's time to shine
Throughout the month of September, colleges and universities across Canada get creative to raise money for cystic fibrosis research in an event known as Shinerama. Last year, they raised over $1 million, and this year, everyone's gearing u... Read this article

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Get a head start on your career
Fanshawe College recently booted up the Career Start program to help recent graduates find jobs. Sixty lucky graduates from around Southwestern Ontario have the chance to find meaningful employment in high-demand areas through the new federall... Read this article

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Big changes on the horizon for Canada's cellphone contracts
We all have an unusual infatuation with our cellphones. It doesn't matter if you're part of the iPhone, Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry clan, there's nothing more valuable than your phone. Thanks to a recent ruling by the Cana... Read this article

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FSU FAQs
At the beginning of September, the staff at the Fanshawe Student Union is swamped with questions from students. Here are the most common queries that Front Office staffers Tiffany Kicks and Emma-Lee Zekveld have heard during their two and a half ye... Read this article

Opinion

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A warm presidential welcome
Hey Falcons! I would like to take some time to welcome you to Fanshawe College and the Fanshawe Student Union! This year will be awesome with all of the unreal events we have planned for you. There are so many great student-oriented events dur... Read this article

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Is it possible to be a full-time student with a part-time job?
We all know that school is expensive, and in order to finance an education (which is essential in today's credentials-obsessed job market), some students may have to take on a part-time job. I realized early on in my first year at Western U... Read this article

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Love to write? Looking for a job? Read on!
If that headline caught your eye, you're exactly the type of student that we at Interrobang want to add to our team of talented writers. Interrobang is the weekly campus newspaper, and we're always looking for a fresh perspective on Fan... Read this article

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Canadian stereotypes debunked
It doesn't matter what country you're from, there are going to be some really silly stereotypes that outsiders are going to believe about you. Americans are “gun-waving patriots,” Australians “live in the wild eating Ve... Read this article

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Notes From Day Seven: An alternative to consumer weddings
I was wed in the dead of winter, but most people opt for a warmer time of the year to marry. It may be that you attended a wedding ceremony this past spring or this summer — the wedding ceremony of a family member, a friend, or maybe your ... Read this article

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The Olympic game of discrimination?
Welcome back and welcome to all of our students as they again become active in our college community!! Over the years, I have witnessed changes in our students as we see greater influx of international students. With this influx, we have the am... Read this article

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21, legal and unable to drive
At 21, you are legally able to drink pretty much anywhere in the world. Most 21-yearolds are pretty independent and are about to enter the realm of responsibility or already have, through post-secondary education or the workforce. However, as a... Read this article

Culture

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Fanshawe O-show headliner Mother Mother knows best
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Whether you're the type who's obsessed with new music or not, summer simply wouldn't be the same without it. Whether at festivals or parties, in car stereos or o... Read this article

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New city, new school, new life
Making the transition from elementary school to high school was intimidating enough. Imagining the transition from high school to post-secondary is downright frightening. Sure, high school gives you that feeling of newfound independence, but ... Read this article

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Oh SnAP, you have to pay interest on that?
Graduating can be a daunting milestone for some. There's the fear of never landing a full-time job, and the dark cloud of financial debt looms overhead. Like many students in Ontario, the Ontario Student Assistant Program (OSAP) is availab... Read this article

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Adjusting to life in residence
There is a huge difference between living with your family and living on your own. You have a whole new set of responsibilities and expectations that you need to live up to. Not only will you need to somehow feed yourself and maintain a health... Read this article

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Adjusting to life in residence
There is a huge difference between living with your family and living on your own. You have a whole new set of responsibilities and expectations that you need to live up to. Not only will you need to somehow feed yourself and maintain a health... Read this article

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Know your rights as a student renter
Well, it's that back-to-school-shopping, classroom-finding, orientation- going, and lease-signing time of year again and Interrobang wants to make sure your transition into this school year is one of the easiest yet. We have high hopes tha... Read this article

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Is living off-campus the right decision for you?
Some students have a strong preference when faced with the choice of living in residence, at home or off campus. For others, the decision is much more difficult. Sure, living at home may save a lot of money, but you won't gain any independ... Read this article

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Famous fables from Forest City
Celebrities and murders. Ghosts and Oscar winners. What do these things have in common? They all come out of London. That's right. London, Ontario, is perhaps more interesting than you'd think. I spoke with two longterm Londoners, a re... Read this article

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The Shopping Bag: Modern retro inspired by the colours of summer
Modern retro is inspired by iconic songstress Lana Del Rey, who channels this theme in every part of her music and persona. Del Rey's unique “Hollywood Pop” and somber voice accompanied by her mellow songs soared up the charts,... Read this article

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Chat With Nat: Get involved for a great year
Hi Nat, I'm a new student at Fanshawe, but not entirely new to the postsecondary world. I'm actually a returning student who will be pursuing a post-grad certificate this September. My previous post-secondary experience was kind of a ... Read this article

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Getting back into the swing of school
The transition from summer to school can sometimes be a bit difficult. Most students don't have to worry about going to class and doing their homework from May to August, and September can be a giant wake-up call after lazy summer days. J... Read this article

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Reading Between The Lines: The true story of gaming's first rock stars
Gaming is a lot more difficult to get excited about these days, isn't it? Even the next generation of consoles looming in the horizon, promising games that are bigger, badder and all-around incredibly immersive, the overall progression of ... Read this article

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It's not easy being green
Kermit said it best when he addressed the issue on Sesame Street: “And green can be cool and friendly-like/And green can be big like an ocean/Or important like a mountain.” Sure, he wasn't talking being eco-friendly, but he'... Read this article

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Tips for living with a roommate that will make life easier
First impressions are everything, especially when you are going to be living with someone for an entire school year — or maybe even longer! Your roommate experience can be fantastic or awful, depending on how you handle yourself. Having ... Read this article

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Gaming The System: Weird and wonderful video game trivia
The history of video games is a long and rich one. Along the way, many developers, consoles and games were immortalized in the hall of video game fame. Conversely, just as many facts lay forgotten in the dust, though not for the lack of being ... Read this article

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Cinema Connoisseur: Blown away by Sharknado
Sharknado (2013) Mother Nature is pissed. The proof is in the pudding. Just take a look at some of the disasters that have taken place over the last few months: - In June, Alberta suffered a severe flood - In July, Toronto residents also h... Read this article

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A cheap bastard's guide to living well
Between gas prices and grocery prices on the rise, people have stopped living the high life and have turned to thrifty methods to just get by. College kids who are out on their own for the first time have it even harder — tuition doesn... Read this article

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Fashion on Richmond Row
Richmond Row, the stretch of Richmond Street between Oxford and Queens, is home to tons of restaurants, bars and shops. It's the place to go when you're in search of something to funkify your wardrobe. (For a full list of shops on the Row, chec... Read this article

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Exploring London
Moving to a new city can be intimidating; you're thrown into a new location with new people and a different atmosphere. Checking out local attractions is a great way to get acquainted with your new setting. Even if you've lived in London your who... Read this article

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7 crazy nights
The school year has started, the students have all settled in and there is one thing on most of their minds: "It's time to party." London offers a wide variety of bars and pubs for students to quench their thirst, socialize and do what it is they ca... Read this article

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Bus outta campus and into the city
Your tuition pays for a bus pass for a reason: with one bus from campus and a little bit of walking, you can take in many of the sights and sounds of sunny London. 4 Oxford East Downtown Core and Richmond Row Read this article

Leisure

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Key changes for men's volleyball
A small correction was made to this article on August 28. Fanshawe College's men's varsity volleyball team is off to a good start this year, as the entire program has been overhauled on and off the court. Head coach Patrick Johnston h... Read this article

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Go play! Fanshawe intramurals kick you into shape
The combination of a crazy class schedule and a strict diet of cafeteria food and energy drinks might wreak havoc on your body as you adjust to college life. The Freshman 15 is not an urban legend like Bigfoot or Gary Busey; it is a very real ... Read this article

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Fanshawe FC: TFC fans have to get used to it
It's been a summer of Payne for Toronto FC. Under the leadership of former DC United President Kevin Payne, TFC hasn't seen a lot of change. The unrest from fans peaked during the friendly match TFC played against AS Roma in the middle... Read this article

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Fanshawe home to Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence
Fanshawe is set to play host to the Volleyball Canada Centre of Excellence this September. The program focuses on developing young players between the ages of 14 and 18 for pathways into provincial- and national-level volleyball. At the helm i... Read this article

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Motoring: Let's talk about sports coupes
In my view, the best way to enjoy good weather is by driving around in a nice sports car. But which one is best? Today let's look at three entry-level sports coupes to find out where your money should be spent. The cars in question are the ... Read this article

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