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Interrobang issue for Monday, September 16th, 2013

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Get in the game with Project Play
On September 22, J Gym and SC Building are going to become a whole lot more playful. London-based Project Play, now in its second year, is a celebration of all things fun — board games; video games and card games to cosplay and anime; bu... Read this article

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On-campus vandalism affects more than you know
If you look around campus grounds, you may notice the nicely manicured gardens, trees and shrubberies, and just about all else that encompasses Fanshawe's landscape. It's maintained by students, and it's continually vandalized. &l... Read this article

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Fine art alumna returns
Fine art alumna Jen Hamilton returns to Fanshawe College for an exhibition in the gallery. She has been given the opportunity to show her work at the college, and talk to Fine Art students. Hamilton is now based in London, and is a painter and prin... Read this article

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This one's for the ladies
Did we get your attention? It may take forever to find that perfect LBD, and when you do, you may not have an occasion to wear it. Fret not, ladies. September 21 marks the seventh annual Little Black Dress event, hosted by organizer Melissa ... Read this article

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New local website offers support for suicide survivors
On September 10, London- Middlesex Suicide Prevention Council launched its new website, lmspc.ca, to offer help to people who are dealing with thoughts of suicide or coping after a loss. Launched with a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundat... Read this article

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A fitting fundraiser for a fashion show
Everyone has that one item of clothing that just doesn't fit right. It hangs in your closet, taunting you, but every time you try it on, it sags and bags and is generally unflattering. Third-year Fashion Design students want to get that ite... Read this article

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Gamers to unite downtown for Blitz
On September 21, join dozens of gamers at Chaucer's Pub downtown for a board game tournament, competing in the Great Canadian Board Game Blitz. Attendees will be rolling dice, drawing cards and placing tiles during the eight-hour marathon.... Read this article

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He said, she said, nobody said
She may not mutter the word “No,” but her unresponsiveness or lack of reciprocation says it all. On September 16, a campaign developed by Campus Security Services called Silence Isn't Consent began, raising awareness and educat... Read this article

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If you're doin' it, do it right!
Getting tested for STIs might just be the least sexy thing about having sex. You're poked, you're prodded and you might have to pee into a tiny cup — not most people's idea of a raunchy good time. But think about it this way: ... Read this article

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Changing the world, one condom at a time
You go out with your friends, get all dressed up and you're looking good. You're busting a move on the dance floor when you catch a cutie looking in your direction. After a couple of minutes (and maybe a few drinks), you get the courag... Read this article

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Rape issues around the world
Picture this scenario: You're a woman and just need to run out quickly to do some errands, but this quick trip is not going to be that easy. Every second you're out, you need to stay constantly aware and be on guard. “Why?”... Read this article

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London Transit Commission aims to upgrade its system
London's busses are going to get a whole lot faster. London's population has grown by more than 65,000 people in the last 22 years, but London Transit was not able to grow, even with the demand for more public transportation, and busse... Read this article

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Corrections
A story on page 29 of Volume 46, Issue 2 datedAugust 26, 2013 of Interrobang entitled “Key changes for men's volleyball” incorrectly stated that former players identified coaching as a reason for past seasons' failures. This st... Read this article

Opinion

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A look forward: Early policies for the federal election
As the 2015 federal election looms, Stephen Harper's chief competitors are sharpening their proverbial swords for battle. They're rolling out press conferences for the purpose of revealing their brightest and best policies that they hope... Read this article

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Notes From Day Seven: Civil rights on the other side of the planet, Part 2
Last week I wrote about Martin Luther King Jr., the U.S. civil rights leader of the 1960s. Fifty years ago this summer he delivered the famous “I have a dream” speech, and died from an assassin's bullet not long after. I noted th... Read this article

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The ABCs of sexuality
There are many interesting things one can find on a daily midnight stroll around the campus: striking stars, stragglers to a party that hasn't happened, and confused students who are new to London and its bus schedules. What caught my eye an... Read this article

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ARTiculation: Not just a pretty picture
“What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who only has eyes if he is a painter, or ears if he is a musician, or a lyre in every chamber of his heart if he is a poet, or even if he is a boxer, just his muscles? Far from it: at the same ... Read this article

Culture

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Bobbyisms: You can't take London out of the girl, Fisher to headline show at Fanshawe
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Like so many art forms, music seems to inspire people in occasionally nonlinear ways. Such is the case for London country chanteuse Genevieve Fisher, who took three trips to... Read this article

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The Motorleague performing live in London
To state that Canada as a nation has a fairly internal music industry is a bit obvious; it's little secret that for years, top-tier Canadian artists have had trouble making the same kind of splash internationally as they do domestically. H... Read this article

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Dress to impress and get noticed at night
A guy's guide to dressing well The majority of young males out for a night downtown have an eye on finding themselves a good-looking girl for the night... or longer. However, a common sight when walking into any locations in downtown Lon... Read this article

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Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: The college closet
For many young women out there, one of the most important elements in our bedrooms is our closet. Our closets hold all of our prized possessions... well, for most of us, anyway! Unfortunately, being a student means we are not going to have the... Read this article

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The Shopping Bag: The dark, romantic side of Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey, the songstress of songs such as “Video Games,” “Blue Jeans” and “Born to Die,” is also a fashion icon who is known to update classic styles and evolving her style. Del Rey's style evolved fr... Read this article

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Cosmo's least-sexy sex tips
Cosmo is like the Holy Bible for some women. It has all the commandments and rules to live by for its readers to follow devotedly. Cosmo is the guide for what's new in fashion, make-up, hair and fitness, but the real reason women buy it is... Read this article

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LGBT-friendly bar creates safe and open environment in London
Any student taking a trip to downtown London for a night of drinking can vouch for one fact: there are a ton of places to drink, dance or socialize in this city. There are so many different options to choose from — everything from casual... Read this article

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G33K LYFE: A big Fall on the small screen: What to watch this autumn
As autumn approaches, television networks are preparing for the colder season by rolling out a number of new television shows and returning favourites. With so many different series set to air this fall, the discerning television geek may feel... Read this article

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Light read, heavy secrets
Secrets of the Italian Gardener (2013) This review contains minor spoilers, nothing that would ruin the book, but you've been warned. Writing fiction set around a reallife scenario can pose a considerable challenge for any writer. The ... Read this article

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Reading Between The Lines: There's no escaping the Total Control Zone
North Korea has been in the spotlight more often than we'd like. From its wacko foreign policy and half-hearted threats of nuclear annihilation on their “capitalist” enemies to the darkly humorous overblown cult-of-personality ... Read this article

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Career Corner - So, would you hire yourself?
The best career choices are based on an honest appraisal of who you really are. This includes what you know, what you do well, the things you want from life and how you can best match all of this to the current and future needs of an employer.... Read this article

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Shape up with Fitness 101
As the days shorten and the leaves begin to turn their autumn colours, you might begin to notice another change that has nothing to do with the seasons. In fact, this change seems to happen to the majority of students returning to college ever... Read this article

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Chat With Nat: Long distance, wrong distance?
Dear Nat, I'm in a long distance relationship and, well, it's hard... like, really hard! I love my boyfriend, but with how far apart we are and how little we see each other, most times I don't even feel like I'm in a relationsh... Read this article

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Gaming The System: When franchises die, Part 2
Last week, I talked about Road Rash, Panzer Dragoon and Jet Set Radio, three franchises that were killed before their time. This week, I continue that list with four more series that are fondly remembered by a select few gamers. MDK Debates ... Read this article

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Cinema Connoisseur: Boobs, beer and Bigfoot
Bigfoot's Wild Weekend (2012) It's that time of the year when Interrobang releases its annual sex issue (or is that anal sex issue)? The time for the Cinema Connoisseur to share his knowledge of not only celluloid, but sex, or &ldqu... Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Before doing something wicked, check to make sure that you're not being watched. When you're this tempted, the negative consequences seem irrelevant. Try to let the voice of reason reign. Taurus (April... Read this article

Leisure

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Motoring: The smooth, virtually silent Buick Verano
Remember the last generation Buick Skylark? If you do, General Motors would like for you to forget all about that as you approach the Buick Verano. This entry-level Buick model is based on the very popular Chevrolet Cruze, but is it just a Cr... Read this article

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Knight watch: Season preview
Come September 20, the London Knights will embark on one of the most anticipated seasons in franchise history. It's the one that they've been planning for since the turn of the decade, slowly assembling a top notch side, with the aim o... Read this article

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Premier League Ponderings: The five most potentially impactful signings
With English clubs having spent a record amount of money over the summer on transferring players during the summers transfer window (more than $1 billion), this week we take a look at five signings set to make a big impact for their new club. ... Read this article

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Fanshawe FC: Payne KO'd at TFC
If the firing of Toronto FC general manager Kevin Payne was a boxing match known as ‘The Payne Event,' it was a match experts could see coming since the fighters' career started. Payne was sacked by new President of Maple Leaf Sp... Read this article

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Olympian Damian Warner visits Fanshawe
Olympic decathlete Damian Warner was back at his alma mater for the first day of classes. The tall, soft-spoken young man was not what you might expect out of a decathlete, but one thing is for sure: Warner wants to be the best in the world an... Read this article

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Fanshawe women's basketball team
On August 29, Bill Carriere was named the new head coach for the women's basketball program. Carriere, coming back to the team after his first stint from 1987 to '94, brings his winning ways to the team, winning four championships with... Read this article

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Fanshawe Athletics breaking new ground
Fanshawe took the lead and became the first college in the Canadian College Athletic Association to change to an electronic health assessment program. Nathan McFadden, manager of athletics, said he is excited to have put this program in place.... Read this article

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