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Interrobang issue for Monday, September 23rd, 2013

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News

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What's your awesome idea, Fanshawe?
If you had $1,000 to change Fanshawe, how would you use it? Would you buy a trampoline so students could bounce their stress away between classes? Would you spend it on care packages to give out during exam periods? Would you “make it ra... Read this article

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New prez on the block
He sat behind the mahogany conference table on a comfy, leather swivel chair. Burgundy leather placemats, stamped with the Fanshawe College logo, were neatly placed in front each of the same comfy, leather swivel chairs that surrounded the tab... Read this article

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Correction
A story on page 6 of Volume 46, Issue 5 dated September 16, 2013 of Interrobang entitled “If you're doin' it, do it right” incorrectly stated that 30 per cent of Ontarians have HIV and don't know it. In actuality, 30 per ce... Read this article

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Rent a car for your next grocery run
For post-secondary students, it's common to leave home without a regular mode of transportation. In fact, most post-secondary institutions — including Fanshawe College — supply students with a bus pass to make up for this. But ... Read this article

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Collaborative community coming to computer screens near you
Are you full of project ideas but aren't sure how to get them off the ground? David Uram might have the solution for you. Uram met his current business partner on Kijiji where both men wanted to work on a project. “When we started wo... Read this article

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Love the world, start with Haiti
When you start to think about where you want to go for spring break, you might want to ask yourself, “What else is there?” Next February, Lawrence Kinlin School of Business professor Victoria Digby will be bringing a small group of... Read this article

Opinion

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My personal experiences in Canada and at Fanshawe
The only constant in life is the opposite of constant and that is change. It can't get truer than this in the life of students who always seem to be on the move. Today's interconnected world poses a lot of opportunities and challenges fo... Read this article

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ARTiculation: Lessons from the undercarriage
The daughter of a mechanic, I have spent many a day sitting on a stool beside the car while Dad speaks to me from under it. He would teach me about engines, chassis and alternators. Sitting on the porch, he'd crane his neck to get a better v... Read this article

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The prorogation situation
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is giving federal politicians an extended summer vacation at the midway point of his four-year term. The governor general David Johnston determined that it was acceptable for Harper to call a four-week pause to the ... Read this article

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The Syria crisis has no end in sight
The civil war in Syria has been an ongoing conflict in the country for the past two and a half years. Essentially, the war involves several groups and organizations in the struggle to topple the Syrian government and take the country's presi... Read this article

Culture

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Chaisson brings the Maritimes to Forwell Hall
September 26's installment of the Student Union's Music Nooner series promises to be a memorable one as singer-songwriter Tim Chaisson visits Fanshawe College to perform in Forwell Hall, free for students. A fixture on the Prince Edwar... Read this article

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Bobbyisms: Hollerado taking music beyond the headphones
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. At the risk of stating the obvious, there is so much more to making a career in music than simply writing and playing songs. The irony is that these days artist marketing us... Read this article

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Forty Days at Sea comes to life
When former Falcons come together, they can do great things. Meet Alyeus, a local progressive rock band: lead vocalist and guitarist Kyle Alexander (Business Marketing, 2009); bassist and vocalist Dean Greco (Music Industry Arts, 2013), Andrew... Read this article

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Fanshawe student entrepreneur launches new television series
Viva London is a community-based TV show that highlights information that is targeted to the immigrant population here in London. “We integrate interviews with expert panelists that talk about topics like how to buy a house, preparing f... Read this article

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G33K LYFE: One world, two stories
For as long as film and television have existed, there has always been a section of the audience who has desired to see their favourite pieces of written work come to life on the small screen. The majority of prominent adaptations, especially ... Read this article

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The struggle for sleep
Your first year in post-secondary education is always a little crazy. From the day you step onto campus and spend your first night in residence, prepare for sleepless nights. The former quiet haven of your parents' house has been replaced ... Read this article

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Help for people in abusive relationships
Harsh realities are all around us, including abuse in relationships. You might have heard of a toxic relationship, know of someone who's been in one, or even experienced one yourself. Either way, it is something that should never happen, b... Read this article

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Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: Having a green home is easier than you think
Having a green home always seems to sound really expensive... what student really has the cash to buy these energy- and water-saving appliances that cost thousands of dollars? Probably not too many of us! Not to worry, though — making y... Read this article

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Find inner peace with open meditation sessions
If life's hustle and bustle are getting you down, The Quiet Group on campus is the perfect place to relax and recharge. “The group is for any student who would like to learn some new skills for coping with the stress and the demands ... Read this article

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Protecting our local animals
When discussing the topic of endangered animals, there are some key species that come to mind, such as fluffy white polar bears, cuddly pandas and ferocious tigers. But none of these creatures reside anywhere near where we are in London, Ontar... Read this article

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Save money by using less energy
Most of the things we use every day — from toasters to hairdryers to computers — use electricity. It may seem like we have an endless energy supply now, but our resources will run out eventually. The concept of energy conservation ... Read this article

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Reading Between The Lines: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...
We've seen Spiderman father a daughter with his superpowers in Spider-Girl. We've seen the goddamned Batman re-imagined (unintentionally) as a hilarious psychopath. Conversely, we've also seen Batman re-imagined as the hero of a Vi... Read this article

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Career Corner - What employers want: Their views on resumes and cover letters
Often critical to a candidate's success in today's employment market is a well-written resume and cover letter. So, to ensure that the advice given to students and graduates is as current as possible, a resume and cover letter questionn... Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Understanding is only the first step toward solution. Aries wants to be crisis manager and detective, but may be as powerless as anyone else. This ensemble does best when no one tries to go solo. Taurus (April... Read this article

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Reel Views: Vin Diesel shows off his skills in Riddick
Riddick (2013) That is of course, if you can count “being Vin Diesel-y” as a skill. Diesel is turning into one of those actors who we have seen all too often in Hollywood's past; Humphrey Bogart (though admittedly the man who... Read this article

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Cinema Connoisseur: A toxic environment
The Toxic Avenger (1984) It is Environmental Awareness Week on campus, the time when we turn the spotlight on Mother Nature. Sadly, an alarming percentage of the population would rather simply drop their coffee cups and candy bar wrappers o... Read this article

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Author brings graphic design and music knowledge to campus
Students in Graphic Design, Journalism, Radio Broadcasting, General Arts and First Nations Studies programs, listen up: you don't want to miss a special guest appearance by activist, producer, radio host, and graphic novelist Brian Wright-... Read this article

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Indies With Allie: The hidden messages in Room 237
The Hyland Cinemas theatre (240 Wharncliffe Rd. S.), on the border of Old South, is one of London's greatest underappreciated features. In a city that is rapidly losing any and all historical charm that it once used to carry, there are ver... Read this article

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Chat With Nat: Making the move from friends to more than friends
Dear Nat, I'm interested in this girl that I've been friends with for a while. We're not BEST friends or anything, but we know each other well enough and we talk fairly often. This is great and all, but I think I'm currently st... Read this article

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Gaming The System: Video games with awesome soundtracks forgotten to history, Part 1
Video game music has come a long way since the simplistic bleeps and bloops of the Atari. Some of the best modern music can be found in video games. With Civilization IV winning a Grammy for its soundtrack, video game music is clearly being gi... Read this article

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Beauty Boy: Foundation for the school year
One of the hardest makeup items to switch is your foundation because it's such a personal cosmetic, and once you've found that perfect texture and colour, you never want to switch. But as it is the new school year, it is always good to... Read this article

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Saving Earth, one shirt at a time
In The Sims, perhaps the most popular life simulation game series, you as a “Sim” can do a slew of things you probably couldn't (read: wouldn't) do in life beyond the computer screen. Maybe something small and simple, such ... Read this article

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The Shopping Bag: Lana Del Rey, the glamour edition
Lana Del Rey's style has evolved tremendously since she debuted into the music industry in 2007. With the influence of Old Hollywood, Nancy Sinatra, romance, symbolism, retro chic and fashion, Del Ray formed her image in the early stages o... Read this article

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Putting waste in the right place
Fanshawe staff and students produce a lot of waste, but we keep most of it out of the landfill. In 2011: - 57% of our waste was sent to RECYCLING - 5% of our food waste was sent for COMPOSTING - The rest, 38%, was sent to the LANDFILL That ... Read this article

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Save the Earth while saving money
Reusing and recycling are the best ways for students to save money, because constantly purchasing new items costs a great deal more than purchasing used items that might just need a bit of TLC. Here are some ways you can keep money in your pocket. ... Read this article

Leisure

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Fanshawe FC: Montreal making an MLS impact
The Montreal Impact has become one of the best clubs in Major League Soccer through a number of ways, especially on the field. They have built a club that is in the hunt for the Supporters Shield (best team in the regular season) and could ver... Read this article

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Premier League Ponderings: A shift in the balance of power in the European league system?
Football, soccer, whatever you feel like calling it, when being considered by the average person, is invariably related to one European nation before all others: England. There is good reason for this, the sport was formally invented there, it... Read this article

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Motoring: Accord-ing to Farooq, Accord HFP Coupe a fun drive
About two years ago, a new badge started showing up in Honda showrooms, and it read HFP. It was first found on the previous generation Accord coupe, and then also found its way to the Civic. But what are those three letters all about? HFP sta... Read this article

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The annual waiting game for Knights
In last week's column, I told you how great a roster the London Knights are projecting for the 2013/14 season. But for a team that sent 17 players to various NHL camps, there's always a thought that plays at the back of everyone's ... Read this article

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How I became a man by getting steamy with hot yoga
Ever since I moved to London, I've heard a lot about hot yoga. It seems at least once a week, I hear someone talking about going to a class and how great it was. I was pretty curious to see what all the buzz was about, so I headed down to ... Read this article

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