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Interrobang issue for Monday, October 14th, 2013

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Downtown campus opening delayed to avoid disruption
Fanshawe's downtown campus plans have been pushed back again, this time giving students the opportunity to start fresh in the new year. Construction is just about finished, but final touches still need to be put in before students can full... Read this article

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A fiery start to annual United Way campaign
Every year, Fanshawe College staff, faculty and students spend October to February raising funds for the United Way, and every year they start the campaign off the most delicious way they know how — with a chili cookoff. This year's ... Read this article

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Student services get centralized in F building
Last year, if you needed to access various student services, you'd end up running all over Fanshawe's campus, hiking to A building for peer tutoring and math help, then dashing to F building for counselling services and test-taking spa... Read this article

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SOAHAC joins Ontario in Wellbeing Week
In a cozy, carpeted room, I watched a wasp buzz over the heads of the few people still sitting during the stretch break. Chastity Jenner, the speaker on traditional medicine and the Ojibwa language, wrapped up her presentation with a prayer of... Read this article

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London Children's Museum dreaming big for the future
The London Children's Museum has been a pillar of the London community for nearly four decades. For the past 30 years, it has been located in the old Riverview School building at 21 Wharncliffe Rd. S., and now it's time to make a chang... Read this article

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Correction
A story on page 4 of Volume 46, Issue 7 dated October 7, 2013 of Interrobang entitled “Are you hurt? Call SERT” failed to mention that SERT is not the only team on campus that responds to calls for medical emergencies. Campus Security ... Read this article

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Idling? Talk to the hand
Hands are doing the talking and will hopefully bring car idling to a screeching halt. Media campaign and initiative Idle Hands is working towards gaining more attention to car idling, particularly exemptions to current bylaws. Meghan Jeffrey,... Read this article

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Local businesses beef up their office space
Two local high-tech companies are making a historic move, and it all started with a tweet. On April 9, Shawn Adamsson, an owner of digital design company rtraction, tweeted: “We've started to look at new office space. To say that we&... Read this article

Opinion

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Politics poised to spoil Pan- Am Games
The 2015 Pan-American Games is the largest sporting event to hit Canada since the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and yet the current discussion is dominated by quibbling about the budget. In just two years, Toronto will be front and centre on the worl... Read this article

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ARTiculation: A voice for the voiceless
“Say what you say plainly, and then take responsibility for it.” — Ai Wei Wei Ai Wei Wei, a contemporary artist rapidly growing in influence, has long been standing up for the underdog — the creative spirits who wish to... Read this article

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Notes From Day Seven: Would God vote?
Journalists in Nova Scotia have been asking students if they plan to vote. That was last week. Since then there has been an election, and the leadership of the province has changed hands. As students and others responded to the question of whet... Read this article

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When enough is enough
The London community is well aware of the change in atmosphere when September rolls around. The relatively average city night on Richmond Row becomes an overwhelming haven for students looking to enjoy their weekends and time off from school. A... Read this article

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Something in the water
While massive radiation spreads into the ocean and corporations privatize water for profit, an even more alarming crime is being perpetrated against our population. If you've heard of water fluoridation and it doesn't make your blood boi... Read this article

Culture

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Bobbyisms: Never Say Die! Bat Sabbath returns to London
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. But when it comes to the legacy of 1970s metal pioneers Black Sabbath, and in particular their early lead singer Ozzy Osbourne, the truth is often stranger than fiction. Si... Read this article

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Funk comes to Fanshawe
Canadian performer KC Roberts has worked in the music industry for many years, yet it's the release of his band's fourth album that marks the introduction of KC Roberts and the Live Revolution into the world of funk. “We approach... Read this article

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Local sketch comedy group The Block is hot
When you think about London, a comedy scene doesn't exactly come to mind. New York, L.A., Boston and even Toronto have a variety of comedic outlets, but London seems to be virtually off the radar. Well, a new sketch comedy show has come t... Read this article

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Reading Between The Lines: A hilarious book about a deadly case of mistaken identity
Pest Control will NOT make you think or consider philosophical points or think differently about life, and never comes near being poignant or deep. So why read it? Because it's pretty damn entertaining. Pest Control is through-and-through ... Read this article

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Gaming The System: The fruits of Half-Life
The Half-Life series has been MIA since 2007, with the fifth and (likely final) game to end the story arc, Half-Life 3, having become nothing more than a running joke six years in the making, it's time to take a look back (or, in other wor... Read this article

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She came in like a wrecking ball (and Lorde was the building)
I think it's safe to say that people like Lorde. Cunning lyrics over sparing electro beats prove deadly, especially when paired with her sultry voice and promising age of almost-17. Whether it's through her suddenly omnipresent single, ... Read this article

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The craziest party on earth
Thailand. You probably know it as a country of beautiful beaches, crystal clear water and delicious pad Thai. Little did you know this is also a country that knows how to throw an awesome party. Over the past 25 years, Thailand has transformed... Read this article

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Chat With Nat - Should I stay or should I go?
Dear Nat, I recently got out of a five-year relationship with (who I thought was) the girl of my dreams. For whatever reason, things didn't work out as planned and we ended up breaking up and going our separate ways. Since then, I've b... Read this article

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Cinema Connoisseur: A loving tribute to beloved film Troll 2
Best Worst Movie (2009) We are right in the thick of Halloween season — kids are deciding what costume to wear, radio stations are playing “Ghostbusters” more than they usually do, and stores are beginning to put out their ... Read this article

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Career Corner - Beyond the cover letter: Important job search correspondence
In addition to the cover letter that accompanies a resume, there are several other kinds of letters used in correspondence with prospective employers. Every written communication you have with an employer is one more opportunity for you to dem... Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Your favourite game is begging to be played professionally. Others are so impressed that they might not even bother to compete. Capitalize on your speed and strength. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Enjoy the pr... Read this article

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G33K LYFE: 10 years and still Walking
Ten years ago, comic book writer Robert Kirkman released a 22-page black-and-white volume, chronicling the confusion of one man as he awoke from a coma to find that the world around him had drastically changed and his family and friends had al... Read this article

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Got blood? Think donation
Most people are familiar with the idea of giving blood, but there are barriers and misconceptions that discourage people from donating. The fact is that everyone has approximately five litres of the blood in their body, which is more than enou... Read this article

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Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: Re-finishing your bulletin board
If you're anything like me, you don't believe in tossing something out unless you've tried your very best to make it beautiful and looking new again. I've had my bulletin board for years, and before that it was my great grandmo... Read this article

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Beauty Boy: Priming your facial canvas
Primers are one of those cosmetics that have a split vote as to whether they are worth it or not. Those who use primers would never do their makeup without using it where as some people just think of it as an extra, annoying step to their rout... Read this article

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The Shopping Bag: From day to night
Ever have those hectic days where you're at work and you have to head out afterwards for a dinner or night out but have no time to go home and change into a new outfit? I think we all have those days, but it helps when you have a few key p... Read this article

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Entertainment without breaking the piggy bank
There can be no doubt that college can mentally and financially stress out students. After paying off tuition and textbooks — in addition to the expenses that come along with lodging, food and other bills — it can be hard to find a few ... Read this article

Leisure

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Colleges closing in on university track and field
College athletes are not expected to compete with top university athletes in any sport. A lot of people think that the talent of the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association cannot even be compared to the Ontario University Athletics association. ... Read this article

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Lightning Watch: Bolting back onto the court
The London Lightning have kicked off their training camp with lots of options for an already quality side that has won back-to-back National Basketball League of Canada championships. Coach Michael Ray Richardson has had his work cut out for h... Read this article

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Premier League Ponderings: How it stands seven rounds in
Just under a fifth of the 2013/14 Premier League season has been played, and many of the league's players are heading off to all corners of the globe to represent their home nations in the final round of qualifying for next summer's Wo... Read this article

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Rival Watch:Western Conference
In previous columns, we've established how complete a team the London Knights are capable of putting together for this 2013/14 OHL season. As two-time defending champions and Memorial Cup representatives from the Ontario Hockey League, the... Read this article

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Motoring: Mazda3 gives bang for your buck
The Mazda3 is kind of a big deal for its maker. This model has sold over 3.5 million units globally and currently constitutes roughly half of all its sales in Canada, and despite losing ground in the last year to some of its rivals, it still r... Read this article

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Bye-bye, regular season
Fanshawe's men's and women's soccer teams finished in second place in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association West Division standings, meaning they will receive first-round byes and advance to the quarter-finals. The men's te... Read this article

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Falcons bump, set and spike to victory
Both men's and women's volleyball teams at Fanshawe played their way to victory on home court at the 11th annual Overkill Kick Off Tournament, of which the women are two-time returning champions. The teams bested five other colleges a... Read this article

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London ‘underdog' turned Argos defenseman
CFL team Toronto Argonauts won its 16th Grey Cup championship last November; it was the first championship win for defenseman David Lee. His star is on the rise and will probably shine for years to come. I didn't report on the win, nor did ... Read this article

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