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Interrobang issue for Monday, October 21st, 2013

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Give your brain a break this week
This week is Mental Health and Wellness Week at Fanshawe, which means there are tons of activities to help staff and students relax, take a break and recharge during this busy time of year. On October 21, We Got Game will be taking over Forwel... Read this article

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What did we L.E.A.R.N.?
September 28 marked the close of London Police's one-month long initiative, Project L.E.A.R.N., which stands for Liquor Enforcement and Reduction of Noise. Police patrol was focused in areas with heavier student presence like Fanshawe com... Read this article

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Warm and cozy for a cause
On the morning of November 25, downtown London and Stratford will be a sight to behold: hundreds of red scarves will be draped over lampposts, fire hydrants, trees and fences to brighten up the city with a punch of colour and raise awareness f... Read this article

Opinion

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The last of the gas plant scandal... again
Ontario's Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk has released her final report on the cancelled gas plants in Oakville and Mississauga and it's another crushing blow to the Ontario Liberal Party's credibility. When the Liberal Party announced ... Read this article

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ARTiculation: "Artvertising"
Remember when Joseph Gordon-Levitt played the hopeless-romantic wallflower in 500 Days of Summer? When he was Robin in Batman? Don Jon? Remember when Justin Timberlake started acting? When Michael Jordan played baseball? There is great debate a... Read this article

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Notes From Day Seven: Nazis are people too?
Should a convicted Nazi war criminal receive a funeral? You may have heard about the death of 100-year-old Erich Priebke. According to Israelnationalnews.com, he had been living und... Read this article

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Worldview on Campus: Social justice in the Bible
I discussed in a previous week that the two topics, Christianity and social justice, are themes that have informed the way I view the world. These two topics can of course easily be separated, but in my life, I find that they are often linked. I... Read this article

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Misguided youth
We are living at a turning point in history. This is a very exciting time to be alive, yet the vast majority of people seem to be lost in a hypnotizing black hole of generic brainwashing culture. I'm not saying that individuality is dead, bu... Read this article

Culture

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Falcons of a feather form a grunge-rock band
Made up of four second-year Music Industry Arts students, grunge-rock band Handsome Harlot is tuned up and ready to rock. Allie Gilbert (vocals), Cameron Naraine (guitar), Spencer Jones (bass), and John Abreu (drums) met at Fanshawe College i... Read this article

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Bobbyisms: Great music from down the 403
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. This week I'm excited for the punk rock show coming to The Out Back Shack; the October 25 edition of New Music Night features The Dirty Nil, Bombing Neverland and The Pe... Read this article

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Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: How to decorate a bookshelf
Bookshelves may be one of the hardest items in your home to decorate. It can take several hours of researching pictures in magazines and on Pinterest just to get ideas on how to set up your books along with accessories. Here are a few simple t... Read this article

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Beauty Boy: Makeup pet peeves
Wearing makeup can be fun and exciting, and can even boost one's confidence, but every once in a while, makeup can do things that are completely annoying. Sometimes it may be the mixture of two products you are using, sometimes it can be a... Read this article

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The Shopping Bag: The layers of street fashion
Fall is the ultimate season for layering and flexing your styling skills with the many pieces available. When it comes to street fashion, pretty much anything goes, just as long as you wear it with conviction and you pick a few fabulous pieces... Read this article

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Reading Between The Lines: Alien proselytizers or kindred extraterrestrial scientists?
I will admit, I felt like I was cheating by reviewing a book that was required reading for my elective credit this year, but then again, Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer is probably one of the most engrossing novels I've ever been sucke... Read this article

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Gaming The System: Ghoulish gaming, Part 1
With horror games seemingly shedding atmosphere in favour of big, badass, totally-not-scary action, it would appear that there is a real drought of interactive entertainment that can give you the heebie- jeebies this Halloween. To keep your th... Read this article

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Just get over it
I'll let you in on a little secret: The fact that you're reading this right now sort of terrifies me. I still can't pick up this paper and read my own writing, knowing that someone else has or will. I used to hate talking to people ... Read this article

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I'm sad so I eat; I eat because I'm sad
When I started working on this article, I originally wanted to investigate the correlation between what we eat and the resulting status of our mental health. I thought that eating junk meant that mental health would suffer. But after talking ... Read this article

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Don't get stuck with SAD
The days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder and the amount of sunlight that we are being exposed to is drastically decreasing. The closer we get to the winter months, the more we may all start feeling the effects of Seasonal Af... Read this article

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Fanshawe instructor lives double life as a writer
Can you agree that writing comes easier to some than others? Creative writing instructor Meg Howald, a former teacher at H.B. Beal Secondary School, has a long history of writing, which started at a young age. Most recently, Howald signed thre... Read this article

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G33K LYFE: Third dimension evolution
Previously in this column I took a look back on the history of the Pokémon series, as well as the people who have helped to turn it into a massive pop culture force over the last 16 years, and across numerous forms of media. The retrospective ... Read this article

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Back to the tabletop
We see it in pop culture once in a while. An episode of the intensely popular show Community was based on it. The name “Dungeons and Dragons” is one that sticks to us as the ultimate geek experience — one that we envision to b... Read this article

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Cinema Connoisseur: Superbeasto is super good
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) The Cinema Connoisseur's Halloween Spooktacular Fright Film Festival is in full swing, and this week, I'll be taking a look at a film that features three trademarks of Halloween: demons, men... Read this article

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Chat With Nat - In a funk and unable to find life's silver linings
Dear Nat, I've been having trouble seeing the positive side of things lately. Finding the silver lining in situations usually comes so naturally to me, but between work, school and hardly having time for a decent social life, I've just... Read this article

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Career Corner - Googling for jobs
There is no question that we have at our fingertips one of the most revolutionary methods of looking for employment… the Internet. Using the Internet is a great way to access advertised jobs or to research employers. Make sure you are utilizin... Read this article

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Take a break - a little goes a long way
School, work, family, friends. Your schedule most likely revolves around these main aspects that keep you constantly on the go. It is easy to become overwhelmed with an endless mountain of things to do. Seeing a growing to-do list can sometime... Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) You're entitled to any opportunity. It's obvious to all that Aries is the most likely candidate for good luck and high adventure. With so much positive energy focused on you, sadness can't exist. T... Read this article

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Fanshawe provides help for mental health
Our relationship with the school year is a love-hate one. We're all here for a specific reason (or at least, we should be): to get an education and hopefully earn a career. But there are two sides to the coin. College gives us a chance t... Read this article

Leisure

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Lightning Watch: Freeman bolts back to the Lightning
Freebird has landed. After joining the London Lightning during the team's first season two years ago, Gabe Freeman took the National Basketball League of Canada by storm, eventually winning the inaugural Most Valuable Player award. After g... Read this article

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Fanshawe FC: Can MLS weather the winter weather?
Could North American soccer be, at least partially, played during the winter? That's what Major League Soccer is continuing to ask as they move closer to a winter schedule. The game on this side of the pond has embraced many of the Europea... Read this article

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Rival Watch: Eastern Conference
Last week, we looked at the class of the West; the London Knights' biggest rivals heading into the 2013/14 season. This week it's time to take a look at the Eastern conference. What makes it a little easier for London and other Western... Read this article

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Motoring: Comparing the Acura RLX and MDX
Not many people know this, but Honda was the first among the Japanese brands to come up with a luxury division, named Acura. The brand got off to a great start with their initial models, the Integra and the Legend, being very well received by ... Read this article

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