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Interrobang issue for Monday, November 4th, 2013

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No apologies for Project L.E.A.R.N.
It was a typical day in early September. Corporate Communications and Public Relations student Priya Das had finished a day of class and was hanging out in her Fleming Drive townhouse, chatting on Skype with her boyfriend. The quiet afternoon ... Read this article

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Bewhiskered bros, let's see your Mo's!
It's the wonderfullest, woolliest time of the year — a time when moustaches peek out from under noses to spread love and joy across the land. “Students should definitely support Movember because it's a great cause,” s... Read this article

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Those who can, teach
Teachers' college is getting a facelift, and it's only going to be harder to get in. It's hard enough to get a job nowadays, and it would appear that teachers are getting the short end of the stick like the rest of us — perh... Read this article

Opinion

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Fork in the Road: Can the truth actually set you free?
I want you to imagine the following scenario: you're a detective in a recent homicide case trying to get to the guts of what actually happened. You have conflicting testimonies from four key witnesses: two provide compelling evidence that th... Read this article

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ARTiculation: The swaying mind of Georgia O'Keeffe
She sits behind a desk, bobbing her right foot up and down like a brush into a pot of paint. Fluidly and rhythmically, she let the slow, pendular motion become the metronome that paced her day dream. She dreamt in full colour, letting the flower... Read this article

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Seeking help for puppy
Dear Editor, Hello, I am a current Fanshawe student and looking for some assistance in getting my online fundraiser for my puppy out there and hopefully get some donations so he can get a life changing surgery. I noticed an article was published... Read this article

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A House divided
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is currently touring the East Coast with his usual entourage of black SUVs, but that didn't stop him from throwing another former ally under the bus. In a calculated move, the PM revealed that his former chief o... Read this article

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Smile a little, change your life
Does kindness take time and money? At the fullest potential and if taken to the furthest extent, then along with dedication and effort, yes it can. The reality is that more often than not it takes a minimal contribution from an individual to mak... Read this article

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The other Apartheid State
Most of us have heard of the African Apartheid. Few people know exactly what it was but at least know who Nelson Mandela is. The South African Apartheid went on between 1948 and 1994. Mandela has been recognized as a savior and is admired simila... Read this article

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iPad Air or just hot air?
Apple's much-anticipated update to the iPad line, reasonably titled the “iPad Air” for its notable sleekness and reduction in weight, hit retail and online stores last Friday, with a familiar high-end price point of $519. Boasti... Read this article

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Notes From Day Seven: Don't get your ethics from the Bible
This past Sunday I spoke at my church. If you attend a church on Sunday mornings, you know that the priest, minister or pastor who is speaking will usually base his or her message on a small section of the Bible. I follow this practice myself, a... Read this article

Culture

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New Music Night with an edge
On November 8, New Music Night in The Out Back Shack will be a hardcore/metal show featuring three London local bands. Searching For Satellites, Fault of Mine, and Foxfight will take the stage to bring forth an interesting blend of dynamic mel... Read this article

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Bobbyisms: The art of making a record with Dan Griffin
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. There are few musicians in the world who haven't dabbled in home recording in pursuit of their dream, from rehearsal space PA boards to computer laptop software and exte... Read this article

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Arriving at Twin Forks: A new generation of folk music
There's something poetically apropos about the momentum that American folk-pop group Twin Forks is enduring, because it so closely mirrors their formation in Florida in 2011. Still celebrating their EP release last month on Dine Alone Reco... Read this article

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Social media and studying battle for your brain
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, YouTube ... Chances are, you're currently using at least one of these popular social media websites. These sites probably seem to be a whole lot more interesting to you when you have a ton of ... Read this article

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Reading Between The Lines: Chasing the American Dream
The American Dream is a proverb that, despite being overused, continues to carry important insight on the attitudes and aspirations of a nation of people. And never was that dream harder to achieve than being an immigrant of the early 1900s. U... Read this article

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Gaming The System: Was the Super Mario Bros. movie all that bad?
The Video Game Movie. Just the mere thought of it sends shivers down the spines of movie and gaming fans. Often considered a testament to the greed of capitalism, the desperate exploitation of a popular commodity, the Video Game Movie has oft... Read this article

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G33K Lyfe: To the rescue: How Marvel saved their film world
Way back in 2008, after the credits had rolled on the first showings of Iron Man, fans were treated to a scene that, while just over 30 seconds long, managed to catch the attention of cinema and comic book nerds alike. “I'm Nick Fury,... Read this article

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Cinema Connoisseur: You won't regret going Commando
Suburban Commando (1991) October, the scariest month of the year has come and gone, so now it is time for the hairiest month of the year. Movember, formerly known as November, is a wonderful time of year when men let their appearance go to h... Read this article

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Chat With Nat - Internships: Time-suck or stepping stone?
Dear Nat, Internship season is rolling around and I'm dreading it. I'm not only nervous about not getting hired anywhere, but I'm also worried about not getting paid for at least seven weeks. I think it's so unfair that student... Read this article

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Professor brings a little drama to Fanshawe students
Fanshawe professors are known for infusing their classrooms with their industry experience, and John Dolan, former co-ordinator and current full-time acting professor of Fanshawe's Theatre Arts program, is no exception. Dolan stressed the ... Read this article

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Media and your mind
November 4 to 8 is media literacy week in Canada. Media literacy is the ability to critically consume and respond to media. It's important because media — including music, TV, film, video games, websites, apps, books, magazines, bill... Read this article

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Career Corner - Interview preparation: Making first impressions
Making a good first impression is important, whether it's for a blind date, a chance to meet the future in-laws or for a job interview. Much of that first impression has to do with the visual impact you make and this is true in all of thes... Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Quiet persistence pays off where a grandstand play fails. Take a second look to revise an earlier snap judgment. Seek out a calming influence during frantic times. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) You make your be... Read this article

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Beauty Boy: Improvising with makeup
Sometimes money can be tight and makeup is not a top priority, or sometimes you might have a last minute event and realize you don't have a certain cosmetic product. Not to fret because you don't always need an extensive makeup kit to ... Read this article

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The Shopping Bag: An equestrian touch for the casual office
Office wear is now more flexible, trendy and colourful than ever. Of course, the dress code for each office varies, but in a more casual office, it's possible to incorporate trendy pieces into a business outfit. Three-piece power suits and ... Read this article

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Eye on Campus
With temperatures nearing zero (even below at times) these days, it seems that we are left with little choice within the wardrobe, however, it would seem that some students at Fanshawe are both weather- and fashion-conscious. Fall may be a ti... Read this article

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Stop stressing, silly – you'll get sick
Falling ill after the month of September is common. Temperature is at an all-time low and stress levels are at an all-time high for students. But did you know the latter plays a big hand in causing sickness? Wendi Roscoe, program coordinator ... Read this article

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It's easy to save money with Coupon Christine
For most students, finances are as much of a burden as their studies. Many either cannot find employment or don't have time to earn quite enough money. How can a student stay away from further debt? If the adage is true that a penny saved... Read this article

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Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: Warm up with a winter throw
With the cold winter months slowly but surely creeping up on us, it's time to make our homes winter friendly! During the snowy season, there's nothing like being snuggled up in a throw blanket, sipping hot drinks. With all these extra ... Read this article

Leisure

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Knightmare? Not quite yet
This wasn't supposed to be part of the plan. The London Knights, back-to-back defending OHL champions and 2014 Memorial Cup hosts, were supposed to be near invincible. A number of OHL teams didn't get that memo. The Knights have an av... Read this article

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Lightning Watch: A look ahead at the changes coming to the NBL this year
In the first three London Lightning preview articles, I've covered what's new with the Lightning. In the final installment, I will cover what is new around the National Basketball League of Canada. First off, there are two new franchis... Read this article

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Fanshawe FC: Toronto FC closes season on a high
Toronto FC did all they could against the Montreal Impact to spoil their rivals' playoff chances on the final day of the season. However, like most things TFC, it just wasn't enough as Montreal backed into the playoffs off of a 1- 0 lo... Read this article

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Fanshawe XC runs its way into the record books
On October 26, Fanshawe became the first college cross country program ever to win five consecutive Ontario College Athletic Association men's team titles after winning gold at the OCAA provincial championships held in Ancaster. The men... Read this article

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Premier League Ponderings: Managerial merry-go-round
Another week has passed in the Premier League and everything seems to be operating as one would expect it to — big teams are winning, Luis Suárez is scoring ridiculous goals, and the black bag has gone over the head of yet another manage... Read this article

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