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Interrobang issue for Monday, November 25th, 2013

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One step toward mending fences
Get to know your neighbours, people. It could be the first step toward bridging the miscommunication gap between London residents and students. The City of London's core community groups were represented at the Town and Gown meeting, whic... Read more

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Competition: A dish best served cold
Fanshawe professor and award-winning chef Scott Baechler left the classroom to travel to Basel, Switzerland to compete with the national culinary team in the Salon Culinaire Mondial — deemed one of the three most prestigious culinary com... Read more

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Click your way to an A
It's that time of year when the sound of papers being crumpled and ripped fills the air, and no, I'm not talking about Christmas morning. It's exam season. Many of us are starting to make study sheets, which can be dozens of pages ... Read more

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Leaving a legacy a year later
Amanda Todd's YouTube video about her struggle with bullying may have garnered over 28 million views, but it is her story her mother Carol Todd is hoping people will learn from. A year has passed since Amanda's suicide in October 2012... Read more

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NaNoWriMo stresses quality over quantity
Fifty thousand words. One month. Sounds crazy, right? Since 1999, National Novel Writing Month has been challenging people around the world to write 50,000 words in the month of November; that's roughly 1,667 words a day for 30 days. One o... Read more

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Seeking women with great ideas
BizInc and the Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative (Her WEI) at Brescia University College are teaming up to present the Women's Entrepreneurship Showcase on November 27. The goal of the event is to introduce female students at Western... Read more

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In the aftermath of disaster
On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan, also known as Typhoon Yolanda, flattened many cities in the Philippine islands with winds gusting up to 378 kilometers per hour before landfall, leaving devastation in its wake. According to CNN, as of November ... Read more

Opinion

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TPP and TAFTA: On corporate control
One thing is clear: You and everyone you know will be affected by the secret agreements that are to be finalized in the very near future. The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement are two sides of a coin that giv... Read more

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Notes From Day Seven: Compassion and faith spring into action in the wake of Haiyan
Job is the name of a section of the Christian (and Jewish) Bible. It reads like a creative story told to teach a valuable lesson. The section, known as a “book,” is the story of a man bearing the same name. Job starts off well enough... Read more

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Three saner mayors than Rob Ford
Running a major city with 3 million people in it might seem like a hard job. Besides a lot of responsibility, tough decision making and public outreach, you really have to be an outstanding public figure to fit the shoes. Then there's Toront... Read more

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Lunch with Rob Ford
Being a good politician takes finesse. When you look at someone like Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who is very private and reserved, you see a deliberate effort to control the amount of material that can be used against him. Enter Rob Ford. The... Read more

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ARTiculation: Originality is in the eye of the beholder
You are not original. This is what the vast majority of artists, be it rappers, writers or visual artists tenaciously resist. The moment you're born into this world — the moment your senses are affected by your surroundings — you... Read more

Lifestyles

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Your senses are strong, but your defenses are weak. An intense experience is likely to be overwhelming - see if you can leave early. Take in the loveliness of the late fall days. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) ... Read more

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Chat With Nat - Dealing with social media snubs
Dear Nat, Recently my friend and I had a HUGE (and I mean HUGE) blowup over a guy. My friend and I have known each other since Grade 1, and we pretty much ended the friendship over this dude, who we only met at school this year. The short ver... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Santa vs. Satan showdown Yuletide classic
Santa Claus (1959) “He's making a list And checking it twice; Gonna find out who's naughty and nice Santa Claus is coming to town” “He lives in outer space He's abducted children of every race... Wait, what???!&rdqu... Read more

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What can HR do for you?
Most people have likely heard of Human Resources, but many of those people probably can't really explain what a human resources department actually does. Katie Cornelius is currently a student in Fanshawe's Human Resource Management po... Read more

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Local duo to shed Light on London's multicoloured history
Who would have thought that the move of the Fugitive Slave Chapel would unearth stories about multiculturalism and Black history here in London? Steve Charles, London native and draftsman, saw an ad in the paper about the church's move and... Read more

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Manly bands hit the OBS stage for Movember
New Music Night at The Out Back Shack on Movember 29 is gonna rock your socks off. “We have three bands coming in for New Music Night — it's a cock rock night,” said Allie Neeb, the Fanshawe Student Union's VP Enterta... Read more

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Bobbyisms: We Are The City celebrate PXTK project
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. In the music industry, marketing is often a sink-or-swim environment. Freelance publicists and major label marketers routinely face the same challenge: how do you get people... Read more

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Researcher has tips for sleep-deprived students
EDMONTON (CUP) - When it comes to getting a good night's rest, there can be a lot to lose sleep over - particularly for students. In the age of computers and tablets, which produce melatonin-suppressing blue light, getting enough beauty sle... Read more

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Awesome students prepare for pitch night
The night we've all been waiting for has finally arrived. November 27 is when four students will pitch their awesome ideas for improving the Fanshawe community in the hopes of taking home the $1,000 grant to bring their idea to life. Prese... Read more

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Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: Make your home stress-free
It's that time of year again: we're all finding ourselves overwhelmed with last-minute projects and studying for finals that are right around the corner. School alone is more than enough to deal with, and many people find it hard to ke... Read more

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Stand on the Sixth
December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Fanshawe College will join the nation in remembering those whose lives have been forever changed by gendered violence. On December 6 at 12 p.m., a memorial fo... Read more

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Gaming The System: Best of the worst, Part 2
In a universe with unlimited possibilities and a horrifying amount of awful games, there are always a few titles whose awesomeness comes from that awfulness. Here are a few more games that didn't make last week's cut. Hong Kong '9... Read more

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G33K LYFE: Hands on with the PlayStation 4
November 15 was a banner day for the video game industry. Sony's PlayStation 4 was released to the public, and over the weekend more than a million people sat down to enjoy the dawn of the next generation of video games, an event that only... Read more

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Reading Between The Lines: A hilarious book about a deadly case of mistaken identity
The entire history of English, the world's most prolific language, certainly would be daunting to narrate, but Bill Bryson's The Mother Tongue handles the task deftly, while sporting a charming sense of humour that stops the fairly ser... Read more

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Career Corner - So, what are your strengths and weaknesses?
Job interviews are stressful to everyone, no doubt about it. I've often said that if you aren't at least a little bit nervous about an interview, then you should be nervous about why you aren't. To help alleviate your nervousness be... Read more

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Eye on Campus
Mo Bros anks to all you bros who grew fuzzy moustaches this month. For those of you who aren't aware, during the month of November, men from around the world band together to grow lip sweaters and simultaneously raising money to suppor... Read more

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Thoughtful handmade holiday gifts
It's that time of year again. Streets are covered with snow, houses are lit up with colourful lights, trees are decorated with tinsel; it truly is a winter wonderland. But wait, there's one thing missing... Where are the presents?! Christm... Read more

Sports

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Fun and Fitness: Test yourself at the Strength Challenge
In real life, he is a geeky news reporter; but when the Man of Steel hears a cry for help, he busts out of the office attire and lets his muscles ripple and shine in that tight blue suit. Clark Kent becomes the fearless Superman, letting nothi... Read more

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Fanshawe's cross-country program receives five-star rating
In 2009, the Fanshawe men's cross-country team won its third provincial title in a five-year span. An impressive accomplishment, however, this would only be the first of five straight provincial titles, something that no other Ontario Coll... Read more

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Premier League Ponderings: The cost of friendlies is too high
As we loom ever closer to 2014, the year of the next World Cup, the list of 32 teams to compete has yet to be finalized, and many of the Premier Leagues best have jetted out to all corners of the world so they can help their country make the f... Read more

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Lightning Watch: Lightning's Central division looking strong
The London Lightning came away with three wins during their big three-game weekend this past month; a 108-84 thumping of Windsor, a 107 to 93 win over Brampton and a 127-102 shootout against the Mississauga Power. With that weekend, they had ... Read more

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The big, bad Knight blueline
Remember that time when the London Knights had one of the youngest defences in the Ontario Hockey League? That was a long time ago — almost three months. Now the Knights have one of the OHL's toughest and oldest defences, and look r... Read more

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Motoring: Lexus offers the sports sedan you want
The mission for the IS-series from Lexus was from the beginning to give the brand a youthful, enthusiastic image — after all, up to this point this luxury Japanese brand had a boring image. The very first IS-series arrived in the year 20... Read more

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