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Interrobang issue for Monday, February 3rd, 2014

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News

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SRID showcases students' studies
Fanshawe students work on some pretty amazing things throughout the year, and Student Research and Innovation Day on March 26 is a chance for some to show off their stuff. “One of the things we want to do with Student Research Day is hav... Read this article

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Get your resume ready - Career Week is here
The annual Career and Summer Job Fair takes place on February 5 in J Gym at the London campus, and it's your chance to connect with representatives from nearly 90 local and area organizations from a variety of industries. The most importan... Read this article

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Jobs for grads up for grabs
As of December 2013, the national unemployment rate is sitting pretty at 7.2 per cent, and London averages at 7.8. That number may mean something to post-secondary students expecting to graduate this year. Stats scream bleak, but Susan Coyne ... Read this article

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Canadian artists, Canadian hits at Share The Land show
During his life, Jack Richardson influenced generations of musicians through his work with bands like The Guess Who, Alice Cooper and Bob Seger and had a massive impact on countless students as a professor in Fanshawe's Music Industry Arts... Read this article

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You're invited to a celebration of First Nations arts and culture
Singing, dancing, music, art and a tasty lunch adds up to a stellar event, and everyone's invited. The Indigenous Music, Arts and Culture Celebration will take place in Forwell Hall on February 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's a chance ... Read this article

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International Week is an adventure on campus
Imagine a place where you can get a henna tattoo while you munch on some homemade Nigerian baked goods. You can learn origami from a guy who really knows his stuff, you can see art from India, China and Africa, and you can even attend a fashio... Read this article

Opinion

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Fork in the Road: Stronger than you think
I often joke that my dad must have been under the impression I was a boy because, as I was growing up, he consistently uttered phrases to me like “crying is a sign of weakness.” (I did dress like a skid kid and had awfully short hair... Read this article

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ARTiculation: Ruling out rules
Rules play a large role in every aspect of the world, but where we notice it most is in our individual lives. In general, rules are established in our lives in two ways: they can be imposed upon us by society (or ourselves) without realizing it,... Read this article

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Law Talk: What is the Landlord and Tenant Board?
Most tenants in Ontario who rent houses or apartments are in leases covered by the Residential Tenancies Act. The Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) is in charge of enforcing this law. If you have a maintenance concern that your landlord is not add... Read this article

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A million jobs - just in time for graduation
Every government talks about creating jobs. A high unemployment rate has a substantial negative economic impact that affects the broader community beyond those who are unemployed. Every opposition party criticizes the job creation strategies of... Read this article

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The power of negative emotions
Success is a lousy teacher; it seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. Still, in our success-driven society, we are obsessively attached to our desired result. What we forget is far from being a sign of inferiority, failure and d... Read this article

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Notes From Day Seven: What's to like about The Bible
I don't make movies but I can appreciate the difficulty of creating one, especially one about Jesus Christ. It would have to capture the appeal and depth of Jesus. And it would have to make the setting — the times, locations and other ... Read this article

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Playing dress-up
We have all grabbed our parents' clothes and dressed up in styles and sizes that just did not fit us. This game even lasts into adulthood, in the change room when you try on clothing that just does not look right. Maybe it is the wrong size,... Read this article

Culture

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Bobbyisms: Goud and Hause: A study in timelessness
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Do you ever wonder how our generation will be regarded when it comes to music in the future?Ours seems quite far removed from musical eras in the past; where even the most di... Read this article

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Reading Between The Lines - Tintin: Comic book icon still kicking
Tracing back the early days of comics is quite the adventure. Even though they're old-fashioned and somewhat out of date, the entertainment value of Rube Goldberg's elaborate and ridiculous contraptions never get old, to the point of h... Read this article

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Rising country star going back to her roots
Local country-singing darling Genevieve Fisher is returning to her alma mater Catholic Central High School February 8 to perform at its second annual Blue and White Gala, which raises funds for school teams, clubs and classes. “I'm l... Read this article

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Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: Upgrade your posters
We've all had them in the past, and some of us may even have them now: posters plastering your walls from floor to ceiling! With being a student you see this trend happen too much. I've seen it in friends' homes and have recently l... Read this article

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Top tips to dominate your job hunt
You've gone on a couple job interviews but to no avail, and you're starting to get frustrated. Don't worry! I've come up with a foolproof system to land the job or your money back guaranteed. The Resume - Put everything you... Read this article

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Hook yourself up: Get LinkedIn
The feeling of missing out is a horrible one. When I was in high school, I didn't party much. I wanted to, but I didn't. Unlike many, it wasn't because of parental influence, nor was it because I wasn't the most popular person i... Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Look forward, not back. The old way of doing things is history, and you need a new operating principle. Despair is counterproductive. Try to be positive about this change. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Reunite ... Read this article

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Cinema Connoisseur: Little film provides big laughs
Midgets vs. Mascots (2009) The Super Bowl just took place. The Olympics are about to begin. But the biggest news in the sports world is coming from Chicago, where Major League Baseball's Cubs recently unveiled their first mascot in the f... Read this article

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Reel Life: Tintin goes Hollywood; for those who can't pick up the books
Undoubtedly, Tintin being a massive comic book franchise, the inevitable adaptations come in tow. But as a fan (or perhaps a newbie), where does one start? Well, anything goes, but remember that the adaptations come with a certain crudeness th... Read this article

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Gaming The System - The video game crash: The death of Atari and the rise of Nintendo, Part 1
It's just one of those things; you wonder why your grandma calls all video games “Ataris” and you mother, “Nintendos.” Or maybe if you're more into video games than the average person, you're probably thinkin... Read this article

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G33K LYFE: The three most unnecessary games money can buy
Most board games have remained the exact same for generations, comforting traditions that have been part of family life for years. Yet with the dawn of the Internet, the world now has an unprecedented access to the most annoying, overpriced an... Read this article

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Beauty Boy: A career in makeup artistry
Makeup artistry is not only an incredible form of art; it is also a very exciting and rewarding career choice. The avenues you can take in a makeup career are endless whether it's in retail, fashion, TV and film, theatre or even taking an ... Read this article

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Fashion shows to fall in love with
Valentine's Day is that special time of year to show your romantic side and affection to the people you really care about. In the world of fashion, it's a time that boosts a designer's imagination as they draw inspiration from all ... Read this article

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The Shopping Bag: Let your dress speak
To convey a message through fashion is usually done through colour, texture and shapes, but what would your dress say if there was a message printed all over it? What if the lyrics of your favourite song was quoted in your dress, and done in a... Read this article

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Making the transition From school to work
Graduation is creeping up on us, and come April, many of us will be finishing post-secondary education forever and moving into the world of work to start new jobs and careers. The transition from student to working professional can be tough. Student... Read this article

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Why you aren't landing the job
Ever come out of a job interview feeling fantastic and positive that you'll be hired, only to not end up with the job? There are many reasons as to why this could happen, so don't take it too personally. Reason 1: You're Not Qualified ... Read this article

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Interviewing yourself out of a job: Common interview mistakes
You've perfected your resume, handed out what seemed to be a hundred copies at every store, restaurant, bar and banana stand that you could find in the city and finally, just when it seems like your meals for the next year will be limited to boxe... Read this article

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Level up your resume with volunteer experience
After a couple of long, hard years hitting the books, you're finally done school and ready to head into the working world. You were at the top of your class and you graduated with honours — companies are sure to be clawing at each other try... Read this article

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Paying to work: A guide to certificates
I know the last thing you want to do after being at school all day is to take some extra courses, especially if you have to pay for them. You might be thinking that it's crazy to spend money on certificates just to get a job. These courses might ... Read this article

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Bookmark this! Key sites for your job hunt
Taking your job hunt to the Internet can help you cast a wider net and find your dream job. Job search sites, which range from Canada-wide to the London area, are a great way to find entry-level work and sector-specific jobs. LOCAL SITES F... Read this article

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Resumes today, jobs tomorrow
Before you can land an interview, you need to have an outstanding resume and cover letter. Writing these two things can be tough, but if you take your time and put some thought into it, you'll get your foot in the door for an interview, which can... Read this article

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Learning and travelling It's possible with an exchange
Always wanted to travel the world? An exchange program may be your ticket. Going on an exchange to another country allows you to pursue your post-secondary studies while experiencing the rich cultural landscape another country has to offer. An excha... Read this article

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Getting schooled, the right way
Choosing between university and college is a lot like opening up a Kinder Surprise. You remember that egg-shaped chocolate we all ate when we were younger with some sort of small novelty inside? On one hand, you're filled with excitement at the f... Read this article

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Stay safe from employment scams
Finding a job as a student is never easy, especially in a city like London, where the unemployment rate has spent years hovering around 10 per cent overall. Thousands of students come into town each year, every one of them seeking employment so they ... Read this article

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Top five student-friendly companies in Canada
Not many of us want to go from waking up and having class for a couple hours to dragging our butts to an office working 9 to 5 every day, but we all have to grow up sometime. Whether it's helping to pay for school, offering extensive training or ... Read this article

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Don't get the cold shoulder with a cold call
Cold calling — contacting a company that has no postings for jobs you're qualified for — is one of the toughest things some job seekers do during their hunt. It means contacting people who work at a company you respect, talking about ... Read this article

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From grad to greatness
If you're like me, then you're here at Fanshawe for one reason — no, I'm not talking about the party life, killing time at Barney's, or hitting on the cutie across the classroom — I'm talking about getting a job. You k... Read this article

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Make the best impression at first glance
As much as we would like to believe otherwise, appearances really can make or break your interview. Yes, what is on the “inside” does count, but your first impression begins as soon as you come into contact, when your potential emp... Read this article

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Eye on Campus
Fanshawe made a sizeable donation to the 2013 United Way campaign, raking in $107,381, surpassing its goal of $106,000. College president Peter Devlin thanked participants in events like the stair climb, silent auction and donut eating contest for th... Read this article

Leisure

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Total Domi-nation coincides with snub
London Knights left wing Max Domi has been on a tear ever since he was snubbed by Team Canada for the World Juniors. He may not have spoken much about the snub — he seemed visibly upset by Hockey Canada's decision to leave him off th... Read this article

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Health Habit of the Week: All about allergies
Q. How do I know if I have a food allergy or food intolerance? A. A food allergy involves the immune system (your body's selfdefence mechanism). When you are exposed to an allergen, your body releases a chemical called histamine to prote... Read this article

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Lightning Watch: Former Lightning players find jobs elsewhere
When it comes to jobs, people associated with the London Lightning don't usually have a hard time finding them. From the league's inception, former Lightning players have not had trouble finding employment after leaving the league'... Read this article

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Premier League Ponderings: Five impactful signings revisited
In the first edition of this column, as the summer transfer window came to a close, I took a look at five new signings that I felt were going to have a big impact for their new clubs this Premier League season. Here we are at the close of the ... Read this article

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Motoring: Sorento impresses
Last year, Kia launched an updated version of the Sorento, and despite it going on sale in March 2013, it was labelled a 2014 model. I drove one at its launch event in Scottsdale, Arizona, and while I got an impression of it, I needed to spen... Read this article

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Fun and Fitness: Looking for a job in fitness?
WANTED: Qualified Fitness Staff!Where? Every fitness centre. What jobs are available? This week, I will give you a list of common careers or jobs in the fitness industry, a brief explanation of each and the credentials required (however this v... Read this article

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