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Interrobang issue for Monday, February 17th, 2014

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#Neknominations challenge extended
Charlie Bit My Finger... Harlem Shake... David After Dentist. These are all prime examples of YouTube video sensations that have gone viral in the last few years. With the entertainment factor in tow, that's just about what all viral video... Read this article

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Starting Grounds is brewing up conversations
There are thousands of awesome people doing very cool things in our city, but it can be tough for students to connect with these community leaders. Networking events can be intimidating, and the #LdnONT conversation on Twitter sometimes moves ... Read this article

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A small cost for a priceless experience
Have you heard of the hidden job market? According to Forbes magazine, 80 per cent of all jobs are never posted. So while you may be checking KnightHunter and other local job sites on a daily basis — or employing the “spray and pray... Read this article

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Meow-velous trivia night to help local feral cats
You don't have to be a cat lover to attend Cats' Night Out at the Dawghouse, but it'll help a lot. Progressive Animal Welfare Services' second annual trivia night on February 25 will put your kitty knowledge to the test with do... Read this article

Opinion

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The Fair Elections Act: Then what did we have before?
There's no sin more damnable in politics than voter suppression. Voting is the foundation of democracy. It's the mechanism by which people are able to engage in the political system that shapes the direction of the country as a whole. Th... Read this article

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Notes From Day Seven: Pope Francis and the challenge to consumerism
Last week I wrote that some people appear happy to trash the Catholic Church, usually from a distance. Some critics seem to have a lot to say without having much contact with ordinary Catholics. Would they continue to sing their same tunes if th... Read this article

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You start today
For a food lover, it may seem like an impossible feat — and it is easy to get stuck on how hard and unappealing such a proposition may seem. Why would you give up what you love? Yet it is because you only live once that it is so important ... Read this article

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A brief history of the Russian LGBT struggle
With the Olympics coming to a close on February 23, much international attention has been placed on Russia for its current laws and social stigmas that deny basic human rights to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people. Protests have spru... Read this article

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ARTiculation: One artist's totally tubular invention
The landscape of painting as an art has surely evolved over the years. From what paintbrushes and paints were made of to popular subject matter — these things seem to be ever-changing, moulding themselves to fit what modern society looks l... Read this article

Culture

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G33K LYFE: Does the House of Mario need to rebuild?
It is a rare occasion that one brand can become so synonymous with its product that the wider public believes that they are one in the same. It is an honour that is reserved for only the most elite companies, like Kleenex or, at least in the e... Read this article

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Bobbyisms: Luedecke and Lane, together again
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Do you recall the first album you purchased for yourself? It's a question I ask artists sometimes, while I'm getting to know them, and you might be surprised to know... Read this article

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There's something about Jordan
There is nothing average about this 22-year-old: He stands at 6 ft. 5 in.; he's a self-proclaimed jock who participated in his high school's musical; he's written and recorded a full-length album; and he's been nominated for his... Read this article

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Engineering student reconstructs plesiosaur fins
EDMONTON (CUP) - Laurel Richards is reverse-engineering a plesiosaur. No, this isn't some twisted, Jurassic Park-style experiment destined to go wrong. Richards, a fourth-year civil engineering student, is sticking to plastic models in he... Read this article

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The Shopping Bag: When fashion is inspired by interior design
The fashion and interior design world share many intriguing similarities, including the love of colour, texture, textiles, lines, silhouettes, artistic and personal expression. Fashion tells a story of an individual through her outfit, her int... Read this article

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Beauty Boy: Foundation mixology
People often think that when they are getting bored or tired of their foundation they need to replace it with a new one. While change is usually good, it isn't always the most fiscal thing to do, especially when your current foundation can... Read this article

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Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: Design students are students too!
Being a student enrolled in Interior Design at Fanshawe College has led to a lot of high expectations for my home's esthetics. I know this program cannot be the only one that will mislead people to believing that its students' homes lo... Read this article

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Lucas Glenn Co.'s “OK Cariboo” looks at industry and environment
KELOWNA (CUP) - For Lucas Glenn, the medium is the message. A conceptual artist by his own definition, Glenn uses his installation art to comment on the deep historical roots, as well as the environmental and social implications of B.C.'s... Read this article

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Cinema Connoisseur: A GLOWing review
GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012) The Olympics are in full swing, and I couldn't be more excited. Not because I am a fan of events such as Short Track Speed Skating or the Nordic Combined. Let's face it; nobod... Read this article

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Getting to destiny
ST. JOHN'S (CUP) - Available on the Nintendo 3DS eshop, Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies came to North America late last year. The game marks the fifth main game of the series, and starts off with a literal bang — a bomb goes off in th... Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Consider other people's views and needs. The Taurus Moon calls for a gentler strategy. Your excitement is worth so much more after you coax everyone up to your level. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) All of t... Read this article

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Sex worker champion talks about journey to Supreme Court
WINDSOR (CUP) - She's Canada's lady in leather, mistress of misery, queen of the court room and a sex-positive political powerhouse. Her name is Terri-Jean Bedford, or, as she is known by her clientele, Madame de Sade, and she is the m... Read this article

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Eye on Campus: Warm hues and cool blues
This week was probably the easiest week I've had on my Tuesday stroll around campus. I saw a lot of warm reds like maroon and oxblood, some sick camo bottoms and a nod to the great Steve Zissou. These guys know how to keep warm and look coo... Read this article

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Travelling on a budget
Vacations are supposed to give you a break and let you relax, but sometimes they can become more stressful than your day-to-day life! Money and overspending are a huge issue when it comes to vacationing, which makes sense because you are living ... Read this article

Leisure

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Road woes could keep London in fourth
It's been an up and down season for the London Knights. At times they're very good. And then at times, they're pretty awful. Not something you'd expect to hear of a Memorial Cup host team. This kind of form isn't something ... Read this article

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Motoring: Detroit houses hidden gems
The city of Detroit, Michigan, is bankrupt — but that doesn't mean it has nothing to offer. Look around and you'll see beautiful historic architecture, as well as state of the art modern facilities. Also, while there is no shortag... Read this article

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Premier League Ponderings: Some bad news, some good in Premier League
Axe Swing on Seventh Manger Every week, there is one subject in the Premier League that I hope to avoid writing about, and that is another manager being relieved of his duties partway through the season. However this past week I found myself ... Read this article

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Lightning Watch: The beasts in the East prepping for playoffs
The London Lightning are gearing up for another big playoff run, along with the “Big Three” in the Central Division; that includes the Windsor Express and Brampton A's. Those clubs have the best records in the National Basketbal... Read this article

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Health Habit of the Week: Tummy toning tidbits
Q. I want to lose weight around my belly area. How can I do this? A. First and foremost, you are not alone! Feeling insecure about weight around your abdomen is a very common issue. Unfortunately, you cannot spot-reduce fat. Fat distributio... Read this article

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