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Interrobang issue for Monday, March 24th, 2014

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Falcons hope to roost in City Hall
Nearly one-fifth of London's population is between the ages of 15 and 25. The London Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is seeking to harness these young people's energy and ideas to influence the leaders of today and build the leaders of t... Read this article

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Scavenger hunt has heart
Zoom around downtown London and participate in heart-healthy fitness challenges for awesome prizes — the Heart and Stroke Foundation's second annual Hunt for Heart event takes place on April 26! “Hunt for Heart is a scavenger ... Read this article

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Helping hands in Haiti
Eight students and two professors from Fanshawe College recently returned from Haiti on what was previously called an “alternative spring break.” Two students described the experience as “amazing” and “eye opening.... Read this article

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Don't fake it till you make it
The London Police Service released a statement on March 11 that three Toronto-area residents were charged with “Possession of a Forged Passport, Possession of a Forged Document, Personation at Examination and Personation to Gain Advantag... Read this article

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A rock-solid win for Fanshawe's Land Planning students
Three groups of students in Fanshawe's Integrated Land Planning Technologies program received awards in the Student Design Competition at the recent Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel (OSSGA) AGM in Ottawa. The students came home with three awa... Read this article

Opinion

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Farewell, Fanshawe!
For the last three and a half years, my life has revolved around one thing: making this newspaper the very best it can be. I've spent countless hours interviewing people on campus and around the city, writing hundreds of stories and editing ... Read this article

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ARTiculation: Artistic authenticity
In the few weeks, social media has turned one video into a viral sensation. “First Kiss” is a short film in which strangers who've never met before are paired up, put in front of a camera, and asked to make out. It would be like ... Read this article

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Put yourself out there
What do you do with your free time? How well do you spend it? While there may not necessarily be a specific reason for you to push your boundaries and stray out of your normal patterns, taking the time to put yourself out there holds so much po... Read this article

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Less culture war and more economy
REGINA (CUP) - The Liberals possess good fortune lately. According to the Toronto Star, a new poll from the conservative think-tank Manning Centre found that 31 per cent of the 1,100 individuals surveyed identified with the Liberals, while only ... Read this article

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Notes From Day Seven: Symptoms of a sick planet
Drive anywhere outside of London and you can see the signs anywhere. You find small, older farm buildings abandoned. Gas stations and convenience stores alongside of inhospitable roadways long ago began to dominate decaying villages and hamlets ... Read this article

Culture

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A win for mental health awareness
Olympic gold medalist Clara Hughes visited St. Thomas on March 15 and 16, after leaving Hamilton on the second leg of her Clara's Big Ride tour as part of the Bell Talk mental health awareness campaign. The bike tour will last 110 days and... Read this article

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Dieting: Fad or lifestyle choice?
No matter where you turn you are faced with the temptations of fast food and the pressures from the media to look a certain way. Any magazine you pick up these days you will likely find a page that will teach you a new trick to lose weight or ... Read this article

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Bobbyisms: Thoughts on success in music
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Back in 2010 when Conan O'Brien was coming to the end of his newly appointed yet short-lived gig as the host of The Tonight Show, he found a shrewd form of payback with ... Read this article

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Xander John Scott is ready to ignite London with his music
This March has been busy for one Music Industry Arts graduate of 2012. Thunder Bay native Alex Maclean is a musician who performs under the name Xander John Scott. He juggles full-time studies at Western University studying computer science. ... Read this article

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From purses to dentistry
Toronto native Sarah Shell was on her way to becoming a doctor before she ventured into the fashion industry. “I veered off of it [because] I guess I was really listening to my heart at the time and it was telling me that it wasn't t... Read this article

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The CAISA Fashion Show 2014: Arcadia
On March 15, the Canadian Asian International Student Association held its 16th annual CAISA Fashion Show at Centennial Hall. The creative direction of the show was derived from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. The show was a spectacul... Read this article

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The Shopping Bag: The floral trends of Spring 2014
The possibilities of using flowers in everything design-related — and especially fashion — are endless. Each type of flower has a different meaning and can be complemented by the colour, which also has its own meanings. In fashion, ... Read this article

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Fanshawe grad grows Tempting Tree
Charlene Wolf, a recent graduate of Fanshawe's Theatre Arts program, knows that creating your own work can be very important to working as a theatre actor. Wolf and friend Ryan Cole, a philosophy student at Western University, recently tea... Read this article

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Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: Choosing your interior décor theme
You like beach theme décor, gothic décor, you like antique furniture, modern and contemporary style of homes… all of these completely different styles of décor. How do you know what one choose? Narrowing it down to what you truly love is the h... Read this article

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Getting “veducated”
Interested in making the switch from carnivore to herbivore? Vegup London is a social group for vegetarians, vegans and those who are interested in learning more about the lifestyle and the challenges that come along with it. Vegup London was ... Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) You give and give from a bottomless reservoir. As long as no one else is losing, all thoughts of inequality are far from your mind. People from other countries hold special appeal for you. Taurus (April 20 - M... Read this article

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Help for Hurting
This is a different type of article than what I normally write, deviating from my usual objective and research-based journalism. I prefer to write fact, not opinion, so I tend to avoid any subject for which I have strong feelings. I take an ex... Read this article

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That liminal space
I like organization. I like planning. Knowing what is ahead of me is what keeps me sane and feeling on-track. Now, that doesn't mean that I don't ever cross the line and be spontaneous… but even then it is usually within a set paramete... Read this article

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Cinema Connoisseur: No Room for improvement
The Room (2003) Martin Scorsese. Steven Spielberg. Dan Aykroyd. Hulk Hogan. Jenna Jameson. All people who have contributed greatly to the motion picture industry, and have attempted, with varying degrees of success, to make the perfect film.... Read this article

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G33K LYFE: Comic vs. screen: The Walking Dead
Ever since its debut in 2010, AMC's The Walking Dead has drawn in millions of viewers with its grisly depictions of some truly horrifying situations, many of which have been deemed extreme for such a popular program. As graphic and disturb... Read this article

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The incredible shrinking paycheque
Taxes: the dreaded word your parents fear that comes every January in the wake of the expensive holiday season. As a student, you may not yet have had an unfortunate date with taxes — in fact, if you're lucky, someone else is doing them for... Read this article

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Eye on Campus: Cancelling Spring
Man almighty Mother Nature. Enough with the polar vortexes, the spring thaw and especially the snow. We get it, you're a a bit of a tease. It's warmed up considerably, but Falcon Fashionistas are sticking to cool layering. Dark neutrals b... Read this article

Leisure

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Brian Harvey named head coach of the Fanshawe men's baseball program
Nathan McFadden, manager of Athletics at Fanshawe College, announced on March 19 that Brian Harvey has been selected as the new head coach to lead the Fanshawe Falcons men's baseball program in their inaugural season. Harvey, a native of L... Read this article

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Health Habit of the Week: Curbing on-campus cravings
Q. I am always hungry and never know what to eat at school — help! A. There are a couple of reasons why you may feel hungry all the time; you may not be eating frequently enough, you may be eating sugary foods or you may be skipping o... Read this article

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Premier League Ponderings: Power shifting in the northwest war
Don't tell a supporter of Chelsea, Arsenal or Manchester City that I said this — and it's completely an opinion — but in my mind there are only two teams in England that really matter: Liverpool and Manchester United. These... Read this article

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Lightning Watch: Lightning and Express in a heated match
The 401 Rivalry is alive and well in the National Basketball League of Canada. The London Lightning and Windsor Express will play in the Central Division Conference Final. It has been one of the league's best rivalries due to Windsor's... Read this article

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Motoring: Truckin' around in the terrific Toyota Tundra
Full-size pickup trucks are typically a North American affair, as their size and thirst will not work in many other parts of the world — with the exception of the Middle East. It used to be that the only companies offering large pickup t... Read this article

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