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Interrobang issue for Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Two new awards to benefit students in St. Thomas and Elgin campuses
Fanshawe College announced late February that Ascent Group Inc. had made a generous donation, which will fund two new awards to benefit students at the St. Thomas and Elgin campuses. Ascent Group Inc. is a high-voltage electrical contractor, w... Read this article

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Is it legal to hire based on your social media profile?
TORONTO (CUP) - As the winter semester comes to a close, students scramble to submit job applications in hopes of landing a summer job; more employers are requiring candidates to include their social media account names in the application proc... Read this article

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Count us in! Business Finance students step up
Fanshawe College took the stage for the CIFP (Canadian Institute of Financial Planning) Case Challenge at Humber College on March 22, an event that brought students out of the classroom and provided the opportunity to network and gain experien... Read this article

Opinion

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Notes From Day Seven: Wendell Berry: Welcome to Hell?
On most mornings of most weeks I consume more energy than the grandfather after whom I am named probably used in a lifetime. Powered by highly refined petroleum, a one-tonne vehicle carries me 30 kilometers to one of my offices. The most energy-... Read this article

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Put yourself out there
BURNABY (CUP) - During an awkward icebreaker game at the beginning of the semester, someone asked me if I planned to take an internship. I laughed nervously and told her no, considering most of the internships in my field of interest were unpai... Read this article

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New medical marijuana regulations a pipe dream
The haunting echo of a Conservative mother scared about her kids trying pot, is still ringing in their ears, but Canadians will soon be one step closer to a drug-free utopia if Health Canada gets its way. The federal health organization has intr... Read this article

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ARTiculation: Technology crafting art
I'm going to let you in on a secret that not many people in the art world will admit: I can't draw. I mean, I can, but not exceptionally well by industry standards. I can conjure more than a stick figure, but my technical skills are defi... Read this article

Culture

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The Salads headline New Music Night
This Friday's edition of New Music Night is going to be a show to remember as veterans The Salads make their return to campus, in performance at The Out Back Shack with openers Mr. Tasty and The Riot Street Band. The Salads formed in Newm... Read this article

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Bobbyisms: Martel and the discovery of self
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Music geeks are archaeologists in nature, digging through blogs and forums as easily as a crate of vinyl. Inspired by the search as much as the find, the thrill of the hunt ... Read this article

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Our screens are alive with the sound of music
Plenty of musicals date back to the '30s, but let's talk about the here and now: the new generation of musical TV shows and movies. These days, musicals are bigger than ever, and younger viewers are singing and dancing their hearts out... Read this article

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Tattooed bombshells kick up a storm
Grab your friends, grab your lovers and leave your prudish inhibitions at the door, because after six years away, the most popular burlesque performance in North American history is making a return to Canada, bringing a steamy celebration of p... Read this article

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Fashion show is out of this world
Fashion Merchandising students put on a fundraising intergalactic fashion show on March 27. Proceeds from the annual show will benefit local charity Itsy, which provides financial relief to families with children in the Neonatal Intensive Care... Read this article

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Spring-cleaning fever
As such an infamous dreaded task, cleaning is often ignored and put off throughout the year. Yet come springtime, the urge to purge and start anew often rouses even the least enthused to re-evaluate their feelings about cleaning. What is it ab... Read this article

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Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: Make better use out of your closet space!
Not having the perfect closet space is a problem most people constantly run into and it's not an easy problem to solve. Building more closets into your home just isn't an option especially if you are renting. If you own your home it wo... Read this article

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Beauty Boy: A pop of colour for spring
Even though it may not be feeling like spring is coming any time soon in Ontario, it's time to start channeling that nice weather and the perfect way to do that is by brightening up your makeup. To get rid of that dreary winter complexion,... Read this article

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The Shopping Bag: Mixing in vintage with the new
Every once in a while we get that sudden urge to indulge in some retail therapy. That brand new outfit just looks oh so appealing, it's the latest fashion trend, and therefore it is the best, right? We think that this is so that we forget ... Read this article

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Cinema Connoisseur: Doo not miss this Scooby/WWE mashup
Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (2014) Vince McMahon and the employees of his World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) enterprise have faced a great many challenges over the years. There have been steroid trials, a high death toll amongst perfor... Read this article

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Reel Life: Childish kid's film or gothic black comedy?
Sometimes, going in to see a movie blind can be an incredibly rewarding experience, especially when the film is so poorly marketed that anything appealing about it is lost to potential viewers. I feel especially strongly about this mostly forg... Read this article

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Les Belles Femmes
Fanshawe Student Union President shakes second year Fine Art student Elise Comtois' hand in front of Comtois' Les Belles Femmes, acrylic on canvas, which has been purchased by the FSU and will be displayed in the FSU Student Centre. “... Read this article

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Gaming The System: Kicking and screaming: Bringing back old IPs
Nothing hurts the soul more than seeing things you hold dear and nostalgic being ripped apart in the name of modernization. It's a depressing bookend to my earlier orphaned game franchises bit, but hey, what can you do, right? These game f... Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) You're still feeling on the defensive. Retreat is a natural impulse unless your back is to the wall. It's easier to deal with a bully once you understand what makes them tick. Taurus (April 20 - May 20)... Read this article

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G33K LYFE: Gamers making tough choices?
I'm Delsin Rowe, a Native American graffiti artist and minor delinquent who has just discovered that I possess superpowers, powers that will instantly label me as a dangerous “bio-terrorist,” destined to be ostracized from socie... Read this article

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Reading Between The Lines: Movie industry muckraking
The world isn't kind, and that's a fact that we just have to face. Nearly every turn you take, someone's more likely to maul than mentor you, and that fact couldn't be truer in the Hollywood system. Even with the burgeoning indi... Read this article

Leisure

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Knights focused on kicking front door down
Michael McCarron got the floodgates open. The big Montreal Canadiens prospect scored London's first playoff goal this season, as the two-time defending OHL champions look for a three peat. “I just kept working hard and battled throu... Read this article

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Terry Trafford's death a wake-up call to junior hockey
The Terry Trafford saga came to a tragic end earlier this month. His body was found in his pickup truck in the afternoon of March 11. His green GMC Sierra was found in the parking lot of a Walmart in Saginaw Township, about 140 kilometres nort... Read this article

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Catherine Arthur named head coach of Fanshawe women's fastball program
Nathan McFadden, manager of Athletics at Fanshawe College, announced on March 20 that Catherine Arthur has been selected as the head coach to lead the new Fanshawe Falcons women's fastball program in their inaugural season. Arthur, a nativ... Read this article

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Health Habit of the Week: Kick that energy drink to the curb
Q. What are the risks of energy drinks? Is it worth it for a jolt of energy? A. Energy drinks are not worth the risk for the short amount of time you get the energy because they tend to make you crash and feel worse than you did before. The... Read this article

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Motoring: Family-friendly Fiat 500L
The Italian car firm Fiat has not only taken controlling share of Chrysler Corporation recently, it has also started selling cars under its own banner in the Canadian market. Fiat was reintroduced into the Canadian market just a few years ago... Read this article

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Fun and Fitness: Eating right boosts exercise efforts
Exercise is a great way to reduce stress, improve appearance, significantly reduce your risk for disease and other physical ailments, increase energy and overall feel good every day. However, if you are not eating properly (or sleeping properl... Read this article

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Lightning Watch: Stormy with a chance of Lightning
In the short history of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC), we've seen some fantastic players on some very talented teams. The 2012/13 London Lightning and Summerside Storm were two of those teams. After trading blows during t... Read this article

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Premier League Ponderings: Let's talk about diving
Throughout the year I have devoted plenty of column inches towards reflections on what it's like to be a soccer fan on this side of the Atlantic Ocean, I regularly find myself having to defend the sport in the face of the less knowledgeable... Read this article

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