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Interrobang issue for Monday, December 1st, 2014

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Former college president honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award
Former Fanshawe College president Howard Rundle was awarded the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award on November 25 by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The award is presented each year to someone who has “demon... Read this article

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Local women's agencies might consider merge
Two women’s agencies in London are considering merging together. The Sexual Assault Centre London and the Women’s Community House are reviewing the possibility they may offer their services as one. Manager of Residential Ser... Read this article

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Students help seniors cope with holiday stress
A group of six nursing students and a dog presented their final project at 190 Cherryhill Circle on November 25. The students – who have been working with seniors all semester – were tasked with presenting to seniors ways to co... Read this article

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Santa Claus is comin' to help the Sharing Shop
The Fanshawe Student Union will be welcoming Santa Claus to the Oasis and is encouraging students to meet Santa, take photos and donate food or cash in an effort to support the Sharing Shop. The Sharing Shop has been under the FSU’s ... Read this article

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It's time to put that phone down
Shortly after 6 p.m. on June 3, 2009, Kathryn Field got a phone call. She was expecting it to be her son Josh, telling her he was with friends and that he’d be home later. But it was a London Police Services officer. Josh had been in ... Read this article

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Councillor pushes to cancel Bill Cosby event
Ward 3 councillor Mohamed “MO” Salih is encouraging Budweiser Gardens to review its options with cancelling the Bill Cosby show this January. The comedian has faced allegations of sexually assaulting multiple women, and at the ... Read this article

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Plans for policy on campus sexual assaults
The presidents of Ontario’s 24 public colleges, including Fanshawe College’s Peter Devlin, have voted unanimously at the Colleges Ontario conference in favour of a province-wide policy concerning campus sexual assaults. Accordi... Read this article

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Are you an excellent young woman?
The YMCA of Western Ontario will put on its annual Women of Excellence gala on May 7 and there’s an opportunity for ladies of Fanshawe College to get involved. Under the Women of Excellence umbrella is the Young Women of Excellence M... Read this article

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Fanshawe to pay respects to victims of the Montreal Massacre
Though the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women falls on a Saturday this year, Fanshawe will commemorate victims of violence with a memorial ceremony on December 5 – and the college is looking for volunteers t... Read this article

Opinion

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Fir real: Christmas tree debate settled
As the holidays approach, the debate between artificial and real Christmas trees spreads like wildfire. Which is better for the environment? This year, you can save politics and religion to discuss with your offbeat uncle, because a conclusion h... Read this article

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Opening our arms
A sacred tradition, an ambiguous holiday or an archaic celebration is how some people view the winter holidays. The yellow journalists of our time have ran with the phrase “The war on Christmas” to tag onto the discussion of this cul... Read this article

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Fork in the Road: Bodily politica
A friend of mine recently shared photos of her amazing personal journey and physical transformation on Facebook. She looks incredible. She dedicated herself to getting into shape the right way: she restructured her eating habits, detoxified ... Read this article

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Politics at the pumps: Expect higher gas prices
The world of gas prices is a mysterious one. For seemingly no reason, the price will skyrocket for a couple weeks before coming back down to average. The price goes up on the weekends, up during the summer, but it always returns to hover between... Read this article

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ARTiculation: Slam poetry - The role of competition in art
Sitting with our desks in a semicircle in Grade 11 art class, we all looked around the room. Some into their laps; at the ceiling; others were fiddling with their charcoal, but all of us were anxious. The door creaked open, and whatever small am... Read this article

Culture

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No one can stop her
Katniss Everdeen. The Mockingjay. A human and a symbol, desperately trying to save those she loves in a world full of injustice, cruelty and manipulation. The third installment in The Hunger Games saga The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – ... Read this article

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What to watch during Winter break
Well, the term is almost over, and time once filled with assignments and procrastination will now be free. For those looking to avoid family and enjoy a cinematic adventure, there is no shortage of new movies coming out this holiday season to ... Read this article

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A very merry vegan holiday
Holiday time is approaching fast, and you know what that means. Food, food and more food. Holidays are a time of cheer, delicious treats and mouth-watering turkey. But wait, what happens if you’re vegan? What do they eat? Do they just skip holi... Read this article

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The Shopping Bag: Finding the perfect holiday dress
The holiday season is upon us, so it’s that time of year for all your exciting seasonal parties and events. Even if it is snowing, and the main intention this season is to keep warm with ugly sweater parties, the glitzy party dress will n... Read this article

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Holiday shopping mishaps: A dangerous growing trend
Thanksgiving and Christmas is a time for friends and family to come together, celebrate and appreciate one another along with everything else we have to be grateful for, but this may no longer be the case for our neighbours across the border. ... Read this article

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Do you know where your e-waste goes?
Amanda Richman is sustainability co-ordinator for Fanshawe College. Cadmium, beryllium, hexavalent chromium and arsenic are just a few of the heavy metals that are found in the electronic items we use on a daily basis – like our sma... Read this article

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When the snow kissed them for the first time
“Canada changes its colour [three times] a year. I think that is something beautiful,” Hetvi Mehta said, when she first came to Canada this fall. As the international students start getting cozy at their new home away from home... Read this article

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Law Talk: Human rights in Ontario: Housing
In Canada, both provincial and federal regulations are in place to ensure that everyone has the right to equal treatment and freedom from discrimination. The importance of freedom from discrimination has been recognized as essential to promotin... Read this article

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Stay fit during the holidays
A change in your daily routine is a great time to charge up your workout routine. Your brain may be on mental overload from the fall semester, so I want to make it easy for you and give you Karen’s Holiday HIIT routine. You have five... Read this article

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Beauty Boy: Achieving the perfect holiday look
The holidays are the best time of the year to experiment with your makeup looks because the trends tend to be more glamorous. By adding a bit of glitter, a red lip or a fierce smoky eye, these looks are sure to attract some attention at either ... Read this article

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Frugal fashionista: Dressing for a holiday party
There’s no set formula to dressing for a holiday party, but the main element for any holiday outfit is sparkle. Some fashionistas may choose to go all out, with a dress made of sparkles and sequins. But from past experience – and ma... Read this article

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How to re-gift stealthily
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a dollar was spent on your father’s new spouse. But how do you show your loved ones you care, when you have not even a cent to spare. “Why don’t you re-gi... Read this article

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Bobbyisms: Keep options open: Out Of Options reunites
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Good news if you’re feeling nostalgic for the music festival season – this week marks the return of Burly Calling, the annual winter music festival that brings th... Read this article

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Reel Life: It's a process: Movies on movies
We’re all suckers for things going meta. Retrospective examination done right can be both profound, yet funny, a look at flaws, imaginings, and archetypes, all through the lens of self-parody. Musicians talking singing about recording the... Read this article

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Bones + Longing for winter break
If you haven’t heard of Gemma Hayes before, then you’re about to be swept into the comforting embrace that we all need so dearly amidst this crisp and shrill winter. Hayes is a folk singer/songwriter who occasionally treads on t... Read this article

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Celebrating New Years in London?
Maybe you plan to spend the holidays back home with your family and maybe you plan to spend it in London. Either way, there are a few opportunities to ring in the New Year in the Forest City that may convince you to return. New Year&... Read this article

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G33K LYFE: Gushing about Guardians
Back in March I wrote an entry in this column proclaiming Marvel the masters of comic-based cinematic fun over their rivals at DC, a claim that I was backing up primarily using the then-recently-released trailer for Marvel’s newest endeav... Read this article

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In The Hands of Heroes: Stay warm under the Blankets
This week’s comic book, Blankets, by Craig Thompson, was recommended by Brahm Wiseman at Heroes Comics. Reading Blankets is a magical experience that delves into the most honest and raw parts of Craig Thompson’s life. This is... Read this article

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Country foursome Lunch at Allen's
After writing and recording for over 40 years, touring with Tranquility base, The Boomers and penning the Bob and Doug Mckenzie Strange Brew theme, Ian Thomas decided to join with long-time friend and Juno winner Murray Mc- Lauchlan and other ... Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Reverse the order of priorities on your list. Under the Virgo Moon, Aries may become obsessed with the least-important things. Objective review can be healthy. Seek the perspective of people who understand you... Read this article

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Celebrating diversity this season
It’s pretty easy to overlook the fact that not everyone celebrates Christmas here in Canada – all you have to do is walk into a mall or supercentre to see the abundance of Christmas decorations to forget how diverse Canada’s popu... Read this article

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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 pres... Read this article

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Stress-free holiday
Between shopping, visiting the family and going to all those crazy holiday parties, the winter season is never easy for anyone. So, with the help of organizational wizard Heather Burke, member of the Professional Organizers of Canada and owner of O... Read this article

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Staying sane during the holidays
Happy Holidays! Or... not. We all know that drunken family members, awful gifts, living at home again and other holiday "traditions" can overshadow the magic of the season. However, you don't have to write off this time of year entirely... Read this article

Leisure

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Motoring: It could be the best -Chrysler 200C
The first generation model of the Chrysler 200 sedan – which debuted in 2010 – was nothing more than a refreshed version of the Chrysler Sebring sedan that had been in the market since 2006. With the name change, Chrysler made quite... Read this article

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Five fun ways to stay active over the break
The end of the semester is finally here. It’s time for us to cram all that we’ve learned over the past few months into one or two study sessions right before our final exam. But in all seriousness, aren’t you all exci... Read this article

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