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Interrobang issue for Monday, February 2nd, 2015

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Londonlicious dishes out fine food for fine price
January and February are notorious for slow business in the restaurant industry. Londoner and organizer of Londonlicious, Andy Wilson, noticed the trend and borrowed an idea from Torontonians. “Londonlicious is just a fun way to go o... Read this article

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Networking opportunity for students in March
Industry leaders from nine different sectors will be accessible to students on March 11 at an event called Student 2 Business (S2B). The event takes place at the London Convention Centre and is largely supported and sponsored by Fanshawe&#... Read this article

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Global is the new local
“The international week will have many surprises. Something to watch out for the coming Monday in the D junction, Bookstore corridors and the T building,” said Visvez Pathkar, co-ordinator of Fanshawe International Week, which star... Read this article

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Drunk driving simulator drives message home
There is never an excuse for getting behind the wheel when you're inebriated. There are always other options: staying the night, taking the bus or a cab home or calling a friend or a family member to pick you up. Unfortunately, not all ... Read this article

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Avoiding colds and flu this winter
Living in Canada means that with all the joys of the winter comes the potential for contracting colds and the flu. Just because others may get it doesn't mean that you have to. There are a few simple steps you can take to stay healthy, ... Read this article

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Musicians rejoice: Free version of Pro Tools to be available
Avid, the media software and hardware company behind products such as the Mbox and iNews, announced on January 22 a free version of its popular audio recording software Pro Tools. Pro Tools | First, which is targeted for musicians who are ... Read this article

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Catching fire: smart hydro meters getting replaced
In a move that’s sure to give the Ontario government more headaches in the coming months, on January 22 a recall of almost 5,400 recently-installed smart meters was issued by the Ontario Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) to Ontario’... Read this article

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Food trucks
City council voted unanimously on January 27 to spend the next month establishing regulations for a potential food truck program in London. The motion came after Mayor Matt Brown and Ward 7 councillor Josh Morgan proposed on January 20 that ci... Read this article

Opinion

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Fork in the Road: The North American nightmare - Let's try to remember what's really important
You can tell a lot about human nature by observing how individuals behave in traffic. There are a couple other settings in modern society that amplify our survivalist instincts. When road rage sets in, it quickly becomes every person for him... Read this article

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This time it's different - again
Every year Toronto Maple Leafs fans try to shake off failures of the last season and look to the future. Sure, the leadership is shaky: Yes, the star players seem to do more for the opposing team than their own, but one day it will just make victory ... Read this article

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Addressing the elephant in Europe
Europe has for a long time shown a disturbing trend in its political climate. For a continent that was once the centre of the most brutal conflict in history and an unfortunate host to one of the largest crimes against humanity, it appears in po... Read this article

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Rumours of Grace: The Book of Negroes, other sad stories and morality
Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes has its share of horror. Living slaves thrown overboard into shark-infested water, whippings, infants torn away from mothers and other stress-inducing actions fill the pages of the book. Why do peop... Read this article

Culture

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How much are you willing to give EA?
When you buy a magazine, do you pay more to continue reading an article inside? What about that side of fries-did the Oasis make you pay per each starchy golden potato cut? That’s the way free-to-play games work, with micro transactions ... Read this article

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The Shopping Bag: What to wear when you have nothing to wear
We've all been there. Sometimes on a daily basis — a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear. Why does it seem like that? I'm sure you all make savvy fashion choices, and there is a thought process when it comes to buying ... Read this article

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Getting the job you want
Finding a job can be difficult, especially when you have just graduated from college. A lot of employers are looking for experience in their field. While experience is important, there are other ways that you can land the job you want. Ex... Read this article

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A movie that deserves to be loved
In a world infested with fairies, goblins, elves and random musical numbers, there’s only one thing that is more dangerous than the Dark Forest: love. Drawing inspiration from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Strange Magic delves into the... Read this article

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G33K LYFE: In defense of the new lightsaber
Last November, the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens made its long-awaited debut. It promptly shattered the Internet, racking up over 58 million YouTube views within a week. It generated an unprecedented amount of Internet buzz an... Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Short tempers might result in long grudges. Try laughing before you explode, just in case the fighting words were meant as a joke. If your mild response makes someone else blink, so much the better. Tauru... Read this article

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Beauty Boy: The wonders of the makeup palette
Once every season, most cosmetic companies will release a makeup palette with various different colours, textures and uses. A makeup palette is a convenient compact that is able to create many different looks, which means you can save a lot of... Read this article

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Reading Between The Lines: Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything
I've touched on Bill Bryson before. His excellent The Mother Tongue was a complete retelling of the history of the English language in a style that was consistently quirky and humorous, more of an interesting story than a sterile academic ... Read this article

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Reel Life: Movies about movies - reloaded
Any film that self-examines is always a fun watch. From revealing inside jokes within the film industry to gaining a better look at the filmmaking process, movies going meta always makes for an interesting watch. Some more interesting picks ab... Read this article

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Frugal Fashionista: Building your professional wardrobe
For some of you who have less than four months until graduation, it’s time to start thinking about building a professional wardrobe. Although it pains us to think about dropping a ton of cash on professional clothes, unfortunately yoga p... Read this article

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Bobbyisms: Live in London: The New Pornographers
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. If there is any part of you still feeling leftover lethargy from the holidays, feeling buried by the snow and the new semester’s workload, a night of dancing to powerfu... Read this article

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Fall Out Boy's new album: Beautiful, psycho or both?
Fall Out Boy has landed on its feet with a new album called American Beauty/American Psycho after stumbling out of a hiatus in 2013 with its directionless album, Save Rock and Roll, which featured questionable material and bizarre collaboration... 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 ... 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... Read this article

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Getting hired
Once upon a time, being a high school graduate gave you enough credentials to show employers that you were competent with handling basic tasks. As a result, many people enjoyed long and successful careers, usually working for the same compani... 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 bo... Read this article

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Dress for hire
“Dress for the job you want, not the job you have” has become one of the most popular Internet clichés when it comes to motivating people to dress a little more professionally in their day-to-day lives (the fact that it’s oft... Read this article

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Paying for 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 migh... 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 o... Read this article

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I, Robot take your job?
Will we one day live in a Wall-E world where humans no longer have purpose and machines do all our work? This big question came to me after a conversation I had with a VIA rail representative over the phone. Trying to book my ticket bac... Read this article

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From under the counter: Molly Drag - Deeply Flawed
One of London’s most prolific underground songwriters, Michael Hansford, recently released a landmark of an album that proves to be some of his best work yet. Known primarily for fronting The Raspberry Heaven, a project that went through a numb... Read this article

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Gaming The System: Insert coin to continue: Game remakes (part two)
Games may stand the test of time by virtue of still being fun, but the technology often doesn’t hold up. Simply put, it’s a pain in the ass for most people to tinker around with emulators and compatibility layers to make their aging... Read this article

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Human Rights in Ontario: Gender, gender identity and harassment
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

Leisure

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Blocking balls: Bignell scores big
A Fanshawe Falcons volleyball player set a new record on January 24 for the most career blocks in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. Stephanie Bignell, who is in her fifth year at Fanshawe College, finished the game against the Sher... Read this article

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Motoring: Mazda2 touching down (again) on Canadian soil
The first Mazda2 showed up in 1996 and was referred to as the Demio in its Japanese home market and the 121 in some other markets. This model never sold in Canada. The second-generation model showed up in 2002, and while it was still calle... Read this article

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Falcons Fest a blast for all
On January 24 the Fanshawe Falcons athletics department hosted its third annual Falcons Fest. The event featured four consecutive varsity games, free food and free Falcon apparel for those in attendance. The result was a resounding success.... Read this article

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