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Interrobang issue for Monday, March 9th, 2015

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There's a new chief in town
Deputy Chief John Pare will be taking over as police chief for the London Police Service, effective May 2. Pare, a long-time Londoner, began his career in LaSalle in 1987. He’s in his 28th year in policing. Being in London, he sa... Read this article

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Fanshawe washrooms upgrading to green bins
Fanshawe College began replacing washroom trash bins with green composting bins for paper towels and tissues on its London campus on February 27 with the goal of reducing waste production. While the green bins are only being installed at t... Read this article

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St. Patrick's Day: What to do and what not to do
Historically, St. Patrick’s Day is filled with sunshine, above zero temperatures and drinks. Lots of drinks. Regardless of how you celebrate the day, there are a few things you can do to make the day an enjoyable – and regret-f... Read this article

Opinion

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Rumours of Grace: Wheels, gears and levers
During a CBC interview one morning, a guest said that about half of the world’s electricity comes from coal. Apparently it is the dirtiest energy money can buy. Coal firing produces enormous amounts of carbon dioxide, which traps heat in o... Read this article

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The politics of sex (education)
Few things remain unchanged over the course of 17 years. Cars are more technologically advanced, as are houses, restaurants and relationships. While many ‘90s kids had cell phones and Facebook in high school, few had it any earlier than th... Read this article

Culture

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Four lenses beginner photographers should have
When it comes to photography, the type of lens you use can define the photo. For those of you who are just beginning with photography, these four lenses can help you get a beginner’s grasp on taking great photos. 1. General purpose ... Read this article

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Beauty Boy: Fresh faced foundation
One of the hardest cosmetics to switch from your beauty routine is your foundation. Once you find that perfect shade, texture and coverage, it’s difficult to let that foundation go and find a new one. However, as you all know companie... Read this article

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The Shopping Bag: The new (and yummy) pineapple craze
Each season there is a theme that makes waves in fashion and pop culture that is borderline tacky but completely awesome and makes you rethink what fashion is really about. Sure, fashion can be about big gowns, designs that inspire fantasy, bi... Read this article

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Frugal Fashionista: Cool colour trends for spring
March is upon us, and that means less than two weeks until the first day of spring. No really, despite the copious amounts of snow and sub-zero temperatures, spring is almost here. In preparation for the season, Pantone released its Fashio... Read this article

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What would you risk to bring back someone you love?
Medical sciences have come a long way in recent years. Those once doomed to die quickly can now live for years with proper care and treatment. Many diseases, which were once fatal, are now mere inconveniences, and some have been almost complet... Read this article

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Pokémon Shuffle: Please pay to continue
As I’m playing round 75 the tedium sets in. It goes like this: play five rounds, and for each round played, a life is used. After that, you must wait 30 minutes to recharge each of the five lives, totalling two and a half hours or start s... Read this article

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G33K LYFE: The seeds of something special?
There is only one thing that can be written about the PlayStation 4’s newest AAA exclusive that hasn’t been written on hundreds of gaming websites and forums: I actually liked it. Announced in the early days of the PS4 – ... Read this article

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Gaming The System: Annoying gaming trends that need to stop
More often than not, life’s a game of “follow the leader.” If someone seems to be doing something right, why not adapt what he or she does, right? After all, that’s quite literally the definition of a trend. Trends a... Read this article

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Bobbyisms: Ian Kelly lines up solo tour
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Perhaps we haven’t quite achieved the vision of the future that was projected in the late 1950’s, but under the surface, the world in 2015 couldn’t be furth... Read this article

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From Under The Counter: Charlotte Crow - Surrealist Bedroom
One of the more interesting artists I’ve come across as of recently is Charlotte Crow – not related to Sheryl Crow but we can pretend – a solo artist from the boonies whom I met this past winter. Not being able to come in... Read this article

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Old and new: Killah jazz-hop
BADBADNOTGOOD is a trio of jazz musicians that met at Humber College in Toronto. The group has become known in the music scene for its renditions of contemporary hip-hop songs, blending them flawlessly with its own unique style. The group ... Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) People are leaning on you right and left, whether for support or out of dominance. It’s hard for Aries to be at the bottom of the pile, but everyone gets a turn at being the cosmic doormat. This phase wil... Read this article

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Reel Life: A filmmaker profile on Steve Martin
Steve Martin’s name has been associated with bargain bin DVDs and family-friendly comics, producing a glut of uninspired, safe comedies that mom won’t find offensive. It’s really just a consequence of age. Every controvers... Read this article

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Tips on tipping for services
It was a frigidly cold night as we walked into the restaurant. We were looking forward to sitting down and relaxing over a nice hot meal. The hostess seated us promptly but forgot to mention our arrival to the wait staff. Approximately 15 ... Read this article

Leisure

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Calling the shots on home ice
Fanshawe College will be hosting the 2016 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association national curling championships after it won the bid to host the event at the CCAA Winter Board Meetings on January 12 and 13 in Ottawa. The college will be ... Read this article

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OCAA serves up awards for Falcons
Five Fanshawe Falcons volleyball team members were honoured at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association volleyball championships on February 27 as the OCAA handed out their 2015 league awards. Men’s volleyball coach Patrick Johnston... Read this article

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Motoring: Nauman's picks for pickup trucks
The new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and its 2015 GMC Canyon cousin are defined as midsize pickup trucks. But even the shortest versions are longer than the first generation Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck’s smallest version – and that ... Read this article

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Previewing the London Knights' playoff chances
With just five games left in the regular season, the London Knights will begin its first round OHL playoff matchup at the end of March. Before we look ahead to what is to come for the Knights, let’s look back at this eventful past season.... Read this article

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