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Cosplay is not consent
With the rise in geek culture cosplaying has become extremely popular, especially at comic book conventions. Cosplay, short for costume play, is to dress up as a character from a movie, book, video game, anime or more. It is a creative way... Read this article

Fanshawe draws the line on consent
Draw-The-Line (DTL), an interactive campaign that aims to engage students in dialogue about sexual violence, will be running at Fanshawe on Sept. 23 in Forwell Hall from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. as a part of the Sexual Awareness Week. A booth will... Read this article

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Changes in Ontario's sex education curriculum sparks controversy
The Ontario government’s new sex education curriculum has sparked intense debates and conversation in London about what we should be teaching Ontario children about sex and at what age they should be introduced to issues regarding sexual... Read this article

OPSEU to organize part-time college support workers
Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) set out to prove that the third time’s a charm in their efforts to unionize part-time college support workers. Beginning on Sept. 1, OPSEU’s campaign will run until Sept. 1, 2016, ... Read this article

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New link in the evolutionary puzzle discovered
When Steven Tucker and Rick Hunter found an exceptionally narrow cave in South Africa during a 2013 expedition they didn’t realize what they had discovered. With a photograph of a mandible protruding out of silt on the other side, the pa... Read this article

Smartphone Film Festival invites London students to try something new
A new film festival is adding a twist to make the art of filmmaking more accessible to all students. The Western Smartphone Film Festival (WSFF) is challenging all students to create a short film using only a smartphone. “They don&rs... Read this article

The Green Party wants to pick up the bill
Matthew Peloza is a husband and father of three. He has been living in London for seven years and is an accountant working in Corporate Finance. This may seem like a strange background for a Green Party candidate, however Peloza is interested ... Read this article

Hope away from home
“Ontarians would want to help because our stories are the stories of the people of who we are today,” said Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne in a press conference. Michal Chang, the minister of citizenship and immigration in Ont... Read this article

Opinion

Meet the contestants
With Election Day creeping closer, deciding whom to vote for can be a difficult decision. The incumbent typically has a political track record indicative of their skillset and priorities, while the challengers often don't. With the e... Read this article

Rumours of Grace: Which Sexual Awareness?
Although sex can be talked about in a reasonable way, on some levels it remains chaotic. Its expression can be unpredictable because it is grounded to a real degree in hormone- powered desire. Further, while sexual desire can be discovered and a... Read this article

Lifestyles

New York street style inspirations
On my trip to New York the weekend before school, I was constantly on the lookout for some great outfits to bring back as inspiration to write a column on fashion this school year. Fall is coming up quickly and for most people, it is their favo... Read this article

G33K LYFE: Destiny done right
Just over a year ago Destiny was released on consoles worldwide, kicking off Bungie’s ambitious 10- year plan to merge the Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) and the ever-present First-Person Shooter (FPS) genres and create a huge, share... Read this article

Apple welcomes fall with new line of innovative products
To the 32 per cent of Canadian Apple fanatics eager to spend their hard earned cash on overpriced but revolutionary products, the California technology giant is back with their largest launch yet. On Sept. 9, Apple introduced two new iPhon... Read this article

Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium
A game changing phone, or just plain overkill With an ultra-thin design, groundbreaking photo quality, buttery smooth processors, waterproof and 1080P HD display, Sony’s Xperia Z5 stands out amongst its competitors. For many yea... Read this article

Petite Noir: Creative or a carbon copy
On Sept. 11, Petite Noir released his first full-length album, entitled La Vie Est Belle, which is the much anticipated follow up to his January extended play (EP) King of Anxiety. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where Petite Noir gets ... Read this article

Redefining what it means to "give a crap"
New from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan’s, The Visit is titled with the accuracy of Snakes on a Plane. The movie is, quite simply, about two kids going to visit their estranged grandparents. Some weird things happen and there is, of cour... Read this article

Tape recording the trials of a '70s teenager
A different kind of teen movie, an honest look at a girl’s sexual awakening MONTREAL – It is mildly depressing that while humanity has been able to collectively solve many issues over the past centuries, there are certain life... Read this article

Dear Anastasia Steele
I’ve read your memoir, Fifty Shades of Grey, and I see why you wrote me. The situation you describe between you and Mr. Grey – your romance, if that’s what you want to call it – does have some very troubling signs. ... Read this article

"It's only a movie"
Up until his untimely death this past August, Wes Craven spent his career as a legendary writer, director, editor and producer conjuring some of the most menacing and well-crafted entries in American horror. Yet of all of Craven's films, t... Read this article

Do you have active consent?
Consent is a difficult concept for some people to wrap their heads around, but it’s not just important, it’s also the law. The Criminal Code clearly illustrates what sexual consent means in Canada under section 273.1, but I dou... Read this article

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Fanshawe-Sutra: New moves for the bedroom - Are you ready for this jelly?
If you’re looking for your sex life to be a little more physical, here are a few unconventional positions for you and your partner to try out. Exploring some new moves in the bedroom can be exciting, but be sure to talk to your partner fir... Read this article

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Dating apps for everyone
Technology has replaced a lot of things over the years. Letters turned into phone calls and phone calls turned into texts. Orchestras became bands, and bands gave way to DJs. Nothing has been safe from the advance of technology – n... Read this article

Five tips for safe kink
The lights are low, you’ve lit a few candles and your partner’s lying in front of you. It’s time to do the deed. The horizontal limbo. You know, sex. But wait! Out of the blue, your partner suggests something new, som... Read this article

Hands-on learning
Flogging the log. Polishing the pearl. Spanking the monkey. Scratching the record. Flicking the bean. Jacking it in San Diego. Jilling off. Playing the hairy banjo. Wanking it. Feeding the beaver. Beating off. Waking the dragon. Spit-shining t... Read this article

Gender roles in media
There has been a marked, positive change in the way that characters of differing gender identities are portrayed in media. For a long time, these characters were relegated to minor roles, at best as a supporting protagonist, and at worst as a ... Read this article

Keeping long-distance relationships from fizzling
Modern technology has made the world a smaller place. We can video-chat with friends across continents, parents are learning that texting with a signature is extremely annoying, and long-distance couples have become increasingly common. Whethe... Read this article

Curled toes and big grins
The awesome truth about female orgasms Mysterious and denied, female orgasms have baffled men and women throughout the ages. From being used as a medical treatment of hysteria – which was an old-time way of saying anything relating ... Read this article

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The only 'clap' you want is applause
Avoiding the no-hand clap One of the biggest concerns associated with being sexually active is the possibility of contracting an infection from a partner. The transmission of such infections can be a result of transference from bodily fl... Read this article

Beauty Boy: Long lasting 24-hour wear
One of the biggest concerns when it comes to makeup is how long it will last. The last thing you want is to spend an hour on your makeup only to have it start smearing and smudging halfway through your day. There are many cosmetic products... Read this article

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Fanshawe grad hosts House music bands in his basement
Recent Fanshawe College Music Industry Arts (MIA) graduate Preston Lobzun has been busy. Between playing bass or drums in numerous death metal and noise bands, running the recently defunct house venue Satan’s Cove, he still finds the... Read this article

Healthy eating on campus
There are many healthy options on campus but there are also hidden diet saboteurs. For example, Subway has healthy alternatives, but some common mistakes, such as adding mayonnaise can affect the nutrition in terms of calories, fat, sodium, et... Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) You’ve been chased and put upon for long enough. This kind of thing isn’t supposed to happen to Aries. By late in the week, you reverse the pecking order. By next week, justice will be served. ... Read this article

Confessions of the Canadian porn comic king
The Canadian king of cartoon debauchery, Robin Bougie has been self-publishing for over 24 years including exploitation publications like Cinema Sewer and Sleazy Slice, and the non-fiction Graphic Thrills about America’s XXX film history... Read this article

Losing your mobile virginity
Whether you’re in a long distance relationship, away on a business trip, or just looking to build anticipation during the day, sexting can be a great way to be intimate with your partner while you are apart. It can also help reduce awkwar... Read this article

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Consent: Only yes means yes
When talking about sex, everyone focuses on safety in the bedroom. Condoms and lube are great for keeping you happy and healthy once your clothes are off, but what about before? The key is consent and Canadian law has some very specific ideas ... Read this article

Contraceptives: protecting people's pleasure
For years, we have been taught that being safe while being intimate will prevent pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. But there is a bigger responsibility that falls on a person using contraceptives. Josh Poynter, a public healt... Read this article

Sex etiquette for shared living spaces
If you or one of your roommates happens to be getting lucky while the rest of the house is trying to sleep, or while someone has company over, it’s easy to avoid an awkward situation. Be sure to have a discussion with your roommates ... Read this article

Ins and outs of anal sex
Anal sex is poorly understood and often fetishized, but as it becomes more commonly seen in pornography and other media, curiosity increases. Regardless of gender or sexual orientation, anal sex is something that can be explored and enjoyed by... Read this article

Gender identity ≠ sex
Gender is a complex and complicated subject. Many people are born one of two biological sexes, either male or female, with the idea being that those people will grow up to be men or women. This concept works for a lot of people, who are referred to a... Read this article

Sports

Motoring: Nissan 370Z the perfect car for speed-lovers
The Z-car is the oldest Japanese sports car and has been in continual production since its launch in 1969. The Z-car is older than the Nissan brand because when these cars were first introduced they were badged as Datsun. The reason it has... Read this article

Premier League Ponderings: Everything sucks
A Negative Review of Premier League Teams (Pt. 1) Usually I take this column space to catch readers up on the latest news coming out of England’s top flight of football. In the absence of news, I like to fill it with statis... Read this article

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What to look for in the Raptors' 2015 - 16 season
BOSTON (CUP) – After two straight first round playoff exits, Masai Ujiri made several moves throughout the offseason, which ultimately proved to be one of the busiest in recent memory. Now, how are the Raptors going to do in the upcoming... Read this article

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