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London called a "gateway city" for human trafficking
Katarina MacLeod, a survivor of sex trafficking, was only fiveyears- old when she was sexually assaulted for the first time. She said it was this abuse that led to choices that eventually took her down a tragic path into the world of prostituti... Read this article

Canada fifth most obese nation
The Senate released a new study titled Obesity in Canada this month. They found that the rate of obesity in adults has doubled and the rate of obesity in children has tripled since 1980. Canada was found to be ranked fifth in the world in the ... Read this article

Stevie Starr visits Fanshawe and bewitches everyone
Stevie Starr, widely known as the Professional Regurgitator, left the students at Fanshawe College in awe with his performance. Stevie Starr performed at Fanshawe on March 3 in Forwell Hall. Performing all his popular acts that made him a ... Read this article

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Does college prepare you with the skills needed in the workforce?
A big factor in ensuring that students graduate with the skills employers are looking for is to ensure that they are entering into the appropriate courses that match their skill level. In the fall of 2015, Fanshawe implemented a math asses... Read this article

Support and equality for part-time college workers
“Same job, less hours, less pay, less power. Organize for a say, or watch your rights slip away,” raps Socialist Hip Hop’s Mohammad Ali in his new song “Same Job”; a song written as a lament to the part-time worker... Read this article

Forsythe wins in a landslide
Carlie Forsythe has been elected the new president of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU). Her term will begin on May 1 when current FSU president Alan Bushell steps down. Forsythe was up against four other contenders for the title, somet... Read this article

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Just because I'm Irish doesn't mean you can kiss me
Consent still applies on St. Patrick’s Day St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that was intended to celebrate Irish culture and somehow evolved into celebrating the stereotype of the drunken Irishman. For many students, St. Patrick... Read this article

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Fanshawe College to offer Farm Management program
The demand for middle managers in the agricultural sector of Ontario has been on the rise for some time, and yet there seems to be less and less people willing to work these positions. The thought is that a lack of managerial training in farm ... Read this article

First Nations Centre hosts Year End Gathering
Fanshawe’s First Nations Centre (FNC) will be hosting their 19th Year End Gathering celebration from March 21 to 23. In previous years the celebration was a one-day event, but thanks to the support of the Centre and students it grew ... Read this article

Upcoming record show excellent opportunity for collectors
Centennial Hall in downtown London will be hosting the first of their bi-annual record shows this year on March 20. According to event organizer and music lover David Richardson, shoppers can expect 50 vendors spread over 60 tables at the ... Read this article

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Intramural sports sees spike in inappropriate names
“Next up: the Toronto Maple Queefs go head to head against Two Balls One Stick.” This is what seems to be heard during a night of intramural sports. Up until last week, the Toronto Maple Queefs, an intramural hockey team at Fan... Read this article

Opinion

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Rumors of Grace: Owners or tenants of our fragile home?
It is not a problem to visit spectacular nature destinations. Take for example the Himalayas. A web search or two with a credit card handy, a few ticket purchases, several flights, some ground transportation and viola, you are following the lead... Read this article

Lights, camera, ticket
The scene opens with a hapless young adult watching television. The cable cuts out, the lights turn off and a cursory check confirms the phone is dead too. That's right, it's the plot of every pre-cellphone horror movie ever. Just as air... Read this article

Lifestyles

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) A grand gesture costs you nothing and brings a valuable return. Treat others as your equals, even if you still feel superior. Appearances are just as important as the inner workings. Taurus (April 20 - Ma... Read this article

Tabletop roleplaying games for beginners
Why are there so many rules? Why is there so much darn math? Who came up with this crazy stuff? With large books full of rules for combat, skills, monsters and more, it’s easy to get bogged down in the many details of tabletop rolepla... Read this article

Coding 101
Code is everywhere. Zeros and ones fly constantly around us, invisible yet ever present in the new world ruled by technology. Whether you’re in the IT field or not, knowing a bit about how programs work and how they’re made is quickly bec... Read this article

Lego: a history as the unknown phoenix
“I remember Lego being cheaper than this when I was a kid.” “Yeah, it’s ‘cause of these branded sets, they drive the price up now.” “Whatever, they’re just kids toys.” LEGO fa... Read this article

Mythology: The origin of video games
Game designers can draw inspiration from some of their favorite realms of their imagination. One specific realm that has inspired a variety of games is mythology. For Fanshawe student Nakita Thapar, mythology has been prevalent in her life... Read this article

Fighting evil by moonlight
When Naoko Takeuchi decided on revamping her beloved Sailor Moon franchise, it was under her terms completely; she was determined to not make a simple reboot of the 1992 anime. For fans of the dubbed North American version it may not make sens... Read this article

Probable Potter Hypotheses
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter is something nearly all of us grew up on. It has naturally developed its own subculture, a big part of which resides in Internet fan theories. Some fans have taken reading between the lines to a whole new level, touch... Read this article

Gamer: The toxicity of fanboyism
For a long time there was a stigma around gamers. They were thought of as weird, uneducated and generally disrespectful towards their peers or anyone else who dares to have a differing opinion. Fortunately for those who love games, the ever-growin... Read this article

What the frack does that mean?: Terms you need to know for roleplaying games
Playing a pen-and-paper tabletop roleplaying game (RPG) can bring worlds and characters alive while also giving you a reason to drink and be silly with friends. Whether wandering dark and twisting alleys or fighting a dragon to save a village, ... Read this article

Jump into the weird, weird world of Anime
The anime industry is a behemoth that continues to grind out several dozen new series every quarter across a variety of genres, following idols, magical girls, mech pilots and regular teenagers. Because of this, it's also a fairly common reaso... Read this article

Characters missing from A Song of Ice and Fire
Readers of A Song of Ice and Fire know something watchers of HBO’s Game of Thrones don’t. They know that the stories in the show are incomplete, missing many beloved characters that shape the world in important ways. Fair warning: Th... Read this article

Cult film: Director Quirks
Some directors have a style that's all their own. They develop it and make their name through paying extra attention to detail or by finding certain things they like to use and establishing a pattern. Suspense director Alfred Hitchc... Read this article

The evolution of music in video games
Originally, video games had no sound at all. Even when home consoles were introduced in the ‘70s, they were still completely silent. Pong was introduced as the first arcade style game in 1972, and the only thing heard was the hypnotic... Read this article

Fantastical tips for fanfic fanatics
Fanfiction is defined as fiction written by a fan of a particular book, movie or other fictional universe and using the characters in an original story. Some common misconceptions are that everyone writing this type of work has no life, and no... Read this article

Fragging out in class
Having Internet accessibility on campus is a crucial resource for students but also a gateway to specific vices such as online video games. With the ability to log into Fanshawe’s Wi-Fi or accessing connection through Ethernet allows ... Read this article

Digital vs. analog
When digital music first rolled onto market in the form of CDs, people were hesitant to accept it as the superior listening format. Despite being the better medium in terms of dynamics and sonic accuracy, consumers still clung to their collect... Read this article

Wreckord Reviews: Untitled 09 | 03.14.2016
By virtue of his thought provoking lyricism, unique jazz influence and captivating live performances, Kendrick Lamar has become more than just a household name. After the release of 2015’s To Pimp A Butterfly, he performed a series o... Read this article

Welcome to Zootopia
Zootopia, a city where lions lay down with lambs (or at least work with them), gazelles peacefully walk alongside tigers and everyone just generally gets along. In hops Judy Hopps, the city’s first bunny police officer, full of good cheer... Read this article

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London's hot spots for film screenings
Watching your favourite classic movie is the one of the best ways to spend your time. Curling up on your couch with a blanket, some snacks and a flick you could never get sick of is one of the easiest ways to destress. However, watching mo... Read this article

Beauty Boy: Fresh spring trends
As the seasons change and warmer weather is around the corner, it’s time to experiment and change up your makeup routine. Spring is all about fresh new looks that are soft but still colourful and fun. Leave the dark and moody colours behi... Read this article

Why we love witches
In many mythologies, the figure of the witch juxtaposes unspeakable evil with archetypical femininity, making her difficult to identify as a power-hungry Satan worshipper at first glance. Our own mainstream media typically deals with this by p... Read this article

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Burning fat efficiently
Have you ever been on a cardio machine or in a class that said something about the fat burning zone? How does it work? For a long time, experts considered the fat burning zone to be when you exercised at a slow pace for a long duration. Yo... Read this article

Scientific Adventures: Shrimp-like creatures nervous system preserved in 520 million year old fossil
One-year mission astronaut and cosmonaut return home Astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned from their 340-day stay on the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the one-year mission. Run by NASA in conjunct... Read this article

A weak return with Fuller House
Nostalgic and quirky are two words that best describe the first season of the long-awaited Fuller House. The classic “Everywhere You Look” theme song traditionally performed by Jesse Frederick was replaced with a modernized (yet ho... Read this article

Sports

Motoring: 2016 Mazda MX-5, much better in the winter
When I first drove the 2016 Mazda MX-5, the fourth generation model of this iconic Japanese sports car, back in the summer of 2015, I didn’t get along with it. I didn’t enjoy its speed and thought that its handling was mediocre.... Read this article

Knights steal top spot from the Otters
Over the past two games, the Knights have defeated the Otters on both occasions, outscoring them 10 goals to two. On March 3, the London Knights hosted their rivaled team to the south, the Erie Otters. Having defeated Erie in their last en... Read this article

Fanshawe women's basketball win OCAA bronze medal
Fanshawe’s women’s basketball team defeated the Algonquin Thunder to capture the bronze medal in the Ontario Collegiate Athletic Association (OCAA) Women’s basketball Provincial Championships. “It was rewarding getti... Read this article

Premier League highlights: Week 29
McClaren out of time With the club sitting in 19th place, second to the bottom of the Premier League table, Newcastle United look to be preparing to part ways with their manager Steve Mc- Claren. The former Derby County and Middlesbrough... Read this article

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