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Interrobang issue for Monday, February 13th, 2017

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London Police Service restructuring investigations into sexual violence cases
The London Police Service is restructuring the way in which officers deal with cases of sexual violence, after a recent Globe and Mail article discovered London has one of the highest number of unfounded case rates of the 25 largest police communities in the country. Read this article

Uber caught in the camera eye again
Uber, the popular ride-sharing application, has been in a long-term battle with city council to be accepted as a legal business in London. Read this article

Fanshawe succeeds in creating 600 faceless dolls
Over the past six months, Leah Marshall, the sexual violence prevention advisor, and Chris Hannah, the student success advisor in the First Nations Centre, have been bringing the Faceless Dolls Project to each Fanshawe campus in hopes of making 600 dolls. Read this article

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Does Fanshawe's international student enrollment increase coincide with Trump's presidency?
Full-time international student enrollment at Fanshawe nearly doubled from 2,007 in 2015 to 3,446 in 2016. Although international students enjoy studying at Fanshawe, they say that U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 election is unrelated to the increase. Read this article

Second drag show back at Fanshawe
What a Drag, A Night of Illusions, is a collaboration project between the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) and ProjectBE Event Productions, a London based LGBTQ+ community. DJMLive/ Studio 32 production company will also be back to provide music for the event. Read this article

Trudeau breaks promise of electoral reform
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cancelled his plans of introducing an electoral reform system to the Canadian political landscape, something that was a main campaign promise from the liberals in the October 2015 federal election. Read this article

Size doesn't matter
This year sees the return of Canada's biggest coffee contest, with over $75 million in prizes available. The contest enters its 31st year, making it popular with both customers and profit margins. Read this article


What Does Kerra Seay?: Diversity makes us stronger, not weaker
North American society as we know it is founded on the concept of immigrants and immigration. If you don't know this already, read a goddamn book. So why is anti-immigration rhetoric so popular right now? Read this article

Rumours of Grace: Weddings and marriage, are they overrated?
A couple of weeks ago I listened to a middle-aged woman tell the story of the breakup with her husband. He came home one evening and they began talking about going out for supper. Read this article


Fanshawe alumnus performing at Rosewood Room
Music Industry Arts (MIA) graduate Patrick Maloney is performing Feb. 25 at the Rosewood Room, along with Taylor Holden and Cat Clyde. Originally from Greely, Ont., a small town outside of Ottawa, Maloney's music journey began while listening to his dad's vinyl records, playing some formal and classical music, then venturing to a drum kit when he was 12. Read this article

We watched the worst movies of 2016 so you don't have to
The Razzie Awards recognize the worst Hollywood had to offer us, from worst movie to worst ensemble. For some reason, Interrobang columnists Nick and Kerra thought it would be a good idea to voluntarily watch all six films nominated for Worst Movie. Read this article

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Crime prevention tip of the week
February is a romantic month, a time where people make plans and strive to impress that special someone. But remember: no means no. Read this article

Fanshawe introduces Women in Carpentry pilot project
In an effort to gain more females interest in the world of carpentry, Fanshawe introduced a pilot project of a women-oriented learning experience. The initiative, which began last September, will continue on next year due to the positive feedback from stakeholders. Read this article

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International students coming to Canada: Why more students are experiencing culture shock
More international students who are coming to Canada for the first time are facing the culture shock. Living in a place with a vastly different culture can lead to disorientation, causing many to feel lost. Read this article

Beauty Boy: The beauty of correcting
Makeup correctors go right back to colour theory, where certain colours cancel out others. Green cancels redness, lavender cancels out yellow (sallowness) and orange cancels out purple (dark circles). Read this article

The ease of creating music in 2017
We are now over a month into 2017, and the art of creating, recording and publishing music is constantly improving, and has never been easier. Read this article

Fear For Thought: The Love Witch casts a spell of dark feminism
She may not ride on a broomstick, but Elaine, the eponymous main character of director Anna Biller's The Love Witch, epitomizes everything it means to be a witch. Read this article

The Space Between Us is an astounding, accidental parody of itself
The Space Between Us is a romantic science fiction film set in the future about the relationship between two teenagers: Gardner Elliot, a boy who grows up in isolation on Mars and a girl named Tulsa from Colorado raised in the foster care system. Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Take ownership of whatever you do. Follow through with your plans, and be proud of your accomplishments. Forge ahead and make the changes that will contribute to your personal happiness. Read this article

Degrassi: Seeing the way one show culturally shifted sexuality displayed on TV
One can say that a main driving factor in the TV landscape that has shaped the cultural and sexual shift for today's society includes Degrassi. From the beginning when the show debuted in the '80s and over the years and seasons, and up to today's batch of episodes, Degrassi has been the show to discuss tough subjects, including that of sex and sexuality. Read this article

Classic Classified Classrooms
Gender bias and dominance in the classroom is a familiar notion; however, it is not addressed as often as it should be. Diversity is important, and aside from race, sexual orientation or gender, everyone is different as a person. Read this article

What does LGBTQ+ stand for?
The LGBTQ+ term is constantly used and spoken of, but not many know that there is more to the rainbow community than simply lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals. Read this article

(Just) say my name
Everyday individuals make subconscious assumptions about others based off the appearances that society has been brought up to perceive in a specific manner. But times are changing, and there is a growing number of people who understand that the world has not been constructed in binaries. Read this article

"Anything positive is accepted": Fanshawe's religious accomodations
With social movements and battles creating norms of those less-favoured ideals of the past, establishments of all sorts are working in supporting the diverse range of religious beliefs of people by making accommodations and facilities increasingly common and easily accessible. Read this article

Religion: different paths to the same destination
There are many theories regarding the origin of religion in psychology, sociology, anthropology and every other field of human research. It was a theory proposed by sociologists that religion is basically a culture or a way of life, which includes the ethical rules, language and behavioural etiquettes. Read this article

LGBTQ+ community helps debunk myths
Stereotypes and myths are never something you should ever immerse yourself into because they not only make yourself look uneducated about a given topic, but they can be damaging to those that are targeted. Read this article


James Jackson tops the men's volleyball team in stats for month of January
On Feb. 1st, James Jackson, member of the Fanshawe volleyball team, was named the lululemon Fanshawe male student-athlete for the month of January. The award is given to one male and one female Fanshawe athlete per month based on their accomplishments. Read this article

Knights' Night: Who can beat the London Knights?
Year after year, the London Knights have been a force to reckon with in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Whether it's great coaching, good draft instincts or players reaching their full potential, the Knights are always good. Read this article

Motoring: 2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature
The last time I got to drive the all-new, second-generation model of the Mazda CX-9, it was during its launch event in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, back in May 2016. It was a beautiful setting, and the weather was just perfect. Read this article

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