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Interrobang issue for Monday, October 23rd, 2006

News

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Norwalk virus strikes campuses on East Coast
Public health officials in New Brunswick confirmed on October 18 that an outbreak of the Norwalk virus is the culprit responsible for causing approximately 300 students at Sackville's Mount Allison University to become ill. Health officials iden... Read this article

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Fanshawe student passes away at age 20
Tragedy strikes Fanshawe College. Devon Ashley Schmelter, born on February 8, 1986, passed away on Saturday, October 14 2006. Schmelter was in his first-year of the Industrial Maintenance program at the St. Thomas campus. “The College communi... Read this article

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Covering your ass after the interview
In addition to the cover letter which accompanies a resume, there are several other kinds of letters used in correspondence with prospective employers. Every written communication you have with an employer is one more opportunity for you to demonstr... Read this article

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Bed bugs put the bite on Ryerson students
TORONTO (CUP) -- Students in Ryerson University's Pitman Hall residence have been getting an itch lately -- complete with little pimply, bumpy bites and a red rash. “It's like a mosquito bite except it doesn't stop itching once you... Read this article

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‘Fake news' permeating Canadian media, experts warn
VANCOUVER (CUP) -- "Fake news" may not be as prominent here as it is in the United States, but many media experts believe that Canadian television media outlets are guilty of running prerecorded public relations segments as authentic news programming... Read this article

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Tribute to a soldier
Mark Andrew Wilson of the Royal Canadian Dragoons and London-native died in Afganistan on October 11, 2006 in a roadside bomb attack. Wilson, a married father of two, was remembered on Monday, October 16, with an estimated 1,000 mourners attending ... Read this article

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B.C. kids smoke more pot
VICTORIA, B.C. (CUP) -- You'd better sit down for this one: British Columbians smoke a lot of pot. Fifty-two per cent of B.C. residents have used cannabis, compared to 44 per cent of the rest of Canadians, according to a recent report published ... Read this article

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Breaking down barriers about AIDS
MONTREAL (CUP) -- In the fight against HIV/AIDS, clear and accessible information for prevention provides the strongest basis for hope. However, since its appearance in 1981, HIV/AIDS has carried heavy stigmas for those infected, and even for those a... Read this article

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President's Perspective: California, here I come
By the time you read this (which I have no idea when that is, because this is the Sex Issue, and you may be hoping I write about sex…sorry guys, but there is a dirty picture this week at least!) I will be in sunny California.

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F.A.T.S. Knows!
How do I graduate? On November 3, you'll see a lot of activity in J Building, as hundreds of successful students cross the graduation stage and are officially welcomed as new alumni. Do you plan to finish your certificate, diploma or degree pr... Read this article

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Exec Corner: Learning to get lost
Something that really bothers me is when the people who I am with... worry. You know people who worry all of the time, like “Oh no, we're going to be late to the gala”, “I think Tim won't come through on his side of the dea... Read this article

Opinion

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Faith Meets Life: Back to basics with sex and religion
Whenever I think of Sexual Awareness events, I can't help but wonder, do we really need more awareness of sex? This is the age of on-line pornography, some of it live, featuring masturbation and (almost) every form of sexual liaison you can imag... Read this article

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The threat of nuclear bombs
Be afraid, be very afraid. Crazed dictator Kim Jung Il has “successfully” tested a nuclear weapon….underground, in his own country. Even though the Stalinist regime in North Korea is one of the original three members of the infamous &ldq... Read this article

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What, Me Worry?: What do you see in the mirror?
Continued from last week: Is it o.k. to hit your children? I'll be honest, had you asked me when I was twenty one I wouldn't have thought twice (or once) before mechanically spouting the same tired vulgar, “damn right it is, I got h... Read this article

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Point-Counterpoint: Oprah's Book Club
Point: Stick to the sob stories, Oprah -- you're no literary connoisseur Elizabeth McMillan The Gateway (University of Alberta) EDMONTON (CUP) -- Back in 1996, Oprah inadvertently started the must-have list for American bookshelves. Since t... Read this article

Culture

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So you wanna be in a rock band?: The business of being in a band
Before your guitarist strums their first chord, and your singer utters their first note, a few loose ends need to be tied up in order to make your band a viable business. Though this is a step in the process that is often overlooked, I cannot stress... Read this article

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Classic Radiohead covered
The Easy Star Allstars: Radiodread I don't know how many of you are into reggae and dub music, and I don't know how many of you are into Radiohead, but this surprisingly appropriate re-imagining of the legendary OK Computer will probably b... Read this article

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Cinema Connoisseur: Dorm Daze 2 promotes awareness, tits
Welcome to this special sex-ified edition of Cinema Connoisseur. It's sexual awareness week, so I thought it would be appropriate to review a film that addresses many of the sex related issues that today's students have to deal with in a fran... Read this article

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Movie Fun: Chainsaw returns with horror
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning I love watching horror movies. Maybe it's because I grew up being allowed to watch all of the Nightmare on Elm Street movies or the Friday the 13th series. There's always something great about a potent... Read this article

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New Sarum Diner worth the driver to Elgin County
The New Sarum Diner is absolutely one of my most favourite places to eat, despite the fact it takes about a half hour to drive to, and is located right between St. Thomas and Aylmer at the end of highway 74 just before reaching Highway 3. It may sou... Read this article

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Musical Ramblings: Gojira vocals grade high
Gojira — From Mars to Sirius During the summer, I got introduced to a bunch of new bands through demo CDs and just having spare time to search the Internet. One of the finest gems that I found this summer was a track from this band called Go... Read this article

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Weekly 106.9 The X update
KEEP IT LOCKED TO 106.9 THE X 106.9 the X is not only bringing you the most popular beats, we're bringing you the hottest events and giveaways London has to offer. The X is working on a ton of new and exciting promotions so be sure to listen ... Read this article

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The Graduate triumphant at the Grand
I must admit that I can be quite exaggerative and emotional over matters of theatre. With good reason, I often declare the most recent play I've attended as being the “best ever play I have ever seen ever.” However, I believe that my ... Read this article

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Musical Ramblings: A history in metal
I'm gonna try and send in the odd classic review to the Interrobang because as I listen to some of the newest CDs, I think to myself about all you people out there that have missed some good metal albums. Because of the sludgy nature/tone of the ... Read this article

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Fashion Fashionista: Forecasting fashion's future
Stepping into a movie theatre this time of year, it comes as no surprise that the hottest flicks out are those of gruesome deaths, haunting tales and unsolved mysteries. However the film that I just witnessed had nothing to do with mass murder, or ha... Read this article

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Kids Day of Halloween Fun
FSU Children's Halloween Party - Saturday, October 28 The 15 Annual Children's Halloween Party is scheduled for Saturday, October 28 in the Alumni Lounge, FSU Student Centre from 1p.m. until 3p.m. Student volunteers from the Fanshawe Activ... Read this article

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$$$$ FSU pumpkin carving contest $$$$
Think you got the skills to win some cash carving pumpkins? Well if this sounds like a challenge you're up for, on October 27 Fanshawe Student Union is holding a pumpkin carving contest with $120 cash up for grabs.

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Include all who have something to offer. Despite individual weaknesses, group trust is high. If you really want this venture to profit, listen to the wisdom of senior members. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Now that the m... Read this article

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Little complaints about Everworld
Everworld by K.A. Applegate K.A. Applegate is best known for the Animorphs series, which we all loved for the covers depicting a series of pictures starting from a human on the left and slowly shifting into some kind of animal on the right. I scarc... Read this article

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Ask the Sex Doc: Student wants pumped-up penis
Dear Sex Doc; I'm in my fourth year [at] the university, but I couldn't keep any relationship with a girl for more than four weeks. The last girl I had told [me] that she loved me, but [said my] wood is too small for her. So, Is there any advisable... Read this article

Leisure

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Sports in Seconds: Ridiculing Yanks is always fun
Oh, how sweet it is. I'm going to take this opportunity to take a shot at the New York (NY) Yankees, who had their $200 million ego deflated once again this October in the Major League Baseball (MLB) post-season. Losing the American League divi... Read this article

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Sports Briefs: Falcons in the thick of OCAA action
Men's basketball wins opening tournament The Fanshawe Falcon Men's basketball team defeated George Brown 79-63 in the final of the Durham College Tip-Off invitational tournament claiming the championship. The Falcon's Jabari Cooper was... Read this article

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Around the Ring: Benoit takes belt from Kennedy
I don't know if it's just me getting into fall TV fever or if the WWE is, but the last two weeks (minus the last Smackdown PPV) has been excellent for wrestling (and that includes TNA, too). Smackdown's program saw Chris Benoit show up a... Read this article

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Athletics profiles of the week
This week we're revisiting the Falcon Golf team. After doing well at the Fanshawe Hosted OCAA Golf Championship Golf Tournament at Firerock Golf Course, the golf season is heading to an end but not without some Falcon glories. Both female golf pl... Read this article

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Fun and Fitness: Say hello to my little friend - Mr. Olympia
After a few weeks of brief disappointment, I can now share the story about what had caused my grief. Las Vegas was supposed to play host to some very important people over the September 29 — October 1st weekend. These special guests included f... Read this article

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Motoring: Expensive car gets rave reviews
For many things we do on a regular basis, 78 minutes is enough time to do it in. For instance, 78 minutes more than enough time to spend on lunch. You can most certainly do your grocery shopping in that time or do your laundry. However, 78 minutes is... Read this article

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