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Interrobang issue for Monday, November 20th, 2006

News

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London Transit en route to possible strike
Pull-up those Ugg's and lace-up those Nike's kids - long hikes to class may be in store for Fanshawe students. Employees of London Transit Commission have given their union authority to strike if a new agreement cannot be reached. The latest... Read this article

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MP speaks to Fanshawe students
Student debt and the Afghan war were hot topics in a recent political public discussion at Fanshawe. Irene Mathyssen, New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament (MP) in the London-Fanshawe riding, spoke to Fanshawe College students over the lun... Read this article

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One down, another around the corner
And the winner is? The 2006 municipal election concluded on November 13 with London seeing very little change in key leadership positions within the city. Anne Marie DeCicco-Best won her third consecutive term as Mayor of London, handily defeating ... Read this article

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Briefs from around the world
Japan - A tsunami warning was put out after the magnitude 8.1 quake struck northeast of Japan, causing a series of small waves to hit the coast. Initially residents were warned to flee to higher ground amid predictions that up to two metre-high tsuna... Read this article

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Career Corner: Dress to impress for interview success
The first impression you make meeting a potential new employer may be vital to surviving the interview so why not make it a favourable one. You may feel confident with your communication style, firm handshake, and direct eye contact, but have you fal... Read this article

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Fear of U.S. terrorism laws spur changes at Atlantic libraries
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. (CUP) -- Libraries at Canadian universities are switching to a Canadian server for access to the American web-based research tool RefWorks, out of fear of users being subjected to the U.S. Patriot Act. The Queen Elizabeth II Lib... Read this article

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Exec Corner: Hitting single-life head on
To all the broken-hearted people out there, this article is for you. My boyfriend and I were together for three and a half years. Yes that's right I'm a keeper. What happened you ask? Long story, but to sum it all up let me just say that you... Read this article

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President's Perspective: Take the next stall down sweety
Fortunately for all students, my President's Perspective this week will be short and sweet. Mostly because it is a bit of a rant, and about a possible inappropriate topic. My inspiration came from an article written by Aaron Hall about three wee... Read this article

Opinion

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Faith Meets Life: Welcoming culture, along with religion, into Canada
One of the points that the controversial Deepa Mehta film, Water, makes is that religion has a powerful political effect on the society that embraces it. In the movie, an Indian community has lived under the sway of Hinduism for many centuries. Acco... Read this article

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Letters to the editor
The Good RE: Interrobang's coverage of the Municipal Election, November 6, 2006. I was on a three-hour break from class the other day, and I decided to pick up the weekly edition of Interrobang to see what the fuss is about this week. I looke... Read this article

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Sounding off on work study
Based on the article, “Increasing number of college students faced with debt” printed last week, I assumed that Financial Aid Services would help a struggling student like me... Experience has taught me otherwise. Like most students at F... Read this article

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Letters to the editor....... the abortion debate
RE: “Exploring opinion on abortion” by Leigh Cooney, November 13, 2006. I am a third year fanshawe student. I have been reading the Interrobang religiously for three years now. I have never EVER seen a response to someone's letter so p... Read this article

Culture

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So you wanna be in a rock band?: Creating music with mass appeal
I'm sure by the very title of this piece that some of you are rolling your eyes at the concept of me providing you with guidelines about how to write sellable music. I will give you this: there is no one-to-ten detailed instructional manual outli... Read this article

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PDH bring their punk to the Office
All right punk fans, bust out your plaid pants and army boots because the Piss Drunk Hooligans are hitting up London to put on a shit kicking show like none other. PDH came together the summer of last year with one goal, to “come to your town,... Read this article

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The X to support World AIDS day
World AIDS awareness day is fast approaching! That's why the X is doing their part to make the world aware about AIDS. 106.9 The X Presents the Black, White, Red AIDS Awareness Benefit. It's a 19+ event on Saturday December 2 in conjunction w... Read this article

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DVD Review: Brought to you by the letter “S”
Sesame Street Old School Volume 1: 1969-1974 I'd like to say that I wasn't even born when any of these shows or clips from these years were originally aired. What I will say is that many of the segments that were created during these years ... Read this article

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Peter's Web Links: ...And the Number “18”
Hey there, peoples! I'm back once again with some more fun stuff that you can check out on the net. This week, I have a few sites that can coincide with my Sesame Street on DVD review. Enjoy! Sesame Street Alien Ring Tones: Read this article

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Fashion Fashionista: Infusion of Aboriginal fashion
This past weekend was host to the 2006 Contessa's Global Beauty Gala Awards in Toronto, an event that displays and honours the industries top hair professionals. A main stage focus at this event was a First Nation's presentation, depicting m... Read this article

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Despite backlash, Borat entertains while offending
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan The world has never been the same since British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen introduced Borat Sagdiyev, his alter-persona to the masses. The character was first intr... Read this article

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Devilish thoughts on Tenacious D's new album
Tenacious D - The Pick of Destiny Greetings, puny mortals. Though it pains me to say this, the terms of the Demon Code force me to acknowledge the result of the epic rock-off that recently took place between your chosen champions, Jack Black and Ky... Read this article

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Cinema Connoisseur: Anime blends dinosaurs, tennis, to create perfect harmony
Prince of Tennis: Futari No Samurai (2005) Being a graduate of the Dom DeLuise School of Film Studies and Air Conditioning Repair, I consider myself to be somewhat of a cinema buff, or even connoisseur. I've explored many different genres over ... Read this article

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Video killed the American President
VANCOUVER (CUP) -- Unassuming in his black suit, Gabriel Range stands a slim six feet tall, and speaks politely in a soft voice. He doesn't exactly fit the image of a man accused of killing the president of the United States, something he freely ... Read this article

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Medicine for rental blahs
Clerks (1994) Have you ever worked in customer service and become nauseated by the way the customers treated you? If so, Clerks is the perfect medicine. Warning: If you don't like vulgarity, this is not the movie for you! Clerks was written an... Read this article

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Musical Ramblings: Better, but not great release for Cradle of Filth
Cradle of Filth — Thornography It's that time of year again where the great Cradle of Filth release a new CD and I'm right there to snatch it up (or in this case, have it sent to me) and listen to it until I'm sick of it. This is... Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) There's no time like right now. Put all of your eggs in one basket and dare to count your potential chickens. A good faith estimate should command enough respect while the real contract is being drafted. Taurus (Ap... Read this article

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Classic Metal Review: Classic Faith No More
When people ask me for my list of favourite bands and/or bands that have influenced me musically, one band that is always on that list is the late, great Faith No More. Yeah, I know it sounds cliché to say nowadays, with all the bands that have said ... Read this article

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Bits and Bytes: Quick taste of good games
This edition is going to be brief but it features a “taste of things to come.” Last week, I picked up Gears of War, Tony Hawk's Project 8 and Call of Duty 3. If you're thinking of buying any of these games, immediately do so. Her... Read this article

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Ask the Sex Doc: Piss-poor dildos reap havoc on pussy
Dear Sex Doc; I read on your website that some sex toys can be harmful to the body. Can you explain this? I'm a little worried because I have a jelly vibrator that I use occasionally. Perplexed About Plastic Penetrators @ SAIT Dear Perplexed ... Read this article

Leisure

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Fanshawe reclaims national silver medal in cross country
Falcons repeat as national silver medalists. The Fanshawe Falcon men's cross country team captured a silver medal at the 2006 Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) Cross Country Running Open Championship hosted by the Institute of Agricu... Read this article

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Falcon's 1-1 in OCAA play
A rookie coach is leading the Falcons. The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) regular season is currently under way for the Fanshawe Falcon women's basketball team. Led by first-year head coach Kevin Gordon, the Falcons had a 1-1 recor... Read this article

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British man becomes first non-Canadian Rock Paper Scissors world champ
TORONTO (CUP) -- Bob Cooper's fist trembled as he waited for the cue from the referee. His dark sunglasses shielded his eyes from his opponent's intense stare as he considered one of the most important decisions of his life: rock, paper or sc... Read this article

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Sports in Seconds: Vying for the perfect sporting venue
An individual's surrounding environment is a key factor towards a person's happiness and overall enjoyment in particular aspects of life. The same can be said for attending a sporting event. The venue in which a sporting event is held adds ... Read this article

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Around the Ring: Predictions and questions around the wrestling ring
It's been quite the interesting week in wrestling since last week's bore of the Cyber Sunday PPV, Raw and Smackdown programs. There's a little bit to touch on this week seeing how this will be printed for all of you to read just before t... Read this article

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Motoring: Top up or down, Mazda MX-5 sport-errific
Some of you may remember that about a year ago, I tested the third generation Mazda MX-5 and I loved it. It looked great, it had a fantastic interior, loved the eagerness of the engine, but most of all, it handled like a dream. So it was easy for m... Read this article

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