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Words are worth a thousand bucks: the rising cost of textbooks
While students stumble down the halls trying to balance the hefty weight of plastic bookstore bags filled with glossy texts, their eyes glaze over with thoughts of sheer terror and disbelief that they just dropped close to a grand on books. Accordin... Read more

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F.A.T.S Knows
Policy Changes What are the policies? Fanshawe College has policies to prevent or resolve difficulties or complaints, to launch academic appeals, to protect human rights, and to define expectations for behaviour and responsibilities. They also pr... Read more

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Ryerson students use film to get kids to give a damn about slums in Kenya
TORONTO (CUP)—Why should we care about Kenya? In association with AIESEC Ryerson, an international student-run leadership organization, Ryerson graduate Ahmed Arshi and fellow Ryerson graduate Alex Punzalan travelled to Kenya to collect images... Read more

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Fanshawe automotive program driving education on a global scale
A new international partnership between Fanshawe and a Korean automotive college brings a global perspective to campus and more skilled tradespeople to London. Ajou Motor College, which specializes in tool, die and mould making for the automobile in... Read more

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Career Corner: Employers want to know: who are you really?
The best career choices are based on an honest appraisal of who you really are. This includes what you do well, the things you want from life and how you can best match all this to the current and future needs of an employer. Before an employer cal... Read more

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Sand, sun and surf...and school?
Cancun, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta are all popular Mexican Spring Break destinations for college students to drink away the worries and stresses of the past semester. But this spring, 30 lucky Fanshawe students will be getting a full credit for thei... Read more

Opinion

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Degrassi High: Helping Canadians through puberty for a quarter century
Wake up in the mornin', gotta get up early, gotta face a day at school… As a confused adolescent growing up in the cultural vacuum that was the late 80's and early 90's, many kids struggled to find their identities, make friends, fight p... Read more

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Faith Meets Life: An Ongoing Tale - God is sort of like a raincoat...
“I've been thinking about what we talked about last week,” Tamara said as she sat down with her lunch. “About prayer and Hurricane Katrina, and I guess I can see what you're getting at. Not all prayers are answered with a ye... Read more

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When did the word “feminist” become such a dirty label?
When one first mentions the word feminist, one word (or many versions of this word) automatically jumps into their head — lesbian. Dyke. Carpet Muncher. (You know the rest; I need not entertain you anymore!) I have nothing against lesbians &mda... Read more

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Rolling back prices - on designer threads?
While flipping through the 600-plus pages of the September 2005 issue of Vogue magazine, featuring the lovely Sarah Jessica Parker on the cover, I came across something rather odd and perhaps groundbreaking for what I thought to be an exclusively hig... Read more

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New Age Gentleman: Students need to learn some manners and have some respect for each other
Hello dear readers, I have been rather busy as of late, so please excuse me for the late article. First of all, I would like to welcome all the new students to Fanshawe College, and I hope you all have a very productive year. That said, I wish the... Read more

Lifestyles

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A successful summer for local rock band Anti-hero
Not too many bands can say they produced their own full length CD on their own label, shot a music video and performed at one of the most popular summer punk tours. Local rock band Anti-hero has a pretty impressive resume, but what's more remark... Read more

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Balancing bartending and school: the financial benefits
MONTREAL (CUP) — It's Saturday night, and you and your friends are ready to party hard as you head toward your bar or club of choice. You walk in, hang up your coat, and belly up to the bar. As soon as you enter, you can hear the glees of ... Read more

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Album Review: The real agony is in the quality of LOA album
And now, the continuing story of a music lover reviewing CDs that were purchased during the summer months… Life of Agony — Broken Valley I have loved almost anything this band has ever done. If you want to experience a new band that has a w... Read more

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Canadian rap heroes coming to the Shack, but not to sing
Every once and a while a musician will stand up when it counts and use the power of fame to help make things right. Enter k-os and K'naan; two artists that use their music and their beats to spread more intellectual, more meaningful stories &mda... Read more

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Melodies filtered softly through the pot smoke and raised beer mugs
What do you get when you mix 16,000 college aged hippies, just as many pre-rolled joints and more than a couple sloppy drunks? Surprisingly, you get an extremely laid-back and intimate Jack Johnson concert.

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Why I hate books
NEW WESTMINISTER, B.C. (CUP) — Albion #1 by Alan Moore, Leah Moore, John Reppion, Shane Oakley, and George Freeman, 18-page colour comic ($4.00) You would think that with Alan Moore dreaming up the plot, this comic would have the same quality a... Read more

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FSU Garage Sale
On Wednesday, September 28th in Forwell Hall the FSU is holding a garage sale. This sale will feature a variety of items from the OBS and from our storage area, they include chairs, desks, posters loose and framed, plug in bar lights, plus other stu... Read more

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Chef's Corner:
The last day of summer has offically passed, but since it still feels like summer outside, here are some ways to still enjoy it! (These are good to B-eatin'!) Burger Bites 1 / 2 cup barbeque sauce (try for one on the sweeter side or add 1/4 cu... Read more

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Slangdoll returns home and brings new metal tracks to the Shack
If you are into cuddly stuffed animals, calm and relaxing summer days or even the sweet rhythms of Babyface, the band Slangdoll is definitely not for you. “Our music tends to be on the heavier side of the tracks,” said Slangdoll drummer ... Read more

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Exec Corner: Show off your school spirit
Well, we've made it through to our fourth week and it's a great opportunity for all of us at Fanshawe to show some spirit and join the Fanshawe Falcons Fan Club where you can get some awesome gear such as t-shirts, noisemakers and pub ticket... Read more

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DVD Review: Superhero/lawyer hybrid a smash hit on DVD
With the success of Adult Swim's DVD releases like the top notch Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Space Ghost, we get that hilarious and inept lawyer/former 60's cartoon hero Harvey Birdman and all his antics on DVD. For those unfamiliar with the ... Read more

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Turning up The Volume on top shows
Well kids, the long days of summer have to come to pass and now we're all stuck here for another few months. And what a summer it has been...we've witnessed Geldof feed the children of Africa with his massive simultaneous festivals, Neil Young gave ... Read more

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Kanye West - Late Registration
Kanye West continues to blur the line between rap and hip-hop with his sophomore album "Late Registration". It would be easy to expect West to continue in the style of his multi-platinum, Grammy award winning, debut album ("College Drop Out",) but he... Read more

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Frontiers of electronic music
Greetings, and welcome to this column on various forms of electronic music. Drum n'Bass (DnB) is currently one of the more popular underground styles of electronic. With extremely up-tempo beats, and throbbing bass, this style of music began to e... Read more

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Feist - Let it Die
This album is for all those girls out there who are in need of some relaxation and fun. Let it Die is one of those albums that you listened to while sitting on the beach of your summer cottage drinking fresh strawberry daiquiris. Feist's sophom... Read more

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If your friends don't dance then they're no friends of mine
My girlfriend and I don't share the same musical tastes. For those of you in the same situation you'll undoubtedly know what kind of trouble this can cause. Car rides are a battle, and seeing as she is the owner of the car she usually wins. ... Read more

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Concert Review: B.B.'s birthday bash a blast
B.B. "Blues Boy" King celebrated his 80th birthday on stage at the Molson Amphetheatre, proving once again that he is still king of the blues. Opening for his highness was Kenny Wayne Shepherd, protege of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. Sheppard (armed ... Read more

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A beginner's guide to metal genres
Heavy metal music exists in many different ways. I've done my best here to present a semi-chronological list of the many styles one finds under the large umbrella that is metal. This first portion will deal with more established and well-known st... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Victory can be anticlimactic if you've been anticipating and mapping it out for too long. Tune in to your feelings of the moment rather than what you set in stone long ago. Events can still move in a more attractive dire... Read more

Sports

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New team is best chance for luck on the links
The best golf team in years hopes to bring Fanshawe home some hardware. The Fanshawe Falcons golf team is primed for another season, and looking forward to their goal of reaching, and medalling in, the provincial and national tournaments. With eight... Read more

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Men's soccer team searches for sideline leadership during first games of season
Splitting the first two games is not what the Fanshawe Falcon men's soccer team had envisioned to start the season. On Saturday September 17th the men's soccer team hosted the St. Clair Saints in their first regular season game. In a helter ... Read more

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Latest PPV wrestling matches play out just as predicted
Alrighty! Another PPV has come and gone so let's look to see if I was close with my predictions! Trish Stratus and Ashley vs. Victoria and Torrie Wilson This was a short match with very little action. I knew this would be a small warm up match... Read more

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Canada's game is back with new rules and new players
The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Atlanta Thrashers by a final score of 8-6. I'm not publishing the final score of a heated EA Sports 2006 contest between my roommate and myself, but this was the final tally at the John Labatt Centre (JLC) on ... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Broken bones don't have to mean fractured workout schedules
This past weekend marked the third annual “Play Off” road hockey tournament, held in the heart of Downtown London — picture the Gus Macker basketball tournament and replace it with hockey sticks — and anyone interested in road... Read more

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Prius: the car of the future is here
If you visited an auto show about 25 years ago, you probably would have seen a car like the Toyota Prius. With a hybrid engine, touch screen audio controls, climate control and a satellite navigation system, this car would have gotten a lot of atten... Read more

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Fanshawe women play a perfect pair
Fanshawe's women's soccer team is undefeated after their first two regular season contests. The Falcons boasted a 4-1 victory over the St. Clair Saints on Saturday, September 17th in the women's home opener. The win marked the first for ... Read more

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