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Student Wellness Centre grand opening
Interrobang was on hand for the grand opening of the Student Wellness Centre at Fanshawe College. FSU President Morganna Sampson and Fanshawe College President Peter Devlin shared their thoughts on the new facility. Read more

ONtour concert series hits a high note in London
The ONtour concert series made its way to London, Ont., and helped kick off the city's Ribfest at Victoria Park. Read more

A flag flown in pride
In a sign of solidarity with its LGBTQ+ community, Fanshawe raised the Pride flag in front of F building on Thursday July 20. Read more

Rainbow crosswalk painted at Fanshawe
Fanshawe College students and faculty as well as Fanshawe Student Union members came together to paint a rainbow crosswalk in front of the of the new Wellness and Fitness Centre. Read more

Rock the Park goes country for the night
London's Rock the Park Music Festival was back for another year, with five days of great entertainment, food, fun and excitement. Read more

Trackside Music Festival treats audience to sweet line up, tunes and long weekend
London was home to another country music weekend with the Trackside Music Festival on July 1 and 2. Western Fair District was the place to be over the July long weekend with a wide range of North American acts both big and small giving the audience everything they had.  Read more

Fanshawe paints rainbow crosswalk outside Wellness and Fitness Centre
Fanshawe College and the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) showed its pride by painting a rainbow crosswalk on campus on July 6. Read more

Fanshawe helps Middlesex-London EMS hold cardiac arrest survivor day
Middlesex-London Emergency Medical Services (EMS) held their 5th Annual Cardiac Arrest Survivor Day event at Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) Oasis on June 2. Read more

Increase to Ontario minimum wage
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, announced on May 30 of plans to implement measures in plans to create a fairer work environment for those employed within the province.  Read more

Cash prize up for grabs with Deal or No Deal
Fanshawe students came out to test their luck to try to win $1,000 cash prize at the Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) Deal or No Deal event in Forwell Hall on May 30. Read more

Fanshawe hosts Indigenous basketball tournament
Fanshawe held an Indigenous basketball tournament on June 7th in Fanshawe's fitness center gymnasium. Open to students, parents and spectators, the games kicked off at 10 a.m. and ran through to 2 p.m. Read more

Construction updates to Fanshawe's downtown campus
Fanshawe representatives and community members held a press conference in the Good Foundation Theatre of the downtown campus, the Centre for Digital and Performance Arts (CDPA), to discuss updates on the progress of the construction of the new downtown London campus, on June 9. Read more

Ontario passes bills for a better tomorrow
Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services and the Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, successfully had two legislations passed on June 1st that will create a better future for all children, youth and people of colour. Read more

Fanshawe launches new agri-business management graduate program
Fanshawe celebrated the launch of its one-year agri-business management graduate certificate program on June 7. Read more

Thoughts invoked by World Press Freedom Day
World Press Freedom Day was held on May 3. Established by the United Nations (UN), the day centred around promoting and defending the rights for freedom of the press and expression as stated in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Read more

Fanshawe's Remarkable Campaign raises more than its $100 million goal
Key donors, community stakeholders, student representatives and Fanshawe staff gathered at the college's Good Foundation Theatre in the downtown Centre of Digital and Performance Arts, to hear the results of Fanshawe's Remarkable Campaign on May 4. Read more

Premier Kathleen Wynne and Deputy Premier Deb Matthews explain youth focused projects
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and MPP for London North Centre and Deputy Premier of Ontario, Deb Matthews, spoke at Western University to voice their support on today's youth during what Wynne considered uncertain times. Read more

City of London celebrates its 24th McHappy Day
Londoners across the city showed their support at McDonald's restaurants while taking part in McHappy Day on May 3. What made it even more special was that this year marked the 40th anniversary since the founding of the initiative, while the city of London has been participating for the past 24 years.  Read more

Fanshawe holds mock disaster training exercise
Emergency medical services (EMS) arrived at Fanshawe to respond to a mock emergency that took place in front of B building on May 25. The incident, a Fanshawe Emergency Management Office (EMO), disaster training exercise, titled Fanshawe Exercise 50, was organized by a core planning team. Read more

Fanshawe business professor joins Peter Devlin as president for the day
Professor Shannon Webb from the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business joined Peter Devlin as Fanshawe's president for the day on May 24. The day was arranged as the prize for an online silent auction that took place to fundraise for Fanshawe's United Way campaign.  Read more

World Class figure skaters treat London crowd
Stars on Ice made its way to Budweiser Gardens with a number of talented skaters on May 7. The skating tour, which has various groups travelling across Canada, the United States and Japan feature a number of current and retired competitive skaters. Read more

FSU barbecue met with animal rights protesters
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) put on their annual free summer barbecue in the SUB courtyard on May 11. Students were not only attracted by the free food, but also a petting zoo that showcased alpacas, bunnies, and goats. People's attention shifted to a protest led by Fanshawe student Ilana Walker, a member of the group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) London chapter. Read more

Fashion Rewind: Celebrating 50 years of fashion
Fanshawe fashion merchandising (marketing and management) students, unveiled a number of creative creations during their end of year show, Fashion Rewind at London Music Hall on March 29. The event was run by the second year fashion merchandising students while first year students made the garments featured on the runway. Read more

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The comeback team: Knights head to second round of OHL playoffs
After winning the Memorial Cup in 2016, the London Knights are eyeing a back-to-back playoffs win, but faced a tough first round playing neck and neck with the Windsor Spitfires that went into game seven of a seven game series. Read more

FSU donates $2,700 to Crohn's and Colitis Canada
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) presented Crohn's and Colitis Canada with a $2,700 cheque on April 20. Focusing on the organization's London, Ont. branch, the funds were raised during the winter semester through the Charity Ball run by Kaisar and a planning committee. Read more

Fashion design students soaring to new heights
Fanshawe's graduating fashion design students showed off their best creations at this year's Unbound fashion show on April 13. In its 11th year, the show was held for the first time at the Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology at the London International Airport.  Read more

School of Public Safety receive grant from Siemens Canada
Fanshawe's advanced ergonomic studies students will have an even greater opportunity to pursue their schooling with the help of an in-kind grant on April 11 from Siemens Canada, worth a commercial value of over $28 million. Read more

The Zolas start their tour off in London and do not disappoint
On March 14, Londoners filled Rum Runners to enjoy some indie rock from The Zolas. The show was a more intimate setting allowing lead singer Zach Gray to interact with the crowd. Read more

USS rocks London Concert Theatre
If you aren't familiar with Ubiquitous Synergy Seekers (USS), that should change right now. Ashley Buchholz and Jason Parsons brought a night full of frantic energy to London Concert Theatre on Jan. 26. Read more

Faceless Dolls Project fills Siskinds Gallery
As 2 p.m. struck all but a few of the chairs set for the event were filled with students and faculty eager for it to begin. Elder and Healer Liz Akiwenzie took the podium and set the mood for the event, one of hope rather than one of sadness.  Read more

Minister of National Defence announces upgrades to army vehicles
Canada's Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan announced on Feb. 10, the government will provide an additional $404 million dollars to upgrade 141 existing army vehicles. Read more

Knights' Night: Average the new astonishing for Knights
If the London Knights can be called anything right now, it's average. First, they lost nine of their opening ten games. Then, they won four in a row, scoring an astounding 21 goals in the process. Read more

VegFest London to take place this Saturday
The general public will have the opportunity to learn more about vegan-friendly organizations and listen to guest speakers at this year's VegFest London. Read more

Men's baseball team wins silver at this year's National Championships
From Oct. 26 to 29, the men's baseball team participated in the National Championships in Oshawa. On the final day of the tournament, the Falcons were set to face the St. Clair Saints in the gold medal game. Read more

Faculty members to vote on CEC's latest offer of settlement
Following four days of a media blackout, both the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council (CEC) have updated the public on negotiations at the bargaining table. Read more

International students host city-wide scavenger hunt
Fanshawe's International Centre is helping to organize an annual city wide scavenger hunt across London until Nov 10. Read more

Jodi Anderson-Carson competes in WKC World Championships
Fanshawe's Jodi Anderson-Carson will be competing in two speed fighting events at the World Karate and Kickboxing Commission (WKC) World Championships this week in Orlando, Fla. Read more

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South Western International Film Festival back for its third year in Sarnia
The South Western International Film Festival (SWIFF) is back for a third year of bringing culturally diverse stories to Canada. The not-for-profit festival is led by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and aims to present a variety of voices and perspectives through films that are not available at multiplex theatres. Read more

London lights the town purple for a cause
The London Abused Women's Centre (LAWC) kicked off their eighth annual Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign at Victoria Park on Nov.1. Read more

Knights' Night: Knights are slowly, but surely making a steady comeback
The London Knights host their first home-game win of the season as they handed the Firebirds an embarrassing 8-2 loss during the Oct. 27 game. Read more

Students First Rally
Interrobang was in Queen's Park on November 1st to cover the Students First Rally, where Ontario college students voiced frustrations, concerns, and their desire to get back in the classroom. Read more

Knights' Night: Knights' stars take centre stage in Canada-Russia series
It was a relatively quiet week for the London Knights, but not all players were enjoying the time off. Four Knights took part in the 15th iteration of the CIBC Canada Russia Series last weekend.  Read more

London hosts its first Music Career Day
Many students believe that it is difficult to pursue a career in music as they think there are not very many job opportunities. Read more

NDP leaders visit faculty at Fanshawe College
Interrobang spoke to Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath and MPP London West Peggy Sattler on Nov. 13th when they visited Fanshawe faculty members on the picket line. Read more

New online platform helps youth have more input on future government policies
On Oct. 30, the Ontario government officials launched a new online platform to help give youth a greater voice and input regarding policy developments in the province. Read more

Purple, lights and chalk walks: Fanshawe's support for raising awareness on violence against women
In an effort to further extend the support of the London Abused Women's Centre's Shine the Light campaign, Fanshawe simply took it one step further with a number of things, including a chalk walk. Read more

Remembrance Day special report
We spoke to Canadian Forces Veteran Major Bruce Stock at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 317 about his career, and why remembering those who served our country is so important. Read more

Lest We Forget: Londoners remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice
The 83rd Remembrance Day ceremony at London's cenotaph in Victoria Park attracted crowds commemorating veterans who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice. Read more

Students rally outside Fanshawe's London campus
On Nov. 10, a few dozen students rallied outside the Fanshawe London campus in order to voice their opinions regarding the current Ontario college faculty strike happening across the province.  Read more

Student association presidents meet with Minister Deb Matthews
Eight college student association presidents met with Deb Matthews last Thursday, Oct. 26 at Queen's Park to express the concerns raised by students as a result of the strike. Matthews is the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development for the province. Read more

VIDEO: Coverage of OPSEU rally in Victoria Park
Interrobang was on hand to cover the OPSEU and supporters rally on Oct. 26th in Victoria Park, and also spoke to Don Sinclair, CEO of College Employer Council. Read more

Falcons perform phenomenally at the OCAA Cross-Country Provincial Championships
On Saturday Oct. 28, Fanshawe College hosted the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Cross-Country Provincial Championships at the Fanshawe Conservation Area. Read more

Fanshawe faculty and OPSEU supporters rally at Victoria Park
On Oct. 26, Fanshawe College faculty and supporters of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) strike negotiations, held a rally at Victoria Park before marching over to Deb Matthews' constituency office to deliver a letter.  Read more

Knight's Night: Knights slowly, but surely getting back on track
The London Knights are finally back in the win column. After eight straight losses between Sept. 24 and Oct. 15, in which London scored just 13 goals, the team picked up two victories against two tough opponents last weekend. Read more

Knights' Night: Alex Formenton hoping to help turn Knights' season around
The London Knights are still having a hard time winning games, but with Alex Formenton back on the team, the season could be looking up. Read more

Fanshawe's School of Public Safety students learn from city mock disaster scenario
On Oct. 12, Fanshawe students and emergency services participated in a mock disaster scenario around the Westminster Pond area. Participants were left in the dark on what the scenario would be until the start of the exercise, in order to test their comprehension and ingenuity. Read more

What Fanshawe students are saying about the Ontario college's faculty strike
Interrobang reporter George Maragos spoke to Fanshawe students to get their opinions on the Ontario colleges' faculty strike, and also spoke to OPSEU Local 110 President Darryl Bedford. Read more

College student association presidents call for provincial government assistance in resolving strike
Eight student association presidents including FSU president Morganna Sampson signed an open letter that is calling for the provincial government to continue encouraging both OPSEU and the College Employer Council (Council) in getting back the bargaining table. Read more

Fanshawe landscape design students miss out on planned semester abroad in Europe
Fanshawe landscape design students are voicing their concerns to government officials, news outlets and the College after their planned semester abroad in Europe was cancelled as a result of the faculty strike. Read more

Strike in full swing across 24 Ontario Colleges
The hallways at Fanshawe College were almost vacant on the morning of Oct. 16, as a result of the Ontario Public Service Employee Union (OPSEU) faculty strike. Rather than teaching students in their classrooms, Fanshawe faculty members created picket lines around the College. Read more

London Wine and Food Show gets a taste of what Fanshawe has to offer
The 12th Annual London Wine and Food Show's guests tried Tom Collins cocktails, ricotta gnocchi and double chocolate stout sticky toffee pudding prepared by Fanshawe's School of Tourism and Hospitality faculty and chefs. Read more

Tim Hicks shook the Budweiser walls with a boot stompin' performance
The RBC theatre at Budweiser Gardens was the main stompin' ground on Saturday as fans came out to see Canadian singer, songwriter Tim Hicks on his Shake These Walls Tour Jan. 21. Read more

Knights' Night: New faces emerge as Knights win two of three on busy weekend
With newcomers Mitchell Stephens, Dante Salituro and Mitch Vande Sompel in the line-up, there was a buzz around London, as fans anxiously waited to see the new faces put their talents to use. But after a puck hit Victor Mete in the ear early in the first period against the Saginaw Spirit, a full roster was just not meant to be for the Knights.  Read more

Scott Helman and The Kents perform at Fanshawe
What usually is a quiet night at Fanshawe was transformed into a lively one when The Kents and Scott Helman entered the building Thursday, Jan 12 for an 8 p.m. performance Read more