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Interrobang issue for April 2nd, 2012

Interrobang issue for April 2nd, 2012

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This week's environmental awareness themed issue of the Interrobang features a look at green initiatives on campus. Plus more Fleming Drive coverage, and a review of The Hunger Games.
This week's environmental awareness themed issue of the Interrobang features a look at green initiatives on campus. Plus more Fleming Drive coverage, and a review of The Hunger Games.

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 Volume 44 Issue No. 27 April 2, 2012 www.fsu.ca/interrobang/ 
Some students still don’t get it 3Can you solve the
mystery? 7
Go green 12-16
 Volume 44 Issue No. 27 April 2, 2012 www.fsu.ca/interrobang/ 
Alex Ranchod is in his secondyear of the HospitalityManagement program. “Havinggrown up in the suburbs of Toronto, I am someone that is tobe reckoned with,” saidRanchod. “I have a ton of ambi-tion. I can be a hard workerwhen I choose to be, but I stillknow how to have fun. I enjoystaying active, chilling withfriends and being the best I canbe. I don’t judge anyone unless Iknow who they are personally.”
1. Why are you here?
To do the best I can and graduatewithin the time that’s been given.
2. What was your life-changingmoment?
Hiking through the Rockies andreaching the pinnacle of the moun-tains in the sky.
3. What music are you currentlylistening to?
Rusko’s “Somebody To Love.”
4. What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
My grandfather: “Never forgetwhere you are.”
5. Who is your role model?
My dad, Dino Ranchod.
6. Where in the world have youtravelled?
Florida and the Rockies.
7. What was your first job?
At Za-Neo Inc. selling fine leather goods and accessories in a high-end retail environment in down-town Toronto.
8. What would your last mealbe?
A massive steak and cheese sand-wich with Caesar salad and pou-tine on the side.
9. What makes you uneasy?
Walking in somewhere and every-one is staring at you.
10. What is your passion?
Travelling and being adventurousall while meeting cool, fascinating people.
 Do you want Fanshawe to know 10Things About You? Just head onover to fsu.ca/interrobang and click on the 10 Things I Know About You link at the top.
10 Things I Know About You...
Ranchod’s a mountain man
Alex Ranchod, left, hiking through the Rockies.
(From left) Christine El-Helou, Youssef Meddoui, Haley Wiltshire and Beth Jackson are members of the ProjectFanshawe group, which aims to help rebuild Fleming Drive after the March 17 riot. They held a bake sale onMarch 27 to raise money for the neighbourhood. On March 24 they held a bottle drive and raised $342.42 fortheir cause.
Sarah Van DeVooren
“YES! I’m the queenof recycling! I’m theEnvironmental ProgramCoordinator for Fanshawe!”
Steven Corsaut
“Yeah, I care. I recycle athome.”
Rob Catherwood
“Yes, I suppose I care asmuch as the average guy.”
Derek Gillingham
“Yes I do. I try to recycle asmuch as possible.
Nick Davenport
“Of course! I recycle athome.”
Wei Xiao
“Yes, I care about recycling.I always recycle at home.”
TUES. 04-03
Forwell Hall – NOON
Oasis - 5:00PMHelp to clean up our campusand be rewarded with a FREEpizza dinner!
WED. 04-04
10:00 - 11:30AM
Forwell Hall – NOON
Out Back Shack – 9:00PM
THURS. 04-05
Forwell Hall – NOON
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Get caught recycling oncampus during EnvironmentalAwareness Week and youwill have a chance to win abrand new bike! The more you recycle, the more times you’re caught, the betterchance you have at the bike!
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 Volume 44 Issue No. 27 April 2, 2012 www.fsu.ca/interrobang/ 
Depending on who you ask, theFleming Drive riot on St. Patrick’sDay is a source of shame or asource of entertainment. Though itseems the majority of Fanshawe’sstaff and students have expresseddisgust with the incident, others areseeing it as no big deal, as evi-denced by the 67-plus ProvincialOffence Notices handed out byLondon Police Services in theFleming area since March 17. ThePONs were issued for everythingfrom liquor law violations to trafficinfractions to a “set unauthorizedopen air burning” violation for aresident who had a bonfire in hisdriveway.“Number-wise, when you look at the number of charges, youwould think that people are justkind of brushing it off,” said Const.Dennis Rivest, CorporateCommunications and PublicRelations Officer for the LondonPolice Service. “(Police Chief BradDuncan) actually went on to sayhow disappointed he was that the behaviours continue despite(police) being out there, having our command vehicle out there and our officers on the ground and our offi-cers charging people, writing tick-ets, and yet people are still outdrinking, the one person (had) a bonfire in their driveway, all sortsof different issues. It is rather dis-appointing to see this behaviour isstill continuing.”Emily Marcoccia, Director of Marketing and CorporateCommunications at FanshaweCollege, said she felt the vastmajority of Fanshawe studentsunderstood the seriousness of thesituation. “One of the things thatwe need to remember is that thereare 17,000 Fanshawe students inthe community. So, a general ques-tion, ‘Are students getting it?’ Yes.The vast majority of our studentshave not done anything inappropri-ate in the community, and in factthe opposite is true; we have suchan overwhelming number of stu-dents that are contributing in a pos-itive way through their volunteer work and other work in the com-munity.”“Have there been some peoplewho don’t seem to get the messagein the Fleming area? Absolutely,yes,” she continued. “For the police to have to issue another 67 provincial offense notices since(March 17) is 67 too many.”According to Rivest, police aregoing to continue to remain strictand hand out tickets in the area.“It’s going to continue … as longas it takes … We’re going to take azero-tolerance approach, strictenforcement, and if you are com-mitting an offence, you will becharged accordingly,” he said. “If it’s an offence, you can probablyguarantee you’ll get a ticket – atleast a ticket, if not arrested andcharged criminally.”Despite the serious conse-quences that have come since theriot, some people are findinghumour in what happened. “Iwould consider myself ‘TeamFunny’ in terms of the jokes aboutthe Fleming riot, but like everyother joke there is a time and a place for it,” said Jes Clarke-Madamba, a student in Fanshawe’sAdvanced Filmmaking program.“The odd joke I hear from astranger I find pretty funny and jokes between Fanshawe studentsare a true riot. It’s honestly a joke.The whole thing is a joke.”Some people are taking the jokesone step further. An image of ashirt that proclaims, “I survived theFleming Drive riot FunshaweCollege 2012” has been circulatingaround social media, with someindividuals saying they will createthe shirt for a fee.“I think it’s very, very, veryunfortunate and frankly disgustingthat some individuals want to make jokes or money on the backs of our good students and their creden-tials,” said Marcoccia. “To contin-ue to make light of or profit fromthis incident is continuing to deval-ue the reputation of the majority of our students.”“How dare you use our studentsas a way to profit and then tell oth-ers, as we’ve read, that it’s ‘just for fun,’” she continued. “It’s not ‘justfor fun’ for the students who arelooking for future employment … Ireally wish students would standup and take back their rights to nothave to let others make fun of or  personally profit by individualslike that.”According to John DuGray,another AFM student at Fanshawe,the jokes are to be somewhatexpected. “Travelling to other cities recently representingFanshawe, as well as having guestspeakers from other cities visit, hasled to some light-hearted teasingabout the Fleming riot. It is to beexpected, though, as it has becomean international news story. Ihaven’t felt judged or discriminat-ed against because of it, but it is aneasy punchline at the moment.”Some people have made com-ments on social media about howfun the riot was or how it’s not a big deal, such as Twitter postsfrom @gloriaristocrat: “Peopleneed to calm down about whathappened at Fleming Drive last-night- personally I thought it wasfun and wild! #partyon” (March18) and @xtinacolakovic: “brokennecks, Swat on our lawn, cars onfire, keg stands on the roof, beer allll day. I can easily say yesterdaywas the best day of my life”(March 18).“I don’t think (the riot is) any-thing that one should walk around being proud of,” said Rivest. “It’scertainly an embarrassment to that particular area and to the city aswell. I think that when we look atthe idea that we’re supposed to beadults that are living in that area,then maybe we need to start show-ing a little bit more respect. Therules are in place for people’s safe-ty and for people’s enjoyment, andas I said earlier, we will continue tocharge as necessary.”“I believe the zero-toleranceapproach is absolutely correct andI believe it will deter some behav-iours on the short term,” saidMarcoccia, “but the Collegeremains very concerned that longer term solutions need to be found for the Fleming area.”
Showcasing studentinnovation
On April 4, Fanshawe College isholding its first annual StudentResearch and Innovation Day(SRID). The event brings together some of Fanshawe’s most innova-tive students in a friendly competi-tion with some great prizes.Danielle Phillips, a CorporateCommunications and PublicRelations student completing her  placement with the department of Applied Research and Innovationat Fanshawe said she is reallyexcited to see the event cometogether. “(Students) are going toset up their research and innovative projects that they’ve been workingon in school. It’s kinda like a sci-ence fair, but when I think of a sci-ence fair it’s mostly science andtechnology, but this is also arts andhumanities, business, health sci-ences and human services, too,”she said.The event starts at 1 p.m. withkeynote speaker Wesley From,Vice President of Engineering atTrojan Technology, in roomT1003. From there, projects will be presented in the Colvin Atrium inB building from 2:30 p.m. until4:30 p.m., at which point theawards will be presented. Projectsare being evaluated based on for-mat layout, logic of presentationand the presenters’ ability toanswer questions about their work.The event features 25 projectscompleted by students in five cate-gories: Arts/Humanities, Mediaand Design, Business, HealthSciences/Human Services andScience/Technology. Within eachof those five categories there will be three prizewinners. “The first place prize is $1,000, second is$500, third is $300 and then every- body gets $100 for participating,”said Phillips.“I think it’s going to be reallygood. They haven’t had anythinglike it at Fanshawe before,” saidPhillips. “We were hoping for 25submissions, five in each category.We had over 45 submissions,” sheadded, highlighting the success theevent has already had. Studententries included capstone projects,team projects, degree assignmentsand course assignments. A selec-tion committee then met to deter-mine which entries would beincluded in the event.Phillips thinks that, given thenumber of students who wereinterested this year, the StudentResearch and Innovation Day willsuccessfully continue every year.For more information aboutSRID, visit fanshawec.ca/SRID or their Facebook page attinyurl.com/fanshaweSRID.
Social media played a huge role in the March 17 Fleming Drive riot.People have been using Facebook and Twitter to make jokes about whathappened, and police are using the same sites to track down suspects.
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