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  • 8/2/2019 Interrobang issue for Monday, April 9th, 2012


    Volume 44 Issue No. 28 Apri l 9 , 2012

    Falcons head to City Hall 3

    Public nuisance bylaw pushed back 5

    Fanshawe curlers win double gold 21

  • 8/2/2019 Interrobang issue for Monday, April 9th, 2012


    NEWS2Volume 44 Issue No. 28 April 9, 2012

    Kayla Watson is a third-yearGraphic Design student. I am adedicated student who lovesgiraffes and design, saidWatson. However my studentstatus is changing in April whenI hit the job market in hopes ofgetting that first real-worldjob!1. Why are you here?At Fanshawe? To graduate andlearn design. On Earth? To make a

    positive impact on those who sur-round me.

    2. What was your life-changingmoment?The smiling children I made artwith in Costa Rica.3. What music are you currentlylistening to?Country and some modern classi-cal.4. What is the best piece ofadvice youve ever received?What doesnt kill you makes youstronger.

    5. Who is your role model?My mom.

    6. Where in the world have youtravelled?Costa Rica.7. What was your first job?Burger King.8. What would your last mealbe?Chicken covered with cheese,bacon and barbeque sauce!9. What makes you uneasy?The unknown.10. What is your passion?

    Design, anything I set my mind to,my fam jam, learning new things.Do you want Fanshawe to know 10Things About You? Just head onover to andclick on the 10 Things I KnowAbout You link at the top.

    10 Things I Know About You...

    Watson once a B.K. girl


    Kayla Watsons life changed while in Costa Rica.


    Sarah Van de Vooren, Fanshawes Environmental Program Coordinator cleans, up a mountain of Tim Hortonscups that students were encouraged add to throughout the day on Tuesday, April 3. The pile Van de Voorenaccumulated represented 1,400 coffee cups. The Tim Hortons locations on campus distribute approximately7,400 cups of coffee a day. This pile only represented about 20 per cent of a days worth of coffee cups! Thegoal of the display was to communicate how impactful each individuals actions are, as well as ways to divertthis waste from landfill using the designated hallway bins or the compost bins in the cafeterias. This waste canalso be reduced by using a reusable mug. The effort was part of Environmental Week on campus.


    Andrew SnythVacationing. Goingto Wasaga Beach andSunshine Park.

    Rick VanmourikIm doing an eigh-monthco-op through ConstructionManagement. Im lookingforward to it.

    Mike PapiniMaking a million dollarswriting Android apps!

    Amie McRobertIll be working all summer,at the KD Market near OwenSound.

    Cheryl BeckettIll be working all summer,unfortunately.







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  • 8/2/2019 Interrobang issue for Monday, April 9th, 2012


    NEWS 3Volume 44 Issue No. 28 April 9, 2012

    Is there a problem getting youthengaged in politics? Matt Ross, aCoordinator for the London YouthAdvisory Council (LYAC), thinkspeople make it harder than it has tobe.

    I think its done wrong, hesaid. Most youth voting cam-paigns (and) youth engagementcivic campaigns begin with thepresupposition that youth dontcare. Its always, How can youtrick someone into thinking vot-ings cool?

    Ross, along with Samantha Foxand Rob Freele, two other LYACCoordinators; Mark Goad, InternalAffairs Coordinator; and RichardSookraj and Saquib Mian, External

    Affairs Coordinators, have beenhard at work over the last eightmonths, attending between 50 and100 meetings to put the YouthCouncil together. This doesntinclude the dozens and dozens ofLondoners and students who keptme moving forward with inspira-tion, new ideas and connections,added Ross.

    The product of these months ofhard work is the LYAC, a commit-tee of 13 people between the agesof 15 and 25 who are all passionateabout making London a betterplace. They were voted in to theCouncil by the public in earlyMarch, and their term will lastfrom this September until June

    next year.Youth Council, in a sense, is

    very boring, laughed Ross.Youre making policy recommen-dations, youre interfacing withcity staff on budget analysis, thatkind of thing, but (the membersare) legitimately doing somethingand they have the ability to influ-ence the decisions. I feel like whenyou actually just offer that, when itis the ability to create somethingand influence something, all thesepeople rise to it and lots of peoplebecome interested in it.

    Three LYAC members DerekStevens, Jessica Conlon andRebecca Croden have direct tiesto Fanshawe.

    Ive always wanted to make adifference and try to help uplift andimprove everyones lives,explained Stevens, a Londonnative who is currently in his sec-ond year of the joint Media,Information and Technocultureprogram between Fanshawe andWestern. I feel like theres a hugeburden and negative energy andnegativity within our society andthat, at the root, we have a problemthat hasnt been solved yet.

    I feel like I am part of thatchange, he continued. I saw(joining the LYAC) as an opportu-nity to get one step closer to shar-ing some good ideas to joining upwith other like-minded individualsand working together to help

    improve the state of things. Hewas elected based on a platform ofsustainability and environmental-ism, removing fluoride fromLondons drinking water and get-ting people to eat healthy and getactive.

    Stevens said now is the time totake action and make drasticchanges to avoid big problems inthe future. Corporations are back-ing our governments, which arecontrolling the decisions wemake, he explained, adding thathe sees an extreme divide betweencorporations and the working class.

    Were all human, you have tocare. How do we get them to care?

    is one of my questions If wedont care for each other, then lit-erally were (in) an every-man-for-himself survivor (situation) andthat means, essentially, at most oneperson wins and likely everyoneloses.

    Conlon, who is in her first yearof Practical Nursing at Fanshaweand is a Student AdministrativeCouncil Representative for HealthSciences, is from Elmira, Ontario,and has a number of ideas abouthow to make London a betterplace. Ive been involved with alot of grassroots movements, so Ireally understand how to do that.Being in Practical Nursing, Iunderstand what health promotion

    is about. Its getting to the causeand stopping it from happening.Its prevention preventing itbefore it actually goes on.

    She added that she wants to fixLondons problems at their source.Ive gone to a lot of City Hallmeetings, heard about the issuesand seen how they dealt withthings and the speed of theirprocess when dealing with issues.She said she has seen firsthandhow the city council does notalways put citizens needs andwants first, citing current issueslike the debate to move City Hall,cutting money from social pro-grams and the proposed light showfor the World Figure Skating

    Championships slated to cost$450,000.Conlon had a number of ideas

    about how to improve the city,such as creating community green-houses to teach people about localagriculture and healthy eating, andcreating safe drinking water for theLondon population. Our watertreatment facility is so old, shesaid. It needs to be refurbished, itneeds to be fixed, its not where itneeds to be We need to get thechemicals out of our water.

    Overall, through initiatives likethe North East Community Market( and L.O.O.K.(Locally Organized OrganicKnowledge) Its A Party (, Conlon said she hopesto turn London into a thriving cul-tural hub. Thats why I wanted toget into City Hall and make themsee that and make them as passion-ate about it as we are. If they werepassionate about it, I think it wouldbe happening already. For somereason, theres too much apathy inthere. We want to try to get someempathetic people who really wantthings to happen in there.

    Croden graduated fromFanshawes Recreation andLeisure Services program in April2011. She grew up in Muskoka,Ontario and has lived in Londonfor three years. (I ran for LYAC)because Im already an activist, soI figured I may as well put my

    activism to the test and bring it toanother level, she said. Crodensplatform was based on creatinggreen spaces in London throughrooftop gardening, greenhousesand other sustainability measures,as well as ensuring safe, fluoride-free drinking water.

    Croden and Conlon both men-tioned that, though their duties asYouth Council members dontofficially begin until September,they have already started puttingtogether an action plan to creategreenhouses in London over thesummer. Conlon mentioned she

    had been talking to business and

    economy students: We can actual-ly start proving that this is going tobenefit us and we can actually givethem logistics, numbers, scales,yield amounts per square footage.She said she wants to focus on giv-ing people access to fresh, localproduce. We will be able to h