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The Interrobang is the official campus newspaper, published weekly by the Fanshawe Student Union for the Fanshawe Community.
4 days ago
Episode 58 - Students making a difference: Elliot Hegel
When the province announced its new approach to COVID-19 testing, Western University student Elliot Hegel worked with Carleton University computer science student Henry Morris to launch rapidreport.ca for people in Ontario to self-report Rapid Antigen Tests. Host Amy Simon talks to Elliot about everything from the inspiration for the website, to the public response from the data collected. All while encouraging students to go after their aspirations and desires now.
Jan 14, 2022
Episode 57: Reporter Rants
Reporter Rants is back to break in the new year! Host Amy Simon sits down with the first two guests of the show, reporters Kate Otterbein and Jess Gould. From comparing their lives to TikToks, becoming rappers, and reporting on a man with a pig's heart, this episode is as chaotic as it sounds. But one you're not going to want to miss.
Jan 7, 2022
Episode 56: The Winter Orientation Episode with Ricardo Souza
Welcome back! This week on the Interrobang podcast, host Amy Simon is joined with Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) President Ricardo Souza to talk about some of the changes happening to our campus life. With COVID-19 numbers rising around the province, Souza says it's been a chaotic week here at the FSU. But even though new restrictions are in place, Souza says there are still a lot of events to look forward to in the 2022 Winter Term!
Dec 17, 2021
Episode 55: The Holiday Episode
He's up there as a major staple of the Christmas season. With his big red suit and jolly smile, the one and only Santa Claus joins host Amy Simon for the last episode of the Interrobang podcast for 2021. With a long list of questions sent in from elementary students around the London area, Santa is ready to check this list not once, but twice.
Dec 10, 2021
Episode 54: Year In Review
As the 2021 Fall Term comes to an end, it's time to look back on what's happened this year. Host Amy Simon sits down with Interrobang Editor Hannah Theodore to reflect on their favourite issues. From the Sex issue to expert advice on gingerbread house construction, they break down what the process is like here at the Interrobang.
Dec 3, 2021
Episode 53: Reliving the CCMAs
You don't have to be "Raised on Country" to know that the 2021 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards just wrapped up here in London. This week on the Interrobang podcast, host Amy Simon is joined once again with Interrobang reporter Kate Otterbein. The two have been tackling all of the events leading up to the CCMAs and are here to share their favourite moments from this past week.
Nov 26, 2021
Episode 52: Reporter Rants
Reporter Rants is back on the Interrobang podcast! Host Amy Simon is joined once again by Interrobang reporter Kate Otterbein as the two go over the news they've covered this week. From attending a live concert to reporting on a $31 million dog house, you're not going to want to miss this week's episode.
Nov 19, 2021
Episode 51: The Finance Episode with FSU Finance Coordinator Karen Martinez
The term "detox" can be used in different aspects of our lives, including our personal finances. This week on the Interrobang podcast, host Amy Simon sits down with FSU Finance Coordinator Karen Martinez to talk about the term "financial detoxing." Referencing her article now posted in the Interrobang, if you need help saving money, you don't want to miss this week's episode!
Nov 12, 2021
Episode 50: Fanshawe‘s Poppy Project
This week on the Interrobang podcast, host Amy Simon sits down with Wendy Sperry, the professor in Fanshawe's school of design program responsible for designing the environmentally sustainable Poppy Project. Joined by other special guests, the theme for this episode is all about the future meeting the past.
Nov 5, 2021
Episode 49: Nicole Case (Mission Services of London)
This week on the Interrobang podcast, host Amy Simon sits down with Nicole Case from Mission Services of London. With campaigns like Scan Away Hunger, Lewkowitz Financial Challenge, and the Hope Banquet all happening in and around London, Nicole tells us how London is a city that cares.
Oct 29, 2021
Episode 48: Girl Talk with Amy Simon
It's Girl Talk on the Interrobang podcast! This week, for our Halloween special, host Amy Simon is joined again with reporters Kate Otterbein and Jess Gould as the three reflect on some of their favourite to the most basic and overrated Halloween costumes. It's an episode you don't want to miss!
Oct 22, 2021
Episode 47: Proof Line: Exploring Local History - The story of Jumbo The Elephant
This week on the Interrobang podcast, host Amy Simon introduces a new series called Proof Line, where she will be exploring surprising, local histories in London, Fanshawe, and the surrounding area. The first episode will start off with the rather large story of Jumbo the Elephant, a famous circus animal that truly lived up to his name in size and enjoyed a few glasses of whiskey every now and then. With special guests, St. Thomas city councillor Steve Peters and Railway City Tourism representative Megan Pickersgill, it's an episode you don't wanna miss and like an elephant, you're sure to never forget!
Oct 15, 2021
Episode 46: Reporters Rants
Reporter Rants is back for this week's episode of the Interrobang podcast! Amy Simon sits down with Western Gazette coordinating editor Hope Mahood as the two describe what it's like being a reporter in this fast-paced world. It's an episode you don't want to miss!
Oct 8, 2021
Episode 45: The Mental Health Episode
This week on the Interrobang Podcast we focus on maintaining a positive mental health. Host Amy Simon sits down with fellow reporter and Fanshawe campus peer support mentor Savi Bisaillon to find ways of managing the common stressors of college life. The two also spark an important conversation about the stigmatization around seeking help when it comes to addressing our mental health as Bisaillon shares her own personal experiences.
Oct 1, 2021
Episode 44: Reporter Rants
This week on the Interrobang podcast, host Amy Simon introduces a new series called Reporter Rants. Joined by fellow Interrobang reporters Jess Gould and Kate Otterbien, the three sit down and talk about what it's like covering tragic events and how they find the time and ability to cope with the chaos.
Sep 17, 2021
Episode 43: The Sex Episode with Leah Marshall
This week on the Interrobang Podcast is all about sex. As a companion podcast to our special sex issue, Hannah Theodore and Leah Marshall chat about upcoming events during Fanshawe's Sexual Awareness Week. However, the recent reports of sexual violence at Western University spark an important conversation about why people like Marshall's efforts to destigmatize sex in our society are so important.
Sep 3, 2021
Episode 42: Orientation episode with FSU President Ricardo Souza
The Interrobang podcast is back for a special Orientation episode. Host Hannah Theodore catches up with FSU President, Ricardo Souza. Ricardo shares what he's most looking forward to this year, and how recent instances of racism and Islamophobia are informing his leadership.
Aug 20, 2021
Episode 41: Miss World Canada hopeful Maria Matheus
This week on the Interrobang podcast, host Hannah Theodore is joined by Maria Matheus, a second-year nursing student going for the crown in Miss World Canada 2021. The two chat about Matheus' biggest inspirations, the relevance of pageants and how she's feeling as she heads into the finals.
Aug 13, 2021
Episode 40: Interrobang Roundtable
The Interrobang Roundtable is back, back, back again! Hannah Theodore catches up with reporters Aisha Javaid and Savannah Bisaillon about the news of the week. From COVID vaccines to Britney Spears, this is one conversation you won't want to miss.
Aug 6, 2021
Episode 39: Erica Batten, Fanshawe fashion design student
On this week's episode of the Interrobang podcast, host Hannah Theodore chats with TITIKA Challenge finalist and fashion design student, Erica Batten. The two get candid about the difficulties of raising a child in today's political climate, and how Batten's globally recognized design was inspired by her daughter.
Jul 30, 2021
Episode 38: Nutritionist Karri Wilson
Over the past year, nutritionist Karri Wilson has seen her student clientele increase exponentially. Host Hannah Theodore chats with Wilson about body anxiety coming out of quarantine, and how students can combat it.
Jul 23, 2021
Episode 37: Interrobang Roundtable with Hannah Theodore and Aisha Javaid
The Interrobang Roundtable is back! Interrobang editor Hannah Theodore and reporter Aisha Javaid discuss some of Interrobang's top stories of the week, from climate anxiety to vaccine hesitancy.
Jul 9, 2021
Episode 36: Climatologist Gordon McBean
This week we're talking climate change on the Interrobang Podcast. As temperatures soared in B.C. last week, and wild storms moved over southern Ontario, scientists are once again signalling the need to build climate resilient communities. Our guest, Professor Gordon McBean, has worked for decades to develop policies based on climate science. He chats with Hannah Theodore about the need for climate action now.
Jun 30, 2021
Episode 35: Interrobang Roundtable
This week's podcast is all in the family. Host Hannah Theodore catches up with Interrobang reporters, Savannah Bisaillon and Aisha Javaid. They discuss the summer so far, their hopes for the future, and what it's been like to cover difficult stories.
Jun 25, 2021
Pride Podcast Series Episode 4 with Phoenix Black
The final episode in our Pride Podcast Series is here! We're closing out the series with a conversation about the art of drag. Host Hannah Theodore chats with local drag queen Phoenix Black about the Rupaul effect, how she found her drag persona and what advice she would offer to young people looking to pursue drag. Listen on our website, Google Play, Apple Music and Spotify.
Jun 18, 2021
Pride Podcast Series Episode 3 with Amanda Pearson
In episode three of our Pride Podcast series, host Hannah Theodore chats with the former vice-president of Pride London, Amanda Pearson. Amanda was the first transgender person to ever serve in the role. In this episode, she shares her experience of transitioning later in life, and what she struggled most with as a board member with Pride.
Jun 11, 2021
Pride Podcast Series Episode 2 with Spectrum Fanshawe President Nicholas Veal
In the second episode of our Pride Podcast Series, host Hannah Theodore sits down with the president of Spectrum Fanshawe, Nicholas Veal. Find out how the club has been navigating the pandemic, and what Nicholas has planned during his time as president.
Jun 4, 2021
Pride Podcast Series Episode 1 with Stephen D’Amelio
Episode one in our Pride Podcast Series features a conversation with the current president of Pride London, Stephen D’Amelio. Host Hannah Theodore and Stephen discuss police at Pride, race, and all the fun you can expect at Pride Fest this year.
May 21, 2021
Episode 34: Hannah Theodore and Liam Afonso
How do students benefit from collegiate publications? What can we do to keep students informed on what really matters? Hannah Theodore chats with Western Gazette Editor, Liam Afonso about the importance of student journalism, and the future of the partnership between the Gazette and the Interrobang.
May 14, 2021
Episode 33: Angela McInnes and Hannah Theodore
In this episode, former Interrobang Editor, Angela McInnes passes on the reins to Hannah Theodore. They discuss the past three years, the future of Interrobang and journalism in the Forest City.
Apr 5, 2021
Episode 32: Interrobang Newsroom with Ilhan Aden and Angela McInnes
Listen as Interrobang editor Angela McInnes and multimedia reporter Ilhan Aden discuss the week's news in this year’s final episode of the Interrobang Newsroom. In today's episode they discuss the new lockdown restrictions, a seemingly innocuous protest on the local rail line, Huron’s possible exit from Western University and more!
1 hr 16 min
Mar 29, 2021
Episode 31: Interrobang Newsroom with Ilhan Aden and Angela McInnes
Listen as editor Angela McInnes and multimedia reporter Ilhan Aden attempt to make more sense of the nonsense. In today's episode, they discuss the high rate of commercial vacancies in downtown London, Canada’s response to COVID, and Western University's symbiotic relationship with London.
1 hr 1 min
Mar 15, 2021
Interrobang Episode 30: Creative Conversation with Alex Emrich & Asante Deluy
In this special edition of the Interrobang Podcast, listen as Fanshawe alumni, Alex Emrich, and artist/student Asante Deluy, discuss the ebbs and flows of the music industry with reporter Ilhan Aden.
Mar 1, 2021
Interrobang Episode 29: The Wrap Up with Ilhan and Sarah
In this episode of The Wrap Up, Sarah Wallace of the Western Gazette and Ilhan Aden of Interrobang express their qualms about student politics.
Feb 22, 2021
Episode 28: Ilhan Aden and Angela McInnes
Join Angela and Ilhan as they tackle the idea of celebrity in 2021. Listen as they discuss the Free Britney movement, the downfall of the countercultural king Marilyn Manson, Ilhan's distaste for Justin Timberlake and much more!
Feb 9, 2021
Interrobang Podcast Episode 27: Angela McInnes and Ilhan Aden
Is ignorance bliss? Ilhan and Angela in the Interrobang Newsroom as they hash out their thoughts while discussing Marjorie Taylor Greene, Facebook vs Apple and the Myanmar coup.
1 hr 5 min
Feb 2, 2021
Interrobang Podcast Episode 26: Ilhan Aden and Angela McInnes
In this week's Interrobang Newsroom Podcast, editor Angela McInnes joins multimedia reporter Ilhan Aden to discuss the Proud Boys, vacationing politicians, and what it means to be a movement journalist
Jan 21, 2021
Interrobang Episode 25: Sarah Wallace and Ilhan Aden
Join Sarah and Ilhan as they stumble through a mishmash of hot topics including the new lockdown measures, your appearance over Zoom, and the potential censorship of rap music. Side note: The host's name from Ilhan's conspiracy podcast Brainwashed is Michelle Shephard! (This episode was recorded January 14)
1 hr 2 min
Jan 12, 2021
Interrobang Episode 24: Ilhan Aden, Omar Al-Tahan and Sarah Wallace.
Happy New Year Falcons! Join Ilhan, Sarah and Omar as they gear up for a new school term. A "part two" of this episode is coming soon!
Dec 17, 2020
Interrobang Episode 23: Sarah Wallace and Ilhan Aden
Listen as Sarah Wallace and Ilhan Aden work through what's left of their brains at the end of a long term. In this Interrobang podcast episode, they discuss mandatory vaccinations on top of their usual school woes.
Dec 4, 2020
Interrobang Podcast Episode 22: Ilhan Aden and Hannah Theodore
If you miss conversation, this is the episode for you. Join Interrobang reporters Ilhan Aden and Hannah Theodore as they talk their way through a variety of topics ranging from professional usage of social media to how they deal with criticism.
Nov 30, 2020
Interrobang Episode 21: Fanshawe Student Union Finance Coordinator Anuar Issa
Should Canada have a Universal Basic Income? Interrobang reporter Hannah Theodore sits down with Fanshawe Student Union Finance Coordinator Anuar Issa to discuss his thoughts on the topic.
Nov 20, 2020
Interrobang Podcast Episode 20: Adapting to online learning
Adapting classes to an online format hasn’t been easy for both students and instructors. In this episode, Interrobang’s multimedia reporter Ilhan Aden has a Creative Conversation with two peers from the broadcasting-television and film production program to hash out how they believe Fanshawe can do better.
Nov 13, 2020
Interrobang Podcast Episode 19: Ilhan Aden and Sarah Wallace
Interrobang's Ilhan Aden and Western Gazette's Sarah Wallace reflect on last week's anti-mask rally in Aylmer, Ont., as well as the results of the U.S. election. Seven more weeks of 2020 to go, folks.
Nov 6, 2020
Loren Carriere, Fanshawe College Fashion Design professor
llhan Aden speaks with Loren Carriere, a professor in Fanshawe’s fashion design program and director of collaborative student film Unbound Revival. Exploring over-consumption in the fashion industry, Unbound Revival was awarded for Best Student Film at the 2020 Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (CANIFF). The film is available to stream at caniff.com. Click on ‘watch awards ceremony’ and scroll through to timestamp 25:28.
Oct 30, 2020
Interrobang Podcast: Ilhan Aden and Skylar McCarthy
How has COVID-19 changed the world for students? What kind of a world will they graduate into? In this week’s Interrobang podcast, reporter Ilhan Aden sits down with Interrobang sports and news reporter Skylar McCarthy to discuss what the future may hold.
Oct 23, 2020
Interrobang Podcast Episode 16: Ilhan Aden and Sarah Wallace
What kind of a world do we live in? What’s going to happen next? Can naked celebrities save democracy? Find out the answers to these burning questions and more in the latest podcast with Interrobang’s Ilhan Aden and The Gazette’s Sarah Wallace. Want to share your postsecondary pandemic story with our Fanshawe/Western hosts? Shoot them a message on Twitter via @interrobang_fsu or @sarahkwallace7.
Oct 16, 2020
Interrobang Podcast: Leah Marshall, Fanshawe's Sexual Violence Prevention Advisor
In this week's podcast, Interrobang’s multimedia reporter Ilhan Aden checks in with Leah Marshall, Fanshawe’s Sexual Violence Prevention Advisor. The two discuss how Marshall's job has been impacted by COVID-19, and why sexual violence remains an important issue to highlight across Canada’s colleges and universities.
Oct 9, 2020
Interrobang Podcast: Ilhan Aden (Interrobang) and Sarah Wallace (Gazette)
Ilhan Aden (multimedia reporter for Interrobang) and Sarah Wallace (culture editor of the Gazette) are students from Fanshawe College and Western University who just want to have a good conversation with a fellow human being between virtual classes. Listen to them discuss all things from Western’s response to student partying to coping with caution fatigue, and more, in Interrobang’s first podcast episode of the fall 2020 term.
Aug 4, 2020
Interrobang Podcast: Vanessa Patterson, Western University alumna
When Western University alumna Vanessa Patterson saw an Instagram account call out racism in Harvard Law, and then another one doing the same for Queen’s University Business School, she realized the issue of racism on campus applied to her own alma mater. She created the account @UWOMinorityStory to give students past and present an opportunity to tell their own stories of being visible minorities at Western. Interrobang editor Angela McInnes spoke to Vanessa about the submissions that have come in so far, as well as her own experiences while attending the London, Ontario university.
Jul 27, 2020
Interrobang Podcast: Fanshawe Broadcast Journalism students
It’s been a few months since we touched base with some of Interrobang’s student reporters. In this episode of the Interrobang podcast, editor Angela McInnes catches up with Skylar McCarthy and Hannah Theodore, who before the time of COVID wrote for the paper while studying broadcast journalism at Fanshawe.
Jul 14, 2020
Interrobang Podcast: Sierra Jamieson, second year Fanshawe Police Foundations student
Sierra Jamieson is an optimistic young Indigenous woman about to enter her second year of police foundations at Fanshawe. Interrobang editor Angela McInnes spoke to Jamieson about her career ambition, and why she wants to overcome the obstacles surrounding it.
Jul 3, 2020
Interrobang Podcast: Nikki Ross
How can we safely enjoy ourselves in the Summer of Covid-19? This week's podcast episode features an interview with Nikki Ross, Fanshawe's Acting Manager of Personal Counselling, to find out how.
Jun 18, 2020
Interrobang Podcast: Joel Abram
Grand Chief Joel Abram spoke with Interrobang about why now is the time for Canadians to acknowledge their country's own history of racism. Abram is from the Oneida Nation of the Thames Settlement. He is currently Grand Chief of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians.
Jun 9, 2020
Interrobang Podcast: Leroy Hibbert
Interrobang reporter Angela McInnes interviews educational speaker Leroy Hibbert to discuss racism in Canada.
May 4, 2020
Interrobang Podcast: Darlene O'Neil
Darlene O'Neill, Director Of Employment and Student Entreprenurial Services at Fanshawe College discusses services available to Fanshawe students and graduates, whether they are interested in finding a job or starting their own business.
Apr 17, 2020
Interrobang Podcast: Tom Davis
Tom Davis, professor at the Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology at Fanshawe College discusses the environmental impacts of COVID-19.
Apr 13, 2020
Interrobang Podcast: Mary Pierce
Mary Pierce, the Dean of Business, Information Technology and Part-time Studies at Fanshawe College discusses the transition to online learning for faculty and students and how Fanshawe is leading the way in that tech and helping out other institutions. Pierce also touches on the potential long term impacts of innovations we're seeing now.
Apr 8, 2020
Interrobang Podcast: Jordan Macdonald
Jordan Macdonald, a Fanshawe College alumnus and member of the band Texas King discusses the formation of his band with fellow Music Industry Arts alumni, how the current COVID-19 pandemic has affected the group's plans and some of the online shows he will be taking part in, like the one on April 9 at 3 p.m. on the Fanshawe Student Union's Instagram story.
Apr 7, 2020
Interrobang Podcast: Keren Nanneti
FSU President Keren Nanneti discusses some of the initiatives that the Fanshawe Student Union are running during the campus closures as a result of COVID-19 and also what her daily life as a student is like during this time.
Mar 2, 2020
Interrobang Podcast Season 1 Episode 2: Introducing Katyayini Thakur
In this episode, Interrobang sits down with Katyayini Thakur to hear why she is running to be the next president of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU). Hailing from India, the physician and current health systems management student aspires to one day open her own medical practice in Canada. But first, Thakur says she wants to make a difference on Fanshawe’s campus.
Jan 20, 2020
Interrobang Podcast Season 1 Episode 1: Welcome to Blue Monday
Blue Monday is supposedly the “most depressing day of the year” according to psychologist Dr. Cliff Arnall, who calculated the day using factors such as time since Christmas, weather and motivation. While the science behind the formula has been debunked, Blue Monday is used by travel agencies as a prompt to sell travellers on vacations, and more recently as an opportunity for advocates to raise awareness of mental health issues and seasonal blues.