Beyond Literary Landscapes—Postcolonialism, Part II

From my early beginnings as a young introvert, the public library has always been a bit of a refuge.  Years later, not much has changed, albeit with an additional affinity for endless hours spent scouring second-hand bookstores to add to my ever-growing “to-read” pile. For one bookworm to another, this column will be underscoring and… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Turkey Fried Rice

I’ve started watching the occasional Facebook video about cooking.  One show I got into is called Uncle Roger.  The host, Uncle Roger, talks about how so many people make chicken fried rice incorrectly.  Some of the videos are amusing, some of them make almost no sense.  But regardless, you pick up a few interesting tips… Read more »

Academic Methodologies and Their Strengths and Limitations

Graduate studies often, but not always, requires you write a dissertation a.k.a.  thesis.  Writing a dissertation is fun, and I’d highly recommend it over doing straight course work.  I know one guy who wrote a dissertation that cited some of the biggest names in finance globally.  That’s a thesis to get super stoked over while… Read more »

Music Review—1221

Artist: Ryan Hamilton Album: 1221 Singer-songwriter Ryan Hamilton will be releasing his new album, 1221, on November 26th, 2021.  The album will be available for streaming anywhere you get your music.  Additionally, Hamilton will be playing his third annual Holiday Hoedown show on December 9th, 2021, live streaming from the Historic Church in Stephenville, Texas…. Read more »

Dear Barb—Divorced Developments

Dear Barb: I am a single parent of three children in Ontario, and I have been divorced for five years.  My ex and I got along great until he met his present wife.  She has a child of her own and seems to want to shut my kids out of their dad’s life.  The kids… Read more »

The Angels of Christmas

It’s interesting how the more we do the right thing, the more natural it becomes to do more of the right thing.  It snowballs.  The wrong thing always exists when we make a choice or action that creates conflict, even if we think there is a positive lesson involved or even if we think we… Read more »

Editorial—Political Volatility

If you follow Alberta politics at all, you’re already aware that there’s been a call within the United Conservative Party  (UCP) for a leadership convention to happen early. Premier Jason Kenney, who lead the UCP to taking over 50% of the votes in the 2019 election (and won his own riding with over 65% of… Read more »

The Not-So-Starving Student—Five Gifts for People who Love Food

Are you a foodie?  Or better yet, are you, your friends, and family members food-lovers who thrive on trying different cuisines?  If so, Christmas gifts that are centered around making their food experience in the kitchen better will be a joy to have this Christmas season.  With COVID-19 pandemic rules becoming less restrictive and more… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Virtual Student Lounge Mon, Nov 22, 2:00 to 3:00 pm MST Online via Zoom Hosted by AUSU RSVP to for meeting link Joshua Whitehead October Pride Keynote Presentation (re-scheduled from an earlier date) Thur, Nov 25, 2:00 to 3:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AUSU Access through above link or AUSU Facebook… Read more »