Posts By: Diane Gadoua

Diane Gadoua

Heartland – Homegrown Success Story

Sometimes, when it seems the glut of extreme reality shows and contrived sitcoms has lowered TV fare beyond rescue, there comes a show to remind the entertainment execs that simpler is often better. And not just better, but popular as well. That show is Heartland, and even though some may be surprised at the success… Read more »

On Film – New Moon

New Moon, the latest release in the Twilight franchise, has a lot to say about eternity?and not just when it comes to vampires. If You’re already a fan of the books and films, you probably know the characters, plotlines, and catchphrases intimately. And if You’re not, the film is still enlightening for what it says… Read more »

Pages – Money Assassins

Spend less than you earn. Avoid debt. Stop buying toys just to keep up with your friends. Common sense, right? Stuff we already know, right? But if it really is common sense, why are so many people struggling with record amounts of personal debt?and increasing that debt by spending to fit in? Those are some… Read more »

On Film – Sorority Row

Take one horror movie, stir in a group of sorority sisters, a deadly secret, and a crazed killer, and what do you get? In the hands of director Stewart Hendler, probably not quite what you were expecting. The fun starts not-so-innocently enough at a Theta Pi sorority party. Megan (Audrina Patridge) and her sorority sisters… Read more »

Pages – The End of the Dark and Stormy Night

If there’s one word to describe this debut novel by Rajni Mala Khelawan, It’s contrast. In Elkford, BC, Ravi Anand is a young man struggling to become a writer, and he’s wrestling mightily with the first lines of his novel: ?It was a dark and stormy night . . .? His wife, Jesse, isn’t much… Read more »

PLAR – Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Life Meets Learning As kids, it always seemed easy to answer that intriguing question: What do you want to be when you grow up? Eyes shining we reached for the stars, never doubting our career choice of fireman, ballerina, or superhero. As adults, though, the path to finding (and following) our dreams can prove a… Read more »

Winter Driving

Wintry weather brings a bounty of enjoyable things?fresh powder on ski hills, snuggling up with a warm drink?but it also brings black ice, whiteouts, and the one thing many commuters dread: winter driving. If you live in a snowy climate, you’ve likely seen it all; the fender benders, the spinouts, and the cars overturned in… Read more »

Plagiarism 101 – Plagiarism software: A primer

When it comes to finding places to buy essays, there isn’t much confusion. Essay-writing services do a booming business, and they’re not shy about selling themselves. ?Let professionals take care of your papers,? boasts one. Term papers, lab reports, admission essays, theses?name your deadline, they’ll name their price. Other sites offer advice?and standard text?so students… Read more »

Words on Words – Sophie Kinsella – Shopaholic & Baby

Publication date: February 27, 2007 Publisher: The Dial Press Rating: 8 When the retail-obsessed heroine of the Shopaholic series returns–working as a personal shopper in London and expecting her first child–It’s no surprise that she’ll be buying for two. And in Shopaholic & Baby, Becky Bloomwood (now Brandon) doesn’t disappoint, and neither does her creator,… Read more »

From the Gallery – Welcome to the Gallery

Welcome to the gallery–the spot to find out all about the latest doings of the AUSU council. I can hear the wheels spinning now. Hold on, you might be thinking. doesn’t AUSU already have a regular column in The Voice? They do, and It’s called AUSU This Month. That’s the place where council shares news,… Read more »