Articles

Editorial–All A-Board!

The UCP government of Alberta has made its first legal concrete moves (as opposed to those that a judge found concerning enough to reverse) toward post-secondary education.  I don’t think they’re good ones. They have started appointing/rewarding their cronies on the campaign trail, including failed UCP candidates, by putting them on various boards across the… Read more »

The Slow Movement Movement

“Slow down, you’re movin’ too fast You got to make the morning last Just kicking down the cobblestones Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy” – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel,  “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)” Not to be confused with the various types of “the slow _____ movement,” an umbrella term for a… Read more »

Help is Out There

Anxiety affects every facet of a student’s life, and stress is a significant roadblock to our success. There are deadlines and coursework in multiple courses, exams looming, home-life, and expenses and responsibilities to consider. Taken all in one day, we can burden ourselves into a massive anxiety attack. This attack can take hours to resolve,… Read more »

The Study Dude—Seven Study Tips and Tricks

From worries to solving calculus, all students have issues.  But, like owners of Pitbulls, we’ve got to manage those hounds.  So, here are seven study tips and tricks to keep your study issues from gnarling your GPA: Tip 1: Snap your study schedule.  If you study at AU and a physical university, before “the first… Read more »

Course Exam—PSYC 435

PSYC 435 (Abnormal Psychology) is a three-credit, upper-level psychology course that examines human behaviors and mental phenomena that diverge widely from the normal. This course has no prerequisites, however, PSYC 289 (Psychology as a Natural Science), PSYC 290 (General Psychology), and PSYC 356 (Introduction to Personality Theories and Issues) are strongly recommended. If you are… Read more »

Editorial—Dis-Orientation

Athabasca University has recently released their brand new university orientation site. You can check it out yourself at http://orientation.athabascau.ca/ if you want to see what AU feels is important for new and prospective students.  You may not want to, however, if you want to avoid doubts about AU’s competency on the web. I popped in… Read more »

Athabasca University Should Consider Competitive Gaming.

It’s often said that collegiate sports can build a strong community for schools and raise their home school’s esteem.  That increased recognition from a renowned athletics program can attract more students and provide opportunities for the school to generate more revenue. Sports teams are a common and traditional component to many Canadian universities that Athabasca… Read more »

The Mindful Bard Arts Report, August 2019

Only art penetrates what pride, passion, intelligence, and habit erect on all sides – the seeming realities of this world. There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight of. This other reality is always sending us hints, which without art, we can’t receive. – Saul Bellow The Mindful Bard never stops scouting… Read more »