Articles

Is Sugar Really Bad For Us?

We all know that eating too much trans-fat or sugar is bad for our health, right? But why is that, and why do we keep eating it?  With school and other stress in our lives, is it possible to avoid it? Well, sugar is bad for us in several ways.  First, it overloads your liver… Read more »

Editorial—An Anchor on their Necks

What fun times in education these days. The Ohio state government has just amended their legislation with a piece called the Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act of 2019 that says, in part, “No school district board of education, … shall prohibit a student from engaging in religious expression in the completion of homework, artwork, or… Read more »

The Zen of Sullivan’s Travels

“There’s a lot to be said for making people laugh.  Did you know that’s all some people have? It isn’t much, but it’s better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan.”                                                                                         -John L.  Sullivan in Sullivan’s Travels “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” did seem like an odd title for a film.  Rumored to have been lifted… Read more »

Editorial—Back At It!

Switching things up a bit this week, we don’t have a student interview as our feature.  I know, right?  However, we are still featuring an interview, just this time, it’s of Canadian country-pop artist, Bree Taylor.  I’m not a country music fan in general, nor a popular music fan either.  But it’s still an interesting… Read more »

Second Paid Writing Gig

Careers don’t always develop in a straight line in our modern economy of fast changing jobs.  The skills we pick up don’t always pay off right away or in a straightforward manner.  At least that’s how it was with me.  It wasn’t until earlier this year that I got an opportunity to really make use… Read more »

Editorial—A Halloween Budget

Yesterday, Premier Kenney released the UCP’s first Alberta budget, and while I haven’t had the time yet to do a deep dive into it, I can tell you from first impressions that this is going to hurt.  For those wondering, AU has announced that they’re looking at their base operating funding to be cut by… Read more »

The AU Alumni Awards

On Monday, October 21, while many people settled down in front of their televisions or with groups of fellow minded citizens to watch the results of the federal election roll in, a small group of AU staff and faculty, and an even smaller number of students, gathered in Fort Calgary to celebrate the AU Alumni… Read more »