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In Conversation—with Thor Simonsen

Thor Simonsen is a creative entrepreneur and the mastermind behind Ajungi (AH-YUNG-EE), a collective made up of 19 Nunavut singer-songwriters whose debut album is being released today (November 22).  The idea for the recording project came to Simonsen via his role as Creative Director of Hitmakerz, a record company in Iqaluit that supports the development… Read more »

Editorial—Taxing Questions

One of the changes that the Alberta government has made with the new budget is to remove the tax credit that used to be given to students for full-time or part-time studies, along with the corresponding tax credit given for textbooks. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of tax credits as a form of student… Read more »

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 »