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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 »

Why Fear?

“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.”            ~Tacitus You have to love this oft-repeated horror flick scene: Our hapless hero or heroine is lying in bed when they hear a noise and feel driven to go out looking for the unknown menace, even if that means entering a dank basement or… Read more »

Ray

Ray was my brother-in-law for over fifty years.  He passed away on my birthday this year. When I heard he was in the hospital and things were not looking good I kept thinking, “not on my birthday, I don’t want to have to live with this memory.” Ray was a special person.  I know everyone… Read more »

Editorial—Surprising Uprisings

One of the nice things about being able to write this editorial is that I’m free to tell you what I think. Free from constraints of objective facts and painstaking research, I can just lay out my opinions on whatever issue of the day is bugging me, even do things like tell you how to… Read more »

Managing Stress

With school starting or new things in our lives popping up, it’s easy for us to get stressed out.  Yes, Stress is natural and can be beneficial at certain times—it can even help motivate people—but it can also be detrimental if left to become chronic.  Anxiety and stress can have a negative effect long-term on… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—The Noble Act of Escape

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill When I was twelve years old, I dreamed of being abducted by aliens.  On a few warm nights that summer, I would lay in my sleeping bag in the backyard, pointing my flashlight up at the stars and planets, in the hope that “they” would… Read more »

Why Are We So Down on Such Wonderful Things?

“Instead of hate, celebrate.”                    ~Prince Here’s a short list of things that get a lot of flack for no good reason— and why we might try looking at them from their good sides. Drinking and gambling The problem with these two pastimes is that they tend to become addictive and take over our lives, to… Read more »