A Bug In Your Ear

Last week the first official AUSU News was mailed to AU students everywhere! AUSU is working hard to keep students up to date with issues about the website, the upcoming AGM, groups, clubs and committees, and other pertinent information regarding things like student I.D. cards and awards. Make sure you fill out your contest ballot… Read more »

A Professor By Any Other Name:

Many factors led to my decision to attend a distance university rather than the traditional Calgary choice – the U of C. Overall I’m very pleased with the level of education that I’m receiving from AU, but one thing has always bugged me about our school: Tutors. No, I’m not referring to the instructors themselves…. Read more »

The Film Review!

Admission: As this is my second film review:I’m becoming Leonard Maltin! But if I grow a beard:I quit!! The film Memento is currently running on Shaw Cable movie channels and stars Guy Pearce, whom some of you may remember from The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. Wildly, he is sans Australian accent and… Read more »

The Harried Student Goes to the Doctor

It all started with the toilet. There was this discussion about who should clean it. Obviously, it would be impossible for the person holding the anatomy textbook in the portions of her upper limbs distal to the radiocarpal joints, but no problem at all for the person currently taking the toilet duck out of the… Read more »

Self and Other:

Religion and ethics often walk hand-in-hand. In other words, if we are of a specific religious persuasion, then we are typically prescribed a moral code which is intended to promote correct conduct. Even if we are atheists, we usually find that the laws of our society have been derived (at least in part) from some… Read more »

Commemorative to September 11, 2001

The first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon is rapidly approaching, and with it the emotions of horror and anger that raged through my body are rekindled. The events of September 11, 2001 shockingly reminded us of our own mortality as individuals and as a nation, and we bonded… Read more »

Writer’s Block

Writing papers: no matter what your major, the year of your studies, or whether you are an undergrad or a graduate student, the majority of the work you must submit for your courses must be in essay format. Unfortunately, most students are not English majors, but they are still required to turn in well-formatted, grammatically… Read more »


Ramming the ghetto blaster under my arm, and slapping the carved elephant onto Larry’s lap, we scooted out the door. Handi-bus was here. I was nervous I admit:it’s a new chapter in my life and I’m not even sure what book I’m reading!! Joan told me months ago that she was trying to sell her… Read more »