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Fly on the Wall—Entitlement Through the Ages

‘Entitlement: Old as the Hills’ etc Nobody wants to be called entitled, even if it’s true.  As university students we’re at risk of becoming branded with this pejorative term regardless of our age; protesting our innocence may seem of no avail.  After all, only an entitled person would complain that the label was unfair!  And… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Musing of an Idiosyncratic Romantic

I think it’s fair to say I have few needs and simple tastes.  Just kidding.  In reality, my needs are embarrassingly abundant, and can be convoluted to the point of byzantine.  They’re also hard to tell apart from my “wants.” The way I see it, it’s a tough and shitty old world sometimes, and we… Read more »

The Fit Student—An End to Obesity

I had a morbidly obese friend.  I was obese at that time too.  Once, when we ate lunch together, I gasped when I saw him eat a whole muffin in one swallow.  I asked, “Don’t you worry about choking?”  We then bonded over tales about our uncontrollable weight. After that day, I didn’t see my… Read more »

In Conversation—with Mangeur des Rêves

Alex Cégé: voice, acoustic guitar Jici LG: electric guitar, voice, acoustic guitar JPhil Major: bass, voice, acoustic guitar Raphaël Liberge-Simard: percussion Florent Schmitt: electric piano Mangeur de Rêves (“Dream Eater”) is a Montreal-based folk-rock band that formed in 2016. The band has just released their debut album, Histoires a l’envers (backwards stories), a masterpiece of… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Four Tips to Eating Clean with No Time

As an AU student, we may have priorities ranging from working part-time to completing our degrees while supporting a dependent. And one of the largest housekeeping chores is grocery shopping to maintain a healthy and varied diet. However, certain times of the year, including midterm and final exam season, many students may not have the… Read more »

Course Exam—Engl 303

ENGL 303 (A History of Drama Part 1: Early Stages) is a three-credit course that traces the history of Western theatre from its Greek origins to the beginning of the eighteenth century in England and France, with specific references to the plays in a core anthology, The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama.  This course has two… Read more »

The Fit Student—Boost Your Energy!

Some young adults can no longer smile, eat, laugh—or study.  Mitochondria in your cells gives your body energy to do these tasks: “The main function of mitochondria is energy production.  And this energy gets used for almost everything we do, which is why when your mitochondria are damaged, you have less energy to combat disease,… Read more »