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The Mindful Bard’s 14 Top Mindfulness Songs

If you really want to get into the meditation zone, you need, if not complete silence, then meditation music — ambient, world, classical, jazz, or anything that draws you into your own contemplative space, usually music that’s free of voices or any audio distractions that force you to think or that draw you away from… Read more »

The Fit Student—Resume Fitness Basics

To be fit for the costs of living—and the shock of student debt—we need to woo job interviewes.  I bombed at interviews.  It took me a year to find a job.  Sadly, I would get interviews every week—sometimes three—but no-one would hire me. So, I bought new clothes, hit the gym, splashed on makeup, dyed… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Limbic Fantasies Amid Study Reality

Pop culture gleams with opportunities for sociological analytics.  Take the country song “What Was I Thinking” by Dierks Bentley: “I was thinking ‘bout a little white tank top sitting right there in the middle by me I was thinking about a long kiss man just gotta get goin’ with a night like me Well I… Read more »

Course Exam—Math 366

MATH 366 (Complex Variables I) is a three-credit, upper-level mathematics course that is an introductory complex variable course covering complex numbers, complex variable functions, continuity, limits, derivatives, transcendental functions, integration on the complex plane, infinite series with complex variables, and the residue theorem with some of its applications.  MATH 366 requires students to take MATH… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Stuff Moms are Made Of

Dear Barb: My mother is in her mid seventies and is starting to slow down.  My father passed away five years ago and mom has stayed in our family home.  Recently, she decided to move into an apartment and has been getting rid of stuff.  The problem is mom expects me and my two sisters… Read more »

The Fit Student—The Secret to Winning at College Sports

Physical universities offer students sports teams and intramurals.  But what if you study at AU and want to get serious about sports? I personally think sports offer the best extracurricular a student could choose.  Sports make you healthier, fitter, mentally sharper, and better looking.  And you might even go pro. Talk about pros, author Sarah… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Four Types of Bubble Tea

One drink that has taken the world by storm is the iconic bubble tea.  Often the first thing that comes to mind is a clear cup filled with milk tea with tapioca “bubbles” at the bottom of the cup.  The tapioca and other toppings added give bubble tea a certain flare quite unlike any other… Read more »

Dear Barb—Airing it Out

Dear Barb: I have just moved into a new neighbourhood and I think I may have picked a questionable area.  I have noticed two of my neighbors walking around their house naked.  Another person does their gardening naked, mind you, they do have a five foot fence around their yard.  But from a certain angle… Read more »