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Music Review—an eeriness to everything

Artist: OBSERVE THE 93RD Album: an eeriness to everything Alt-Rock duo OBSERVE THE 93RD have released their new album, an eeriness to everything. The album is available for streaming anywhere you get your music. Hailing from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, the band is comprised of vocalist and guitarist, Derek Henry, and drummer, Dylan Zepp. According to the… Read more »

Dear Barb—Spouse Spending

Dear Barb: Hi, I am writing about my wife.  I think she has a problem with spending money.  We are a middle-class family with two young children.  My wife works part time and I work full time.  While I make a decent living, we don’t have much extra money. Over the last few years, my… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Educational Theology

Meaning in life need not be religious, but when life feels worthwhile that feeling can carry an almost mystical quality.  As our AU journey unfolds, we evolve into a new version of our self.  No matter how many facts, theories, and concepts we absorb the holistic benefit of our education surpasses the details.  Inspiration guides… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Greater Toronto Area

From my early beginnings as a young introvert, the public library has always been a bit of a refuge.  Years later, not much has changed, albeit with an additional affinity for endless hours spent scouring second-hand bookstores to add to my ever-growing “to-read” pile. From one bookworm to another, this column will be underscoring and… Read more »

Local Shout-Out—Edmonton And Area, Part II

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) estimates potential permanent closures of up to 222,000 small and medium-sized businesses, depending on how the situation evolves.  That’s 21 percent of all Canadian businesses.  The corresponding job losses would range between 962,000 and 2,951,000 Canadian workers. While most of us are struggling financially right now,… Read more »

Music Review—Cruel to Be

Artist: DARKO Album: SPARKLE Single: Cruel To Be UK-based punk rockers, DARKO, have announced the release of their new EP, SPARKLE. The album will be available anywhere you get your music on October 21, 2022. In the meantime, the band has released a single from the album titled, “Cruel To Be”. The single is available… Read more »

Dear Barb—Finding Bottom

Dear Barb: I am the mother of a thirty-five-year-old son who is a drug addict.  He has been on drugs since he was a teenager.  I have always hoped that he would be able to get off drugs, but through the years it has only become worse.  He will get clean for a few months… Read more »

Course Exam—Soci 305 (Sociology of Crime)

Explore legal elements, the explanations of crime, sociological theories, and more in SOCI 305: Sociology and Crime.  Sociology 305 is a three-credit arts or social sciences course with no prerequisites and includes a challenge for credit option. In SOCI 305, students learn a wide range of topics related to crime: legal principles, sociological approaches to… Read more »

The Study Dude—Academic Essay Editing Tips

Your edits to your essay are critical to achieving an A+ grade.  Many professors will not give A’s if the paper has spelling or grammatical errors, so the key to getting A’s is to hand in polished documents. With that said, here are ways to edit for an error-free paper. Allot ample time for editing… Read more »