Music Review—Still Dirty

Artist: Kris Rodgers and The Dirty Gems Album: Still Dirty Portland, Maine’s Kris Rodgers & The Dirty Gems have released their new album Still Dirty, available for streaming anywhere you get your music. Of the album, lead vocalist and frontman Kris Rodgers says, “We took some chances we wouldn’t normally take on this record, and… Read more »

The Reading List—December 2021

Whenever we reach December of the year, I look back and wonder how quickly the time flew by.  But at the beginning of the year, I always think how much time I have this year to do all the things I want and how long it’ll take for the year to go by. Rather than… Read more »

Local Shout-Out—Edmonton and Area

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 »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Journalism, Part I

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 »

Course Exam—ADMN 405

If you have a course that you would like to see a Course Exam article written for or you recently took a course that you would like to recommend to other AU students, please feel free to reach out with the course name and number, and any questions or feedback you may have.  We’ll be happy to… Read more »

Dear Barb—Split Parenting

Dear Barb: Hi, my wife and I got married three years ago and our first child is two years old.  The problem is we have hugely different ways of parenting.  I am strict, while she’s more lenient.  We want to raise our children to be good people with the right morals and values.  I don’t… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Space and Sounds

Space can be on a page, between our thoughts, when no one’s around, or in between planets.  Ideas connect our minds between moments just as words connect our selves with others.  Space makes things what they are.  In outer space there’s the planet Mars, that blank canvas of potential and mystery for human history long… Read more »

How to Make the Perfect Cheese Board

The Christmas festivities will be soon upon us.  How ready are you to tackle some dinner hosting and the art of food presentation?  I’ve recently explored charcuterie boards on many separate occasions and have enjoyed the happy faces of my guests as they sample different meats and cheese pairings.  There are infinite combinations and pairing… Read more »

The Reading List—November 2021

In a blink of an eye, we’re nearing the end of 2021. Many of us are either busy wrapping up the semester of classes, planning our Christmas plans, wrapping up projects at work before the holidays, or whatever it may be! Whatever we may be doing, don’t forget to make sure to take some me… Read more »