Columns

Homemade is Better—Turkey Fried Rice

I’ve started watching the occasional Facebook video about cooking.  One show I got into is called Uncle Roger.  The host, Uncle Roger, talks about how so many people make chicken fried rice incorrectly.  Some of the videos are amusing, some of them make almost no sense.  But regardless, you pick up a few interesting tips… Read more »

Music Review—1221

Artist: Ryan Hamilton Album: 1221 Singer-songwriter Ryan Hamilton will be releasing his new album, 1221, on November 26th, 2021.  The album will be available for streaming anywhere you get your music.  Additionally, Hamilton will be playing his third annual Holiday Hoedown show on December 9th, 2021, live streaming from the Historic Church in Stephenville, Texas…. Read more »

The Not-So-Starving Student—Five Gifts for People who Love Food

Are you a foodie?  Or better yet, are you, your friends, and family members food-lovers who thrive on trying different cuisines?  If so, Christmas gifts that are centered around making their food experience in the kitchen better will be a joy to have this Christmas season.  With COVID-19 pandemic rules becoming less restrictive and more… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Putting the Horse Before Descartes

The sound of a door locking behind us can be unsettling, especially in an automobile.  It’s as though moments of potential are, at least symbolically, closed off to us.  One commentator describes the process: “it’s an emasculating scenario when going to dinner with friends: riding in their backseat to the restaurant.  When one attempts to… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscape—Nigerian Literature

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.  So in this weekly column, I, a self-proclaimed bookworm—and, unsurprisingly, an… Read more »

Homemade Is Better—Orange Glazed Carrots

When I was in culinary school, we made this dish.  While I have created my own version, it blew my mind when I first had it.  I was impressed with how easy they were to make, and the flavours combined perfectly.  This recipe utilizes the natural sugar in orange juice to create the glaze and… Read more »

Course Exam—WGST 460

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—The Relationship Impulse

Dear Barb: Hi, I am in my early thirties and have been divorced twice.  I have recently met a new guy who could be my forever guy, but I am scared I might be moving too fast.  My previous marriages didn’t last long, and they were like whirlwind relationships too, and I don’t want to… Read more »

Music Review—Bashem

Artist: Wolfrik Album: Clones Single: Bashem The Edmonton, Alberta hard rock/heavy metal band, Wolfrik, dropped their first single from upcoming debut full-length album Clones. With the help of Steve Rawles (Belvedere), Wolfrik had a breakout year in 2019—touring Europe for three weeks, playing festivals such as Manchester Punk Fest and SBAM in Austria, as well… Read more »

The Study Dude—Go For Gold

I won the silver medallion in Communications Studies.  It wasn’t the gold, but it was close.  But as you can tell, I don’t write like Shakespeare, not even like a mainstream one-book wonder.  So, how did I do it? I did have a talent for math and was the star student in every math class… Read more »