Columns

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: Arsenic and Old Lace

This is one of those brilliant classic black and white films that, thankfully, Hollywood hasn’t yet redone. The story centers around the likeable Cary Grant (as Mortimer), who has come home to see his favourite aunts and found they are having a quiet funeral for a gentleman who was renting one of the rooms in… Read more »

The Net Nerd’s Profiles

Can’t find that course on Soil Sciences at AU? Try http://www.distanceedcanada.ca Athabasca University is hands-down the most comprehensive post secondary distance education institution in Canada. It has the largest selection of courses and programs in Canada, and suits the needs of thousands of students nationwide and abroad. But did you know almost every university in… Read more »

AUSU This Month

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS The AUSU Legislative Committee is looking for active members who can help us create and change AUSU policy for the benefit of all our members. We need volunteers who have a good sense of right and wrong, who are able to understand policy documents, who can extrapolate well to predict… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education, HUMN 285

This column will focus on educational issues affecting post-secondary students. It will address a wide range of topics. Students are encouraged to submit suggestions and educational topics they are concerned about, or personal experiences with courses or university situations they feel other students should know about. SINGING THE BLUES: Recently, a new series entitled “The… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I have an odd question. The other day I was over at an acquaintances’ house while she was preparing supper and I was horrified to see her using dish soap to clean her vegetables!! Am I the only one who thinks this is odd? Or have I been inadequately cleaning my vegetables for… Read more »

Primetime Update

Week of September 26, 2003 Missed your favorite shows? No problem. Primetime updated gives you the rundown on what happened on TV this week. Friends: SEASON PREMIERE Last season, we left off in Barbados with Mike and Phoebe back together, Ross and Charlie as well as Joey and Rachel hooking up, and Monica and Chandler… Read more »

AU Profiles – Student: Lindsay Jardine

Tell us about where you live: This week I live in Vancouver. Next week I will be living in my hometown, Fort St John Do you have a family, kids or pets? I have parents named Oliver and Julie, 3 teenage sisters named Lacy, Lanessa and Leslee and 2 cats named Putty and Elsie. When… Read more »

The Net Nerd’s Profiles

Looking for info on the breeding habits of the naked mole rat? Try http://www.findarticles.com Findarticles.com is a free database of magazine and journal articles. They have articles dating back to 1998 (you know, way back then) from over three hundred magazines and publications. Sometimes the AU library or your local library just doesn’t have the… Read more »

AUSU This Month

Special Bylaw AGM to be held October 15 1800 MST. For details go to: http://www.ausu.org. AUSU IN PERSON DISCUSSION GROUPS Getting together physically with fellow AU students adds to your university experience. Other students will be able to understand and relate to the joys and frustrations of distance learning. It’s also a way to stay… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Book Review: Our Friend The Atom

I recently signed up for a 6-credit course in Anatomy and Physiology from AU. Those of you who know the course may know how intense it is. Quite a head full! I’m taking it for a couple of reasons. First, while I’m getting a B.A. with a major in Psychology, I continue to do Craniosacral… Read more »