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Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, I would like to apply to some of the advertisements in newspapers and magazines advertising for stay at home workers but how do I know if they are legitimate ads or scam ads? Looking for Extra Cash in SK Dear Looking, Yes, those advertisements sound promising don’t they? I looked through a few… Read more »

AU Graduate Profiles

Sandra Moore spoke with Vicki Irvine and Sylvia Pedrazzini at Convocation: Authors Note: One thing I noticed as I conducted these interviews at AU’s 2003 convocation was everyone’s reluctance to admit to the amount of time it took to complete their degree at AU. Out of all the interviews I conducted, I only spoke to… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Which Lie Did I Tell

This William Goldman book starts with a bang and doesn’t let up. The two-time Oscar winning screenwriter has scripted such memorable films as: The Princess Bride, Marathon Man Magic, The Great Waldo Pepper, The Stepford Wives, All the President’s Men, and A Bridge Too Far. Those films were written during his “hot streak” between 1973… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Post-Secondary Delays Statistics Canada has recently released a report (http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/030704/d030704a.htm) on a study done of 20 year-olds and their attendance (or not) of post-secondary education. The study shows that there are a number of factors that can be used to predict if people graduating from high-school will not go on immediately to post-secondary education. The… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, Why do some people’s joints hurt when the weather changes? Achy in Ontario Dear Achy, It always amazed me as a young child that my grandmother knew just when it was going to rain. If I wanted to go for a bike ride on a sunny day she would holler after me to… Read more »

Sounding Off

Last week I asked students to comment on the legalization of gay marriages. You had plenty to say! I think that this is a wonderful thing. Why should only straight people enjoy such things as prenuptial agreements, lawyers, divorce, property settlement, custody fights, alimony and such. On the serious side, however, there are so many… Read more »

AU Graduate Profiles

Sandra Moore spoke with Daris Ruest and Mary Marguerite Butler at Convocation: AU GRADUATE PROFILE OF DARIS RUEST AGE: 34 LIVES IN: Hinton, AB TRAVEL TIME TO ATHABASCA: 5 hours PROGRAM COMPLETED: Bachelor Of Nursing YEARS IT TOOK TO COMPLETE: 10 FAVORITE COURSE: Nursing Informatics LEAST FAVORITE COURSE: Nursing Research FAVORITE TUTOR: Liz Broad HIGHEST… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Movie Review: The Dinner Game

I’m a bit embarrassed not to have heard of this film masterpiece from France. I admit it. But I’m awfully glad I caught up! Written and Directed by Francis Veber, The Dinner Game, is a hilarious comedy of errors. It popped on Bravo TV’s screen recently and I found myself immediately disgusted seeing English subtitles…. Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Private Schooling – Public Funding The Ontario government is celebrating (http://ogov.newswire.ca/ontario/GPOE/2003/06/25/c7408.html?lmatch=&lang=_e.html) how it has managed to simultaneously rob its public education system and at the same time please many parents. A recent press release reminds Ontarians about how their provincial government passed legislation that allows parents to receive a tax-credit based on the tuition they… Read more »

Sounding Off

Last week I asked students to comment on the Mad Cow scare in Alberta: Mad cow is the least thing I worry about being in my beef! One case does not necessarily lead to rampant wide-spread infections of all cattle, this could have been a dormant gene passed down many generations. We are a society… Read more »