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Dear Barb

Dear Barb: My boyfriend and I are struggling students, but we still want to have a vacation this summer. I realize it is late in the season, but can you suggest something we could do that wouldn’t cost a lot, but would still be enjoyable? Mary in Ontario Taking a vacation is important for everyone…. Read more »

Lost & Found – Proper Flat

Down in the jungle, got a proper flat Do a bit of this and do a bit of that; The punters come and the punters go, Suits me fine, I’m Cushty Cho! Down in the jungle down on my luck. Me downhearted? Like fuck. – Ian Duhig We were bad. We read Andre Gide and… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Signature

signature n., 1 the name of a person, or something representing his name, written, stamped or inscribed as a sign of agreement or acknowledgement My Funk and Wagnalls offers that as its first definition for the word signature. Graphologist Ruth Gardner defines it as “the writer’s calling card.” About the only thing more personal and… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

It Is Finished… Almost So the results from the 2004 General Election have now been announced, and those of us who care already know the basics, right? The Liberal Party managed to gain a minority government with the Conservative Party acting as the official opposition. Except it’s not quite over. While the general results (http://enr.elections.ca/National_e.aspx)… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: Footloose

All July – Musicals Have a new family move to a small town and make sure the town is in turmoil. That’s the basic premise for this film. Then have a real cute kid, Ren McCormack, AKA Kevin Bacon come along and challenge all their small town excess baggage. The stink began when the preacher’s… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Announcing the AUBSA

THE AU BUSINESS STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION IS HERE! New AUBSA site, now online — see the Clubs pages for information Finally, the long anticipated AU Business Students’ Association (AUBSA) has a brand new website on the AUSU server, and the club is officially taking members. This club is open to all students with an interest in… Read more »

From Where I Sit – I’d Rather be the Windshield

“Some days you’re the bug and some days you’re the windshield.” Lately, I’ve felt like the bug. Take a peek at my week. A few weeks ago, our 3/4 ton farm truck’s transmission gave out. The dilemma is repair or replace. At almost 400,000 miles on the odometer, maybe its day is done. In the… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – University Dropouts

This column focuses on a wide range of issues affecting post-secondary students. 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. If suggest a topic or a course alert for taking notes, contact djabbour@ausu.org UNIVERSITY DROPOUTS… Read more »