Columns

From Where I Sit – Parenting

Jackie Kennedy Onassis is credited with saying “If you’ve bungled the raising of your children, nothing else you do matters much.” Whoa. That’s a mouthful. As someone who believes she’s succeeded on that count, I’m tempted to agree heartily with her. But is it that straight forward, that black and white? What if early indications… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Summer Fun! The Province of Alberta has put together a list of things (http://www.gov.ab.ca/home/index.cfm?Page=829) you can do with your free time in the summer. One of the joys of distanced education is that we can actually take advantage of a lot of these things by simply putting off our study time until later in the… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Film Review: The Seven Year Itch

June is Romance Month Few performers have been loved and admired as much as the late, great, Marilyn Monroe. Her real name was Norma Jean, but her stage name made a lasting impression along with her incredible face and body. Something about her slinky appearance made her desired but still seen as pure and good…. Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – How Much do You Want to Make

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 How Much… 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 »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Student Fakes Research, Gains Access to Hospital Backrooms

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 STUDENT FAKES… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Billboards, Bumper Stickers, and More

I love reading. I’ll read anything, anytime, anywhere. Well, except Harlequins. Can’t take all that talk about heaving breasts, hard loins and happy endings. I read bumper stickers and cereal boxes. I read vanity licence plates and billboards. I read those yellow, portable, rental signs with do-it-yourself lettering. I read newspapers — dailies and weeklies…. Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation…

Alberta Pays the Privileged Student The Learning Ministry recently announced (http://www.gov.ab.ca/acn/200406/16576.html) the recipients of the Grant MacEwan United World College Scholarships. These scholarships have a value of approximately $28,000 for each of the eight recipients. What is interesting about these awards is that nearly half of the recipients are from the Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School located just… Read more »