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Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, Why do we say “Bless You” after someone sneezes? Just Curious Dear Just Curious, Well I’m not an encyclopedia, but I am pretty good at hunting down stuff like this on this Internet and this is what I found. On the Urban Legends References pages at http://www.snopes2.com they state: The origin of saying,… Read more »

From My Perspective – Single Parenting

I’ve been a single parent for much of my adult life. It is a difficult road, and although there are a few compensations, they do not always outweigh the disadvantages. Being single, I can make my own choices without having to answer to a spouse. I can go where I please, when I please. But… Read more »

Dear Heather

Dear Heather, Last fall, I married a wonderful man. Things are great right now, and I want to make sure they stay that way. I see other couples who have been married for a long time and have grown apart, and I don’t want that to happen to my husband and I. How can we… Read more »

SOUNDING OFF

Last week we asked readers to send us their feelings on the new Proposed AU tuition policy [see last week’s Over Extended for more information – v11 i11, March 12, 2003]. For next week’s Sounding Off, send me your thoughts on the following topic: AU Tutors. Some of them are adored, others .. well: not… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra; I’m having a hard time dealing with all the intensive coverage of the war in Iraq. Everywhere I turn war is staring me in the face, whether it’s on the television or the front page of the morning news. I feel terrible for the innocent people living through this war in Iraq. I… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Same Old, Same Old It seems every week the same things happen across Canada. Provincial Governments such as British Columbia, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, as well as the Federal Government (see end of story for links) all put hundreds of thousands if not millions into boosting research activities of Canadian Universities, and basically nothing into… Read more »

Sounding Off

Last week we asked readers to send us their feelings on the new Proposed AU tuition policy [see last week’s Over Extended for more information – v11 i11, March 12, 2003]. The topic for next week is: Rising tuition rates: Do you still feel that under the new tuition rates you are getting a better… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra is on hiatus this week while Sandra takes a much deserved vacation. To keep the column relevant to you, Sandra needs more questions to answer! If you have a question that you would like Sandra to answer, write her at smoore@ausu.org The Voice does not collect information on people who send in questions,… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

GOVERNMENT DISCOVERS STUDENTS IN DEBT! The Canada Millenium Scholarship Foundation has found (http://www.millenniumscholarships.ca/en/research/ekos.html) that 70% of students undertake some type of debt in order to further their education. Hardly news, but it certainly seems to be to the Federal Government. More interesting, however, is that the study goes much deeper into looking at what types… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Movie Review: Conan The Barbarian

Flipping channels one afternoon I bumped into Arnold Schwarzenegger in a fur outfit. Since much of Alberta was locked in sub zero temperatures and there were fires in the scenes I felt a bit warmer watching. I wondered if I’d previously missed Arnold in One Million Years B.C. but then I remembered he wasn’t in… Read more »