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 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 ( 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 »

**NEW COLUMN** – Sounding Off

Last week we asked readers to send us their feelings on the US war against Iraq. You responded honestly, and eloquently. Our topic for next week is: The proposed new course extension policy at AU [For more info see Over Extended by Karl Low in this issue]. DEBASED Small meaningless men Egos of a king… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, Are there any ways to tell if someone is lying is or not? I think my boyfriend may be lying to me about his past, but I have no way to prove it. Doubtful in Moncton Dear Doubtful, If you feel that he’s lying, he probably is. Gut feelings are usually right. Physically,… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

TOBACCO COMPANY GETS BURNED The RCMP has filed criminal charges ( against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company (a subsidiary of RJR Nabisco) and a host of its former executives for illegally smuggling cigarettes into Canada. Between 1991 and 1996, the RCMP alleges that the company and the executives worked together to defraud the government of over… Read more »

EDITORIAL – 2 new columns: Sounding Off, Dubious Reality

This week: 2 new columns Flicks & Folios: Reviews Of Books And Films, by Laura Seymour Sounding Off: Your take on the issues of today Everybody’s got an opinion, and everybody wants to be heard. Here’s your chance. In our new column, SOUNDING OFF, we’ll explore a different topic each week and print the best… Read more »

NEW COLUMN Flicks & Folios – Flick: Unbreakable

First, I should explain my column title. This is a new weekly column and I’ll be reviewing either films or books. I won’t be handling the “current” stuff – simply because twenty bucks and some for Larry and I to see a movie is ridiculous for us. I’ll also be reviewing books that aren’t on… Read more »

Dear Sandra

Dear Sandra, For the past two months I have been corresponding in chat rooms, emails and telephone conversations with “Jim”. I met him in a chat room for people suffering from depression. We have so much in common and we are both in our early 20’s. He sent me a picture and I sent him… Read more »