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The Fit Student—Don’t Kill Your Dog!

I once worked for a wealthy family.  They had a dog, and it didn’t like me.  Every step I took, the dog would barricade me with its body.  The owner called the dog a good judge of character.  At least it’s not a Pitbull, I thought. But what struck me most about the animal was… Read more »

Editorial—Creeping up on Halloween

We’re not quite half way through the month, but I know from past years that if I haven’t started thinking about Halloween by now, odds are it’ll be here before I get a chance to. This year is an interesting one because it is also the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  While that might… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Into the Woods

One of humanity’s most primal and enduring symbols is that of the forest.  Reaching back into some of our earliest folktales, it has represented our often-uneasy relationship with the world; a largely uncharted domain of shifting shadows and potential dangers.  Always, we are pulled from the safety of the known—the warm circle of family, the… Read more »

Five Ways to Take Advantage of your Student Status

Back-to-school season for students often means an overwhelming series of stimuli and activity.  AU students particularly have a host of to-dos on their list including paying tuition, stocking up on school supplies and Kraft dinner.  And then there’s the lack of income security and the hefty cost of education.  However, there are many hidden perks… Read more »

The Fit Student—Age 30 Years Younger

Do you want the brain of John von Neumann or the bod of Wonder Woman?  Well, what you nibble now builds or breaks you later.  (Same with what you think and do now.)  You see, your body replaces cells fast.  You get a spanking-new body every seven years.  That might mean you grow a new… Read more »

Course Exam—FREN 100

FREN 100 (French for Beginners I) is a three-credit, introductory French course designed for students who wish to begin learning French.  This course will familiarize students with the foundations of the French language and will help them to develop the four basic language skills of reading, writing, aural comprehension, and speaking.  This course may be… Read more »

Student Sizzle!

AthaU Facebook Group Lesley seeks feedback on ENGL 305 Literature for Children; based on overwhelmingly positive reviews she decides to enroll in the course.  Chanelle needs six science credits and students offer their course recommendations. Other posts include writing an exam past the course contract date, creative uses for old study notes, Jason’s rant of… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Baffinland’s 2018 Scholarships Sponsored by:  Baffinland Iron Mines Deadline:  August 10, 2018 Potential payout:  $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Nunavut Inuit and enrolled full-time in a post-secondary education program.  See full eligibility requirements. What’s required:  A completed application form, your most recent school transcript, a copy of your resume, along with a… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student

When it comes to barbecue season, Canadians only have about four months of the year to truly enjoy feasting in the lush green carpet of our backyard.  For students, hosting barbecues can be a fantastic way to entertain family and friends.  Backyard barbecues don’t have to be a big fuss when you plan ahead and… Read more »