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Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  A-1 Auto Transport Scholarship Sponsored by:  A-1 Auto Transport Deadline:  March 10, 2019 Potential payout:  up to $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be full- or part-time students in an accredited or non-accredited institute, truck driving school, or other logistics program, and have a GPA of at least 3.0. What’s required:  An email with… Read more »

Dear Barb—Road Regrets

Dear Barb: I don’t know if you can help me, as I’m in a bad place in my life and don’t know how to move forward.  Several years ago, me and a couple of buddies went out partying and I ended up driving home.  I knew I shouldn’t have been driving, but I thought if… Read more »

Editorial—Competing Narratives

Some interesting developments on the bargaining process of the AU Faculty Association with AU have happened over the last week.  First, AUFA has declared bargaining to be at an impasse, and has decided to take their proposal directly to the board of the university, something that they are allowed to do only once during the… Read more »

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 »