Vol. 13 Iss. 10

Volume 13 Issue 10 - 03/09/2005

Free the West

Ours is a multicultural country with a strong sense of national unity. Canadians coast to coast embrace diversity in a way that is reflected by the governments’ bilingual and tolerant immigration policies. We as citizens value and are clearly proud of our country. So why, then, is there a prominently displayed sign along Highway 2… Read more »

Bud & Bridey’s Motion Picture Reviews – Scarface

Scarface (1983) Director: Brian De Palma Update of 1932 movie “Scarface, the Shame of the Nation” Screenplay: by Oliver Stone Actors: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Miriam Colon, F. Murray Abraham, Paul Shenar, Harris Yulin BUD: Those folks looks and dresses just like them down to the legion. BRIDEY:… Read more »

The Good Life – Becoming a Doer

Most people I know, including myself of course, have a problem with procrastination. This is something that can affect and damage a great many aspects of our lives, from completing university essays and assignments to paying bills on time and discussing important relationship matters with our partners. Sometimes we feel so overwhelmed by the complexity… Read more »

Gay and Lesbian Update

This monthly column features news and issues affecting gays and lesbians in Canada and around the world. Look for it on the second week of each month, only in The Voice. The religious right was preparing to boycott Famous Players over what they thought they had given Canadians for Equal Marriage a public service announcement…. Read more »

Women You Should Know – Clara Brett Martin – 1874-1923

Clara Brett Martin – 1874-1923 Clara Brett Martin was born in 1874 in Toronto Ontario. She graduated from Trinity College in Toronto with an honors B.A. in mathematics. After being refused admission as a law student by the Law Society of Upper Canada, Martin sought the assistance of some influential individuals and shortly after, she… Read more »

AUSU This Month

AUSU’s Website Has a New Look The AUSU website has a new look and navigation. Please stop by to take a look and let us know what you think. It’s possible that a few links may not be working as we go through and ensure the new menu system is updated, so please write webmaster@ausu.org… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Can You Imagine?

Can you imagine a world in which computer geeks use their creativity and skill to create software instead of viruses and worms? I’ve had it up to here with receiving and deleting the same 200 or so virus-ridden spam, crap messages that these pinheads send out. I’ve paid for virus protection with automatic updates. I’ve… Read more »

Dear Barb – Husband puts blood relatives first

Dear Barb; My husband and I have been married for eight years and we have two children. We get along well for the most part, but our major problem is that I feel my husband puts his family (mainly his parents) before our children and me. Whenever his mother calls, he drops whatever he’s doing… Read more »

From My Perspective – Martha Stewart

I’ve never written a piece of fan mail before, but I had the urge to do so recently. Why? Because I have found myself profoundly affected by a famous person who just got out of jail. You’ve probably guessed that I’m talking about Martha Stewart. The news media has been saturated lately with footage of… Read more »


It’s all the selfish bastards out there ruining the world. If I were in charge, if I had any power to change things, the world would be a different place. No more homelessness, no more poverty. Unfortunately, everything is run by a handful of greedy, power-hungry individuals and corporations, and I’m just a regular Joe…. Read more »

Click On This – Little Bit o’ Lit

As students we spend an awful lot of our time reading, but we don’t always get a lot of time to read for pleasure. Here are a few sites of a literary nature, which are also a little fun too. Books2Eat – http://www.books2eat.com/ “The International Edible Book Festival is a yearly event that takes place… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – AU Student Invited to Harvard

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 AU STUDENT… Read more »

Conference Connections

ROMANCE SLAM JAM 2005 March 10 – 13 2005 Dallas, Texas USA Contact: Cindi Louis – 972.623.2537; Emma Rodgers – 800.272.5027 – P.O. box 530326, Grand Prarie, TX, 75053 romanceslamjam2005@yahoo.com – http://www.romanceslamjam.com/ The four-day conference unites readers and writers of Black romance for an exciting fun-filled extended weekend of literary activities, entertainment, and awards presentations…. Read more »

Searching for Internships

BUNAC – Work Canada Internship types: Accounting, Agricultural Sciences, Business Admin, Management, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Forestry, Graphic Design, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Ad, PR, Museum Studies, Technology, Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality, Tourism, Cooking, National Park Employment, Resort Employment, Ski Resort Employment, Ranch Employment and State Park Employment Qualifications / skills needed: You must currently be a full-time… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

LUCENT GLOBAL SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIPS Two students attending Canadian universities will be chosen as Lucent Global Science Scholars in 2005. In Canada, the award competition will be administered by the Canadian Bureau for International Education in cooperation with the Institute of International Education. The successful applicants will receive a one-time award of $US5,000 and an expense-paid… Read more »

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