Vol. 13 Iss. 04

Volume 13 Issue 4 - 01/26/2005

Editorial Pages – Tuition!

Tuition! The U of A has raised tuition again, as expected, and soon to follow, no doubt, is AU. But these aren’t cost-of-living increases, oh no, these are massive cost hikes that exceed inflation by 300% or more. Even with six years of part-time university under my belt, I have to admit that I don’t… Read more »


Early this morning, AU held a press conference in Edmonton to announce the hiring of the next AU president. As of June 2005, the President’s position will be filled by Dr. Frits Pannekoek, currently Director of Information Resources at the University of Calgary, with academic appointments in the Faculty of Communication and Culture and the… Read more »

The Good Life – The Pleasure of Games

This year, as per usual, my husband and I bought a family Christmas present instead of exchanging individual gifts. It’s an approach that we’ve taken for quite a few years now, and it seems to remove some of the gift-buying stress. The rule is that the family present must involve some sort of an activity,… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AUSU Helps Tsunami Victims

AUSU Donates $350 to Aid Victims of the Tsunami The AUSU student council would like to send their condolences and best wishes to all victims and the families of victims of the recent Asian Tsunami Disaster, and specifically to any of our students residing in the area who may have suffered loss. To contribute to… Read more »

Dear Barb – Verbal Abuse

Dear Barb; I’m almost embarrassed to write you, let alone ask this question. I have been dating my girlfriend for about six months, our relationship has been kind of rocky, but I really care for her. Recently I’ve begun to wonder if I’m being verbally abused since she frequently calls me names and makes me… Read more »

Lost & Found – Down the Rabbit Hole

Every two or three weeks, there is a rabbit hole that takes the place of one of the rigid black-outlined squares on my desk calendar. It’s a rabbit hole of free time, unaccounted for time. It’s a tunnel of solitude down which I can disappear and emerge into a slightly different universe, a parallel dimension… Read more »

Women You Should Know – Clare Boothe Luce

Clare Boothe Luce 1903-1987 Clare Boothe was born in New York City on April 10, 1903. She grew up wanting to be an actress, but eventually lost interest. Throughout her life, Clare excelled equally in many careers, such as editor, playwright, politician, journalist and diplomat. In 1930 she became editorial assistant of Vogue Magazine, and… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Live Like You Were Dying

Every so often a song or a slogan or a book captures the attention of the masses with the simplicity or relevance or poignancy of its message. Eighteen years ago Robert Fulghum encapsulated his life message in a best seller called “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” The content may be… Read more »

In Dependent Times

What do I know about independence? That depends. The concept is certainly one I’m familiar with, but I won’t lie, it’s not one I’ve put into practice. My level of personal independence rivals that of a cat. I come and go as I please without a care in the world, yet when it comes to… Read more »

No Status, No Future

WINNIPEG (CUP) — A.K. recently received a deportation order at his Winnipeg home, indicating the Canadian government’s intent to force him to leave the country by Nov. 15. The order came despite repeated claims from A.K. and his supporters, which include Amnesty International, that incommunicado imprisonment, torture, and even death could await him in his… Read more »

Fiction Feature – On Being

On Being Born a girl, blonde curly locks Playing Barbies Dressing, undressing, pretending Riding bicycles, skating, swimming School! Making friends, choosing favorites Passing, failing Speeches, exams Graduation! High school Make-up, clothes, dances, boys Boys in cars, touching, curfews Rebelling, I hate you! Crying, winning, losing, hurting, betrayal Passing, failing Speeches, exams Graduation! College Money, cars,… Read more »

Click On This – Winter Wonderland

We all look forward to winter when it means a white Christmas, or a little snow-fort weekend fun, but when January hits the winter blahs begin to set in, and snow becomes an unwelcome friend. So while the weather outside is frightful, why not make your indoor time more delightful with a little websurfing? Snow… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Alberta Labour Shortage

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 ALBERTA LABOUR… 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

Zink – Magazine INTERN – Job Location: New York, NY, United States Job Description: Zink magazine is looking for interns in many facets of the industry. Fashion, advertising, editorial, and event interns to assist the with phones, appointments, and other magazine related tasks. Zink is a very busy place and we need people who are… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

UNIVERSITY WRITING SCHOLARSHIP (UWS) Amount: n/s Deadline: January 31, 2005 Administrator: Elder & Leemaur Publishers Notes: The UWS Program will provide Canadian university students with the opportunity to have their literature works published, while at the same time entering them into scholarships that will help mitigate their university costs. There are a number of scholarships… Read more »

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