Vol. 13 Iss. 08

Volume 13 Issue 8 - 02/23/2005

Editorial Pages

AU 2005/06 Tuition and Budget As promised by Ralph Klein in February’s televised Fireside Chat, the tuition of Alberta students will not rise one cent for the 2005/06 school year. This is a simple proposition for students at the other three Alberta universities, but here at AU, things need a little more explaining. First, as… Read more »

The Good Life – Lent – A Time of Renewal

One of my best friends is a big NHL fan. She has had season’s tickets to the Canucks for several years, runs her office hockey pool, and rarely misses Hockey Night in Canada. Like a great many other hockey fans across the country, she was saddened and angered by the dispute between the players and… Read more »

AUSU This Month

Special General Meeting of AUSU All AUSU members are invited to attend a Special General Meeting of AUSU on February 28, 2005 at 7:00 PM MST. AUSU members include all currently registered AU undergrads, plus undergrads who have been registered in a course ending in the last six months (extended end dates count). The purpose… Read more »

Lost & Found – The Wild Side of Poodles

Life indeed works in mysterious ways. Finding myself in need of a little extra cash so I could lay my hands on some particularly fragrant Afghan hash that an ex-roommate of mine happened to be peddling, I was sitting in front of my computer last night, with my trusty hookah pipe at my side, waiting… Read more »

Dear Barb – Time to Say Goodbye to a Favorite Pet

Dear Barb; My family is faced with a difficult decision. Our family dog is 12 years old and her health is failing. We are starting to consider whether we should put her down. Our family members are divided on this issue. Some of us believe we should do whatever is necessary to keep Molly alive,… Read more »

Women You Should Know РGloria Anzald̼a

Gloria Anzaldúa 1942-2004 Gloria Anzaldúa was born September 26, 1942 in the South Texas Rio Grande Valley. She toiled as a migrant worker along side her parents and siblings. Gloria has described herself as a “chicana dyke-feminist, poet, writer and cultural theorist.” She became a teacher of students from preschool through to college, including special… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Being Alone

Either through design or default, odds are that at some point in our lives we will be alone. We can rail against the inherent unfairness of our circumstances or we can maximize the opportunity and blossom in the experience. At least part of the distinction of whether being alone will be tragic or terrific lies… Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

The Betrayal of the Budget The annual federal budget was released (http://www.fin.gc.ca/budtoce/2005/budliste.htm) last Wednesday, and has been roundly labeled as a betrayal by the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois. The reason for this is quite clear, as one of the campaign ideas put forth by the Liberal Party was that Canadians should vote liberal to… Read more »

U.S. STUDENTS SEE CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE IN UBC

VANCOUVER (CUP) — Tuition increases are not expected to stop American students from choosing the University of British Columbia, as enrolment of international students from the United States has been on the rise for the past eight years. “Our numbers have gone from 40 to 450 in the last eight years,” said Donald Wehrung, head… Read more »

VOICE WRITING CONTEST – FIRST PLACE WINNER – FICTION CATEGORY

When Camyar Tejani, Venture Capitalist, embarks on a journey of self-discovery by moving in with the Nineteen Year-Old Ballet Dancer, his wife Joan begins redecorating the house on Chestnut Crescent. She hires a small army of plumbers, electricians, carpenters, tinsmiths and stonemasons. She installs radiant tile in the bathroom and track lighting in the kitchen… Read more »

Taking Notes – Marks Hurt by High Tuition

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 MARKS HURT… 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 »

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 »

We Love to Hear From You!

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter.

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