Vol. 14 Iss. 33

Volume 14 Issue 33 - 09/08/2006

The Good Life – Our Destiny Is Our Own

It is an easy and perhaps natural human reflex to speak of what happens to us as being somehow out of our own control. “If only I had had the same opportunities as so-and-so,” we might say, “then my life would have been so much different.” Or, conversely, we may attribute our good fortune to… Read more »

Lost & Found – Everyday Strange

It’s four o’clock in the morning, and your half-awake/half-asleep brain is doing graceful dolphin leaps into uncharted waters. There are crazy unthought-of worlds unfolding all around you. There are mermaids singing somewhere beneath the eiderdown and luminous fish fin their way through the early morning aquarium light. Unable to remain beneath the surface of your… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – Bill Talent II

Producer: Atlantic Records Tracks: 13 Rating: 10 Wow! The first Billy Talent album (2003) was a pleasant surprise to me, and I’ve only just got over that initial impression. Now here it is, Billy Talent II (2003), and there’s a whole new set of mind-numbing tracks to learn. Actually no, mind numbing is the wrong… Read more »

Dear Barb – Going Vegan

Dear Barb: I’m in my mid-twenties and am considering becoming a vegan. Almost everyone in my family has suffered from heart disease, including both of my parents. I’ve done some research and it seems eating a meatless diet is helpful in reducing cardiovascular disease. Also, as an animal lover, I have never really felt comfortable… Read more »

Trying to Understand War

There are two friends that I have, both of whom I admire and respect, who are entirely different in terms of socio-political outlook. One of these friends is an adamant peace-insisting individual who organizes national rallies in opposition to war. The other friend recently returned from an eight-month deployment in Kandahar, has worked in the… Read more »

International Newsdesk – Farewell to the Crocodile Hunter

I awoke this morning as usual to the news and was shocked to hear about the tragedy a few hours earlier in Australia. Steve Irwin was dead. The friendly and excitable conservationist, known best for his television series The Crocodile Hunter was killed by a stingray while filming a nature documentary in Queensland. What a… Read more »

Scholarships & Awards

CRA OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE AWARD PROGRAM Value: $1,000 (2) Application Deadline: October 15 Description: Undergraduate students attending university or college in Canada or the United States. Majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or an equivalent program. Shows outstanding research potential in an area of computing research. Academic record and community service will be considered. Nomination by… Read more »

Conference Connections

PGIB WOMEN PRESENT: THE SECRETS TO DISCOVERING YOUR PROSPERITY FACTOR Monday, August 14, 2006 – 12:00pm – 1:30pm – Manor Café, Edmonton, AB $16 for PGIBW members; $32 for non-members (includes lunch) To register, call 1-866-725-2143 Ext. 2 or e-mail pgibwomen@pgib.ca http://www.pgibw.ca; http://www.womenspages.ca Guest Speaker: Kelley Keehn of http://www.kelleykeehn.com This presentation will include strategies to… Read more »

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Classifieds are free for AU students! Contact voice@ausu.org for more information. Victoria Composite High School (Edmonton) – Graduating Class of 1976 30 Year Reunion to be held October 14, 2006 See the website for details: http://vic76reunion.cometsplayground.com/ Or contact:Vic76Reunion@hotmail.com