Vol. 14 Iss. 41

Volume 14 Issue 41 - 11/03/2006

Hockey Time at AU

So now we are heading into the preliminaries before the All-Star break. Although the standings are starting to take shape, it is far too early to predict any sort of outcome, for teams can change in the blink of an eye. So I thought that this would be the perfect time to go over the… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – The Strays; Le Futur Noir

Label: TVT Released: September 2006 Tracks: 14 Rating: 8 Great album! Le Futur Noir has a really pleasing sound, not a million miles away from Nirvana or Rise Against with its brand of mellow hardcore. A Greek, a Brit and an American, who now all now reside in California, populate the band. The bunch is… Read more »

Lost & Found – Where We Are From

Sometimes amazing gifts come in unlikely ways. Sometimes they fall, like wounded birds, at our feet as we walk down crowded streets. Sometimes they spring out of strange hiding places, like flocks of blackbirds baked in a pie. They can turn up in the form of mysterious messages spelled out in Alphagetti, or exotic currency… Read more »

The Good Life – Reflections on Autumn

Fall has always been my favourite season. It brings back so many childhood and adolescent memories of southern Alberta, such as scarecrows in the fields, huge harvest moons hanging in the sky, and sewing and safety-pinning Halloween costumes with my sisters in our bedrooms. And today in Vancouver was one of those classic fall days,… Read more »

Dear Barb – Teen Pregnancy/Lingering Roommate

Dear Barb: I have three teenage daughters whom I am raising on my own. They have always been great kids. However, my 16 year old, who has been dating the same boy for the last six months, just announced she is pregnant. I’m afraid I reacted rather badly. I was just devastated and probably said… Read more »

The Secret Curses

Say it’s early in the morning and my dog shits on the neighbour’s lawn. If I’m pretty sure there’s no one half-hidden behind drapes watching me, I won’t pick it up. Would you? Maybe, I’ll bend down and pretend to scoop it into my inside-out shopping bag. Just in case. Just for show. If I’m… Read more »

The Cowboy and the Fisherman

I first met a Newfoundlander in Calgary, Alberta. He was a new employee at my company. He was easily recognizable because of his Stephenville accent. I am an Albertan and so we had a different perspective on life in Canada. Our conversations are worth repeating here. I have never seen the ocean or been further… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Tutor of the Year

AUSU Tutor of the Year AUSU has launched the first annual Tutor of the Year Award. AUSU members may select up to three of their favourite tutors and we’ll tally the votes and honour the top tutor with a certificate, gift, and recognition on this website over the coming year. Now is your chance to… Read more »

AU COURSE RE-NUMBERING

Have you every struggled to explain why AU’s “first year” courses have 200 numbers and both “second” and “third year” courses have 300 numbers? If so, this will hopefully change in two years. By September 1, 2008, “first year” courses will be designated as 1000 level courses, “second year” as 2000, “third year” as 3000,… Read more »

International Newsdesk – Still Ignoring Kyoto

Sometimes, no news is, in fact, news. It’s been five years since we marched in Calgary and demanded that Canada and every other G8 nation adopted the Kyoto Protocol. Its been five years since Bad Religion toured with “Kyoto Now” on their lips and a mere four years since our nation actually ratified the bill…. Read more »

Eagle Women’s Art Raffle

The following artworks are being raffled for the Eagle Women’s Emergency Shelter. AU student Kim Anderson and her team competed in this year’s Candian Deathrace to raise funds for the shelter, and this artwork was donated for their cause. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. Only 3000 tickets are being sold. Draw date… Read more »

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