Vol. 14 Iss. 45

Volume 14 Issue 45 - 12/01/2006

Hockey Time at AU

The All-Star hockey team is the biggest thing going in hockey right not. No matter which NHL teams’ web site you are on, you will be bombarded with requests to vote for this year’s All-Star team. Support your favourite players and vote! Simply choose one player for each position and click the web site’s submit… Read more »

The Good Life – A Different Way of Doing Things

When our daughter was in her sixth month of life, my husband and I decided to do something that four out of five accountants and retirement consultants would not recommend. We found ourselves between jobs and with just a little bit of money in our bank account. We decided to take three months off work… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – +44 – When Your Heart Stops Beating

Label: Interscope/Polydor Release: November 2006 Tracks: 12 Rating: 5 Well, it’s official. The band called “blink 182” are no more. The three members have ultimately fragmented into two new bands. Tom DeLonge joined Boxcar Racer and Angels and Airways. Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker went to +44. It’s just like the situation of a couple… Read more »

Lost & Found – Hymns and Shanties: Listening Still

When I was very young, I was a staggering toddler drunk on milk and wonder, and lullabies and nursery rhymes. My head was filled with songs that were mine alone. I would lie awake for hours in my crib, so I have been told, babbling in the singsong tongue of lunatics and infants. I was… Read more »

From Where I Sit – A Room of Her Own

During a recent trip to Value Village, I was thrilled to find some books for my ever-expanding library. Getting three books (including two hardcovers) for $16.97 does my heart good. I love getting a helluva deal on something that I would have paid full price for. And who hasn’t suffered sticker shock at new book… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AU Students Applaud Affordability Framework

AU Students Applaud Affordability Framework New policy addresses many concerns, but barriers still exist Athabasca University Students’ Union – Friday’s press release on the Affordability Framework for Post-Secondary education included a number of surprises and addressed many of the concerns expressed in AUSU’s 2005 submission to the A Learning Alberta Steering Committee’s post-secondary review. Requests… Read more »

Seen But Not Heard

Be a good little boy and eat all your food, or you won’t grow up to be big and strong like me. Be a good little girl and don’t get in the way when Mommy’s trying to do the housework. Be a brave little boy and don’t cry. It’s just a little blood. Be a… Read more »

No Sex Ed In High Schools May Breed STIs: Health Group

MONTREAL (CUP) — The cancellation of formal sex education in Montreal high schools is contributing to the proliferation of sexually transmitted infections, some health organzations worry. Young people in Montreal are not learning the realities of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to Christina Foisy of Head and Hands, a Montreal non-profit organization that provides medical… Read more »

Montreal Med Students Take To The Streets

MONTREAL (CUP) — Dressed in white lab coats and waving placards, more than 300 medical students gathered yesterday to protest the blow dealt to their education by increasing friction between medical specialists and the government. Last week, members of Quebec’s Federation of Medical Specialists (FMSQ) began refusing to teach medical students last week to protest… Read more »

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