Vol. 15 Iss. 12

Volume 15 Issue 12 - 04/06/2007

The Good Life – Success Requires Being Well-Rounded

Since it is almost NHL playoff time, I thought I would start this week’s column off with a hockey analogy. Anyone who has ever played hockey, or any other team sport for that matter, is well aware that being successful as a group requires a balance of individual strengths and a commitment to the success… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Society’s Shell Game

The Edmonton Police Service is used to criticism. Scandal after scandal, internal inquiry after internal inquiry, chief after chief, the criticism continues. It is no simple matter, this business of modern day policing. A sampling of letters to the editor, man in the street interviews, and venting submissions reveals almost as many takes on this… Read more »

Lost & Found – Some Things I Owned

One good thing I owned one time was this bone-handled penknife. It had a picture of a Mountie and a bright silver blade. With that blade, I could slice through sour green apples when I was trespassing in Rowbottham’s orchard, sitting way up high in a tree. With that blade I could remove splinters from… Read more »

Sun Signs – Aries: March 21 – April 20

Aries March 21 – April 20 The origin of the glyph for Aries is unknown. The symbol, two half moons joined by a straight line, is representative of the upward and outward flow of energy as in the fountain of life. Some see it as a sprouting seed reaching toward the sky. As well, it… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – Machine Head: The Blackening

Release Date: March 2007 Label: Roadrunner Tracks: 8 Rating: 7 Machine Head formed in 1992 and since the release of their very first album the band has faced harsh censorship and criticism of videos and lyrical content that just won’t stop reflecting current events: the single “Davidian” was pulled from MTV after complaints of its… Read more »

Career Choices – Expanding Your Horizons

As a student at Mount Royal College completing the last year of my Psychology degree at Athabasca University, I recently attended an AU workshop called “Career as a Process and Not an Event.” Organized by Anita Spence, our Academic Advisor, and facilitated by Shannon Yates, a tutor in AU’s Centre for Psychology, this workshop left… Read more »

Click On This – Wearability & Futurific

Wearability Odd Watches http://www.wristwatchreview.com/2006/09/28/odd-watches-of-the-world/ Why tell time with an everyday watch when you could have one of these curious little numbers? Police Hat Collection http://people.zeelandnet.nl/tberry/ I’m fairly fond of those little two-tone banded bowlers female officers in the U.K. wear. I’ll be happy to take one off your hands if you’ve one about anyplace …. 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. To AU Students Microsoft Office 2007 will be officially released by Microsoft January 31, 2007, and has been available for download from Microsoft for a while. While AU staff will eventually be using… Read more »