Vol. 15 Iss. 15

Volume 15 Issue 15 - 04/27/2007

Editorial – A Tangled Web

Isn’t it great, this World Wide Web? Every day, billions of people catch a virtual wave, surfing the news, posting pictures of their cute kid or puppy or kitten, shopping, doing research–you name it. In fact, there’s so much information available on the web (with more being added every day) that a single person could… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Enrich Your Life

The call for proposals, the short list of five designs, and the eventual awarding of the new Edmonton art gallery project several months ago continue to grab headlines as costs have ballooned to 88 million dollars. The change in the province’s top political office to salt-of-the-earth Ed Stelmach has the arts and culture community wondering… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – Weapons (Remastered)

Release Date: February 2007 Label: True North Canada Tracks: 12 Rating: 7 In the words of Something Corporate, I’m a baby of the ?80s; and since I really dislike that band, It’s pretty lucky to have found me quoting one of its lines. The point is, I’m not able to remember Canadian ?80s music as… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Changes to Executive Council

Changes to Council Executive The AUSU “cabinet” does the shuffle AUSU councillors are elected for two-year terms and, traditionally, the three executives also serve for two years. In early 2005, however, council began to discuss the possibility of holding a mid-term executive election for the following reasons: ? Executive positions are very demanding and require… Read more »

Sun Signs – Taurus: April 21 – May 20

Taurus April 21 – May 20 The glyph for Taurus appears as the horns and head of a bull. The circle being pierced by the half moon shape is symbolic of fertility and material wealth. The glyph can also be seen as representing the chin and Adam’s apple, which is the part of the body… Read more »

Education News – Getting the Edge: Universities Vital to Competitiveness

In a world where trade is increasingly global and developing countries are eager to industrialize, the ability to become–or stay–competitive is important. And according to a recent survey, three-quarters of Canadians polled think that investment in our universities plays a key role in this country’s competitiveness. In a survey of just over 1,000 Canadians (1),… Read more »

Thousands Unable to Register for MCAT

WINNIPEG (CUP) — Registration for students aspiring to write the Medical College Admission Test was temporarily put on hold. Thousands of students hoping to register for the August session of the MCAT–used as a prerequisite for students applying to medical school–were unable to do so due to a malfunction in the registration program. Last year,… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home And In Foreign News

At Home: Toronto Residents Want To Get Rid Of Hot Dogs Toronto’s local legislation states that no street vendor can sell any meat products except for sausages and hot dogs, under the assumption that as pre-cooked meats these are less likely to cause food poisoning. Food Network Canada chef Guy Rubino and his partner and… Read more »

Letter to the Editor – Graduation Deadline Fast Approaching

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 The deadline to apply to graduate is May 12, 2007. The application to graduate can be found here http://www.athabascau.ca/registrar/forms/pdf/grad-application.pdf along with a lot of other helpful information about Convocation. As… Read more »