Vol. 15 Iss. 26

Volume 15 Issue 26 - 07/13/2007

Editorial – Hear, Hear

If It’s too loud, You’re too old. Remember that one? Well, there’s a new twist on it, but It’s one that most people don’t know: if You’re between 6 and 60, It’s too loud–and It’s probably making you deaf. It seems there’s an epidemic of hearing loss happening in Canada, and the worst part is… Read more »

Photo Feature – Pleasures of Paris

As my second semester of studying in Paris was coming to an end, I decided it was time to revise my experience and my impressions of the French capital. Not surprisingly, I was not very enthusiastic about my leaving. One of the greatest cities in the world had become my home for almost a year…. Read more »

AUSU This Month – Coalition for Student Loan Fairness; AUSU Frappr – Show Us Where You Are!

Coalition for Student Loan Fairness AUSU is currently investigating the Coalition for Student Loan Fairness (CSLF) to determine if participation with this group would be advantageous to our members. The group, a grassroots movement of student loan borrowers from across Canada, supports fairness in the loans repayment process. The CSLF notes that Canadian students are… Read more »

Lost & Found – In the Middle of the Night . . .

. . . a woman is awakened from sleep by a brief exchange of gunfire on the street below her bedroom window. There is a banshee screech of rubber tires on summer pavement. There is the sound of hysterical, improbable laughter, the sound of a screen door flying open, and footsteps receding into the night…. Read more »

From Where I Sit – Making Things Right

Readers of this space may remember an earlier column called Rant Alert! Rant Alert! In it, I blew off steam about deteriorating customer service that appears to be the rule rather than the exception. I bemoaned the prevalence of incompetent, uninterested, disengaged employees all across the spectrum, from mom and pop stores to big-box stores,… Read more »

Click On This – Wonderworld

Too often, I think, we rush from sun to sun, and do not take enough time to look at the beauty of the world that we inhabit. This week, then, a celebration of some of the beauties of planet Earth. U.S. National Arboretum: Bonsai Images http://www.bonsaihunk.us/pic/nat/nat.html No doubt the most well-known of plant life manipulations… Read more »

From the Gallery – Welcome to the Gallery

Welcome to the gallery–the spot to find out all about the latest doings of the AUSU council. I can hear the wheels spinning now. Hold on, you might be thinking. doesn’t AUSU already have a regular column in The Voice? They do, and It’s called AUSU This Month. That’s the place where council shares news,… Read more »

What’s Up?

Have you checked out the Voice events listings lately? There are lots of great events posted–everything from the Bard on the Beach Festival in B.C. to the Festival International Nuits d?Afrique in Montreal. If music is more your thing, there are three days of performances happening at the Islands Folk Festival in Duncan, B.C., or… Read more »