Vol. 15 Iss. 28

Volume 15 Issue 28 - 07/27/2007

Editorial – Dumb and Dumber

In the interest of all things summer-like and relaxed, my editorial radar seems to have sprouted a pair of Tevas, poured itself a cold drink, and wandered off in search of some shade. There are serious news stories galore, but the only things that seem to be catching its indolent eye are the columns of… Read more »

Lost & Found – My Best Friends Are All Subversives

They don’t like the sound of gunfire in the streets, the staccato echoes of shattering glass. Their faces are not bright with triumph in the light from burning buildings. They own no megaphones, and keep no prisoners in windowless basements. But none of this makes them any less dangerous. The upheaval these people instigate comes… 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 »

Music To Eat Lunch To – Still Remains – The Serpent

Release date: August 7, 2007 Label: Roadrunner Records Tracks: 11 Rating: 8 The Serpent is the third full-length release from American techo-metal band Still Remains, a group with talented members that give their songs a flavour not unlike the UK-based Enter Shikari. With T.J. Miller on vocals, Mike Church on guitar and backing vocals, Jordan… Read more »

The Good Life – Noticing the Everyday Special

When You’re young, you sometimes (at least I did) have this idea that there will be these big moments–things like sports championships, graduations from high school and college, getting that first career, your wedding day, your honeymoon, the buying of your first home–that will be the significant and defining times of your life. If You’re… Read more »

Sun Signs – Leo: July 23 – August 22

Leo July 23 – August 22 The glyph for Leo represents the mane of the lion. The glyph’s two incomplete circles can also be seen as the sun being joined by the moon. In mythology, Leo is frequently associated with Nemean the Lion, who was killed by Hercules and then sent into the sky. Leo… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Montreal’s Gay Pride parade hits a stumbling block – In Foreign News: Poaching is a way of life for Eastern Russian villagers

At Home: Montreal’s Gay Pride parade hits a stumbling block Controversy surrounding the Gay Pride parade in Montreal this month has been continuing for the several years it has taken organizers to put the event together, and in the last stages of set-up it seemed that the parade was doomed for the scrap heap after… Read more »

From the Gallery – July Council Meeting

It’s time for an update from the Gallery! The AUSU council met on Monday, July 23, and here are some of the highlights. Council has been busy, and ten items were up for voting and approval. Most of the policy amendments had already been opened and discussed by email, so the only thing to do… Read more »

Click On This – Living Arrangements

Sometimes, in the name of function and functional, we forget the form. Just because we are required to sleep, sit, and store everything we own, doesn’t mean it has to be milk crates and two-by-fours. ISTDIBS http://www.1stdibs.com/ Everything from the seats we sit on to the places where we keep the books we read while… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – Reader Gets Involved

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Re: ?Concert Special: Vans Warped Tour 2007? by Mandy Gardner, v15 i26 (2007-07-13) That was the absolute BEST review! Felt like I myself was back there after my own long absence (3 years)…. Read more »