Vol. 15 Iss. 32

Volume 15 Issue 32 - 08/31/2007

Editorial – Heroes

Hero. The word gets used a lot. There are sports heroes and action heroes, hero sandwiches and superheroes. And now, apparently, there are UFC heroes–but a recent commercial for them only highlighted how far removed they are from what a real hero is. The UFC is the Ultimate Fighting Championship, an entity that, according to… 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 »

From Where I Sit – The Waiting Room

Much of our lives are spent waiting. Waiting in traffic, waiting in lineups, waiting for word, waiting for the perpetually late, waiting for service. Some of us are better waiters than others. We people-watch. We read the latest thriller. We eavesdrop. We catch a snooze. We make lists recapping the day or planning for the… Read more »

Words on Words – Sophie Kinsella – Shopaholic & Baby

Publication date: February 27, 2007 Publisher: The Dial Press Rating: 8 When the retail-obsessed heroine of the Shopaholic series returns–working as a personal shopper in London and expecting her first child–It’s no surprise that she’ll be buying for two. And in Shopaholic & Baby, Becky Bloomwood (now Brandon) doesn’t disappoint, and neither does her creator,… Read more »

Sun Signs – Virgo: August 23 – September 22

Virgo August 23 – September 22 The glyph for Virgo comprises three straight lines with a horizontal line across. The three vertical lines are said to indicate action, harmony, and inertia. Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac, occurring at the end of summer and the beginning of fall. It is the sign of… Read more »

Victoria Denied Injunction Against Homeless People

VICTORIA (CUP) ? Homeless people in Victoria have won a small victory in their upcoming Charter challenge to have their rights to sleep outside recognized. A B.C. Supreme Court judge has dismissed an application from the City of Victoria for a permanent injunction that would have restricted homeless people from setting up another tent city… Read more »

Education News – Proposed university would be most expensive in Canada

If plans go ahead to split Sir Wilfred Grenfell College from its parent university, Memorial, it would not only create a new university in Newfoundland and Labrador?the move would also create ?the most expensive university in Canada? (1). Along with Memorial’s Grenfell campus, the university also comprises the St. John’s campus, the Harlow Campus (in… Read more »

Click On This – Varination

If variety is the spice of life, then the Internet is the spice rack of the universe. Sometimes it astounds me the things you can find, from the sublime to the ridiculous. 800 Notes http://800notes.com/ Just one in a growing group of many sites dedicated to the collection of information regarding ?junk mail? phone calls… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Harper’s Conservatives accused of mishandling campaign funds – In Foreign News: Final South Korean hostages released in Afghanistan

At Home: Harper’s Conservatives accused of mishandling $11 million in campaign funds Liberal leader St├ęphane Dion has announced his anger at the Conservatives during his caucus meeting this Wednesday, calling for Prime Minister Stephen Harper to ?open the books? (1) and let Elections Canada watchdogs see exactly where his party’s campaign money went. The accusation… Read more »