Vol. 15 Iss. 34

Volume 15 Issue 34 - 09/14/2007

Editorial – Rose-Coloured Glasses

Love her or hate her, there’s no denying that Rosie O?Donnell has broken a lot of barriers on the road to success, both personal and professional. She succeeded as a woman in the male-dominated stand-up comedy world. She went on to host a successful Emmy-winning daytime talk show. She has also faced–and overcome–the obstacles presented… 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 – Attention Getter

Death is God’s way of getting our attention. Just how much attention is determined by several factors. Was the person Pavarrati, or my cousin from Vegreville, or a teen drug dealer, or an elderly neighbour? Did it become a media event or a private affair? Were there floral and plush-toy shrines à la Princess Diana?… Read more »

Lost & Found – Than to Curse the Darkness

?It is better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.? – Confucius Better to walk a mile along an empty beach on a moonless night, with the banshee wind howling in your ears, taking away your breath. Better to hold a laughing infant, with all the love and care in your soul,… Read more »

The Good Life – The End of Innocence?

As much as I enjoy the stage of life I am experiencing right now, there are times when I very much miss the simple faith and trust of my childhood days. I remember things like being able to eat an oatmeal cookie from a package, or spread peanut butter over slices of rubbery white bread,… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Land of Plenty

DVD: Land of Plenty Release date: October 10, 2006 Directed by: Wim Wenders Young Lana returns to America after years in Africa and the Middle East with her missionary parents and walks right into a volunteer role in a mission in Los Angeles’s homeless district. You will not often find a character like Lana in… Read more »

AU Profiles – Sharon Holtz

STUDENT: Sharon Holtz In this week’s profile we introduce Sharon Holtz, a BSc student living in Edmonton, Alberta. She shares how teaching her children helps her study (and puts them ahead of the curve!), offers encouragement to students experiencing difficulties, and tells how her own struggles and setbacks have made her all the more determined… Read more »

Click On This – Blast From the Past – 1970s

Just when you think some things have finally gone away, or you at least hoped they had, oh no, there they are, right there, on your walls, on your floors, on the bodies of your children. It’s the ?70s, and they’re baaaack. Wallpaper From the 70s Sometimes I think the ?70s was a giant acid… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Newfoundland and Labrador politicians living it up–at taxpayers’ expense – In Foreign News: HIV infections cause closure of Peru’s blood banks

At Home: Newfoundland and Labrador politicians living it up–at taxpayers? expense While the West may be booming, provinces like Newfoundland and Labrador aren’t usually thought of as rolling in dough–but it seems that some politicians haven’t heard. John Noseworthy, the provincial auditor general, uncovered as much as $2.2 million in lavish spending claimed on expense… Read more »