Vol. 15 Iss. 35

Volume 15 Issue 35 - 09/21/2007

Editorial – Making a List, Checking it Twice

In some ways, surfing the Internet is the equivalent of overhearing a conversation between strangers in a public place. When it comes to blogs, readers? responses to articles, and personal websites, It’s the same context: the information You’re hearing (or reading) is someone’s opinion?no more, no less. Even if one of those strangers claimed to… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Living the Dream

Some might call it a mid-life crisis. We prefer to consider it an old dream just recently fulfilled. For years Roy talked about wanting a Honda Gold Wing motorcycle. For the uninitiated, it’s not a crotch rocket. It’s not a sport bike or even a cruiser. It’s a touring bike, or, in the words of… 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 – Battle of the Rappers

I daresay if you have been awake this past month, you are aware that September 11 was the official drop date for two rap albums: 50 Cent’s Curtis and Kanye West’s Graduation. It has, for reasons that remain blurry at best, been a heated battle for top sales, and at one point 50 said he’d… Read more »

Lost & Found – The Path

Okay, all right. So You’re walking along this path, and you can’t quite remember how you got there, or what you are heading for. The path leads through a darkened wood. You seem to think that you’ve been walking along this path for a very, very long time, yet it seems completely unfamiliar. There is… Read more »

The Good Life – The Ways We Learn

It’s funny how many things in life fall under the category of ?both a blessing and a curse.? One of the things, as far as I’m concerned, is the fact that in this complex and amazing world we inhabit it is simply not possible to ever stop learning. On the one hand, this is a… Read more »

Lost In Translation – Pride and Prejudice x 3

Lost In Translation: Pride and Prejudice x 3 Whenever a popular novel hits the shelves, it’s almost certain that a film version will follow. And it’s equally certain to give rise to a debate: which was better, the film or the book? While I am not a big fan of film remakes in general, there… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Afghanistan pleads with Canada to stay the course – In Foreign News: Pacific Rim countries unite against climate change

At Home: Afghanistan pleads with Canada to stay the course It has been the opinion of many Canadians over the last several years that our country’s involvement in Afghanistan is without any real merit. Troops continue to be sent into the war-torn country on the assumption that they are aiding the nation in its battle… Read more »

Click On This – Watching the Wheels

You gotta get there, right? You might be getting there by foot, air, rail, water, or road, but you’re getting there . . . or maybe you’re just playing at it. World’s Largest Railway Model This makes me want to set up my own choo-choos. Yes, as a matter of fact, I do have choo-choos!… Read more »