Vol. 15 Iss. 37

Volume 15 Issue 37 - 10/05/2007

Editorial – A Real Difference

On September 28, the Alberta government announced it is investing $30 million in Athabasca University’s new Academic and Research Centre. This is wonderful news. Construction on the new centre is scheduled to start next summer, and this funding will help AU provide capacity for as many as 15,000 more course registrations in distance learning each… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – Nightwish – Dark Passion Play

Release date: September 26, 2007 Label: Nuclear Blast/Roadrunner Records Tracks: 13 Rating: 10 This Finnish new-metal band has succeeded in creating an overwhelmingly operatic experience with their sixth studio release, Dark Passion Play. Thanks to the collaboration between the five existing Nightwish members and the London Session Orchestra, this entire record plays like a night… Read more »

Lost & Found – Befriending the Enemy

It’s a night in late summer. we’re gathered around the barbecue in the back yard of my friend’s cabin on the Sunshine Coast. There are maybe a half dozen of us, drinking beer and eating grilled oysters. There’s this American guy from Idaho–checked shirt, baseball cap, one of those foghorn voices you can hear from… Read more »

AU Tutor Bio – Anne Nothof

For AU tutor Anne Nothof, all the world truly is a stage. A tutor and academic with Athabasca for the past 25 years, Dr. Nothof is a specialist in the history of drama, and she has presented conference papers on theatre in such far-flung places as England, Russia, Israel, and Mexico, to name a few…. Read more »

In the Name of Honour

She is kicked again and again and again. At one point, what looks like a concrete block is thrown on her. Whether this is the fatal blow or not is unclear. What is clear with frightening certainty is that the girl, 17-year-old Du’a Khalil Aswad, lies dead, murdered in cold blood by an angry mob;… Read more »

Education News: Student unions question CFS membership

Five members expected to attempt defederation this year WOLFVILLE (CUP) — The membership of the Canadian Federation of Students may drop significantly in the next year. Three students’ unions have initiated the defederation process and several others are examining their options. CFS National Chairperson Amanda Aziz has confirmed that her office has received requests for… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Canada Revenue Agency obtains list of sellers from EBay – In Foreign News: U.S. seeks support for an Iranian strike

At Home: Canada Revenue Agency obtains list of sellers from EBay The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has won the right to obtain information from EBay Canada concerning those EBay members who have managed to make a living from their online businesses. After a legal battle based on a very weak criticism of the collection of… Read more »

Click On This – Taster’s Choice

It’s harvest time and Thanksgiving and Halloween approach, so thoughts of many a soul turn to bringing in the crops and raking in the sugar on the 31st. The latter may just be a treat, an extra, but the basic truth of the matter is that if we don’t eat, we don’t live. Food might… Read more »