Vol. 15 Iss. 46

Volume 15 Issue 46 - 12/07/2007

Editorial – Stuff It

?Tis the season for goodwill, time with family and friends?and stuff. Yes, stuff. The stuff that the unceasing efforts of retailers, advertisers, and corporations convince us that we need. We must join the sweaty, frazzled hordes on the road and at the mall, seeking out just the right sweater-cellphone-cookware-printer-camera to wrap up and place under… Read more »

AUSU This Month – AUSU Job Posting – Chief Returning Officer

AUSU Job Posting – Chief Returning Officer The Athabasca University Students’ Union (AUSU) represents AU students and their interests. The Union strives for a fair and accessible election process for members to the Students’ Council. To this end, AUSU is seeking a student to fulfill the role of Chief Returning Officer (CRO) for the 2008… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Delete

This morning I spent too long cleaning up my email. There were 14 messages to read. Well, not messages exactly; more like forwarded jokes, video clips, and links to YouTube or other sites. There weren’t any real pieces of genuine communication. You know, the whole reason email was supposed to exist: to offer a cheap,… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – In Its Wake

Release date: November 6, 2007 Label: Independent release Tracks: 7 Rating: 5 This is the debut, self-titled album from four-piece Ontario band In Its Wake, a group whose front man describes their music as ?alternative soul rock.? I agree wholeheartedly with this self-labelling. Unfortunately, I don’t feel that alternative, soul, and rock music can be… Read more »

The Learning Curve – Putting It Off

Well, December has arrived and my well-laid plans to have all three courses finished by the end of this month are on wobbly ground right now. The joys of being able to study in my jammies, curl up on the couch with a good novel and call it ?studying,? and not finish the assignment this… Read more »

Education News – Post-secondary drop-out rate alarming

OTTAWA (CUP) — One in seven Canadian students drops out of their post-secondary studies. According to the Youth in Transition survey, released by Statistics Canada on Nov. 20, approximately 15 per cent of students who start post-secondary education never finish. The survey began tracking a sample group of students aged 18 ? 20 in 1999… Read more »

The Voice Wants You – The Education Beat

Do the latest developments in education interest, intrigue, or even infuriate you? Do you follow the ups and downs of college and university life and the federal and provincial decisions that affect students? If this sounds like you, here’s a chance to make your opinions pay. The Voice is looking for a writer with a… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Albertans poised to spend more than any other province this Christmas – In Foreign News: American housing crisis continues, marks global economic crisis –

At Home: Albertans poised to spend more than any other province this Christmas A survey conducted by Statistics Canada shows that holiday shopping last year followed the established trend, with Albertans spending considerably more than residents of other provinces and territories across the country. The survey results estimate that in 2006 the average Albertan spent… Read more »

Click On This – Kullers

It’s the time of year when many of us turn our thoughts to the bright, the cheery, the warm, the colourful. So, simply put, this is a celebration of colour and colourful things. The Colors of Your College Degree Someday we’re all going to be standing under that candy-striped red-and-white tent wearing something off this… Read more »