Vol. 16 Iss. 14

Volume 16 Issue 14 - 04/04/2008

Editorial – A Feast of Hypocrisy

Let’s get this straight: this is not a pro-seal hunt piece. Nor is it anti-sealing. Instead, It’s a question. A question that I don’t have the answer to, but one that, amid the rhetoric and heated emotions swirling (as they do every year) like a snowstorm around the Canadian seal hunt, needs to be asked…. Read more »

From Where I Sit – Bulletin, Bulletin

I’m not sure if It’s a small-town phenomenon or not. I intend to pay more attention and see if my theory is right. At issue is the matter of community bulletin boards. Today I paused long enough to actually read some of the stuff covering such a board at the local grocery store. It’s about… Read more »

AU Profiles – Barb Rielly

STUDENT: Barb Rielly The Athabasca University Students’ Union has just elected its new council! The next series of profiles will highlight the new and returning councillors of the AUSU Student Council. This week, we meet returning AUSU councillor Barb Rielly, hailing from central Ontario, near Lake Ontario. Barb, whose children are grown, explains why she… Read more »

Canadian Fashion – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

Fashion lovers are abandoning their own designers and local businesses are paying the price MONTREAL (CUP) — It broke our hearts. The last customer trying on the final outfit. The last ?ooh la la.? The final ?ping? of the cash register. And we closed the door behind her. It was the end of Zoola &… Read more »

Did You Know? – Software Savings

As a post-secondary student, you know that the cost of a software program can often add up to more than a couple of courses. So if You’re looking for great deals on the software that will make your essays and Venn diagrams shine, check out JourneyEd. They offer substantial discounts on programs from Microsoft, Adobe,… Read more »

Getting It ‘Write’ – AU’s Write Site

If You’re looking for a single place to find all the academic writing help you need, look no further. AU’s Write Site has it covered, from grammar quizzes to ESL support to feedback on individual assignments. Whether You’re trying to organize an essay or put the finishing touches on a project, there’s something for everyone… Read more »

Hair Brain Scheme 2008 Fundraiser – It’s Here!

It’s here! The Hair Brain Scheme 2008 fundraiser for Alzheimer research takes place Saturday, April 5. Come out and support AU’s own Bonnie Nahornick as she shaves her head (for the fourth time!) in aid of two good causes: the event will raise funds for the Alzheimer Society, and Bonnie’s hair will be donated to… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Out With It

With winter finally over and spring weather on the way, everyone’s thoughts turn, naturally, to the great outdoors. Whether gardening, jogging, hiking, or soaking up the sun is your thing, It’s time to get outside and rediscover what was under all that snow?from top to bottom. The Cloud Appreciation Society Look up. Look way up…. Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Canada’s immigration stats changing – In Foreign News: UK immigration policy changing

At Home: Canada’s immigration stats changing Statistics Canada says that the ethnicity of Canada is changing. Groups that make up what are considered Canada’s visible minorities are now larger than ever before. The statistical agency tells us that a full 16 per cent of the Canadian population comprises those minorities. This translates into over five… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – We Love to Hear From You!

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@ausu.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Re: ?The Mindful Bard: The Bible? by Wanda Waterman St. Louis, v16 i13 (2008-03-28) Thanks Wanda for another thoughtful recommendation. I’ll be adding The Bible to my reading list, which is, granted, a… Read more »