Vol. 16 Iss. 15

Volume 16 Issue 15 - 04/11/2008

Editorial – A Graceful Exit

One of the most interesting things in the news this week is an article about the hit Canadian television show Corner Gas. Yes, I know. Protests on the Olympic torch relay are wreaking havoc; the price of oil keeps climbing; the RCMP deputy commissioner, Barbara George, has been found in contempt of Parliament; and we’re… Read more »

Plagiarism 101 – Plagiarism software: A primer

When it comes to finding places to buy essays, there isn’t much confusion. Essay-writing services do a booming business, and they’re not shy about selling themselves. ?Let professionals take care of your papers,? boasts one. Term papers, lab reports, admission essays, theses?name your deadline, they’ll name their price. Other sites offer advice?and standard text?so students… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Here and Now

Is there a person alive who hasn’t said or done something stupid they regret, if not immediately then at some future date? Most of us will admit this sad fact in the privacy of our own thoughts, if we do at all. MP Tom Lukiwski is not most people. When public figures get caught making… Read more »

AU Profiles – Karl Low

STUDENT: Karl Low 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’s profile focuses on Karl Low, who is returning to the AUSU Student Council for a second term. Karl, an English major, feels… Read more »

Milk-Crate Bandit – Not-So-Starving Artists

History is rife with losers that gave everything they had to their art which, though it immortalized them in the end, never gave anything back during their lifetimes. Among this list rank sad sacks like Pablo Picasso, George Washington Carver, Joseph Mohr, and William Percival Josquin Walcarn Shakespeare III, Esq. There is a similar stigma… Read more »

Health Matters – Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation caused by excessive stretching of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a broad band of fibrous tissue which runs along the bottom surface of the foot . . . When the plantar fascia is excessively stretched, this can cause plantar fasciitis – www.foot.com Plantar fasciitis is the most common… 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 »

Click of the Wrist – How Very Sporting

The closest most of us get to being an Olympic athlete is the exercise of channel surfing between events. In the interests of all things athletic, here’s a look at the wide (and occasionally weird) world of sports. Olympic Games This list includes some truly hilarious remarks made by Olympic commentators and other sports-watchers, like… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Canadian war vet cut off from visitors by border crackdown – In Foreign News: IOC relieved by San Francisco torch relay events

At Home: Canadian war vet cut off from visitors by border crackdown An 85-year-old New Brunswick man has had access to his home cut off after a crackdown by U.S. border services. Nikolaj Pedersen’s farm is in New Brunswick, but the road that carries friends, family, mail, and the newspaper to his door lies in… Read more »