Vol. 16 Iss. 16

Volume 16 Issue 16 - 04/18/2008

This World – Hanging Up the Keys

?Lose 2,000 lbs. overnight,? a local ad promises. It’s part of the city of Arlington, Virginia’s Car-Free Diet program?an initiative encouraging people to use public transportation, walk, or bike rather than driving everywhere. I became an unwilling participant in the program this year when my husband and I temporarily relocated to Virginia. My car is… Read more »

Editorial – A Million Times Over

The magnitude of the glacier is overwhelming. Miles of ice roll in solid waves, a frozen monument to the incomprehensible immensity of time. It makes the knowledge that these massive blocks of ice are disappearing all the more staggering. Common wisdom, and most science, holds that cracking Arctic ice shelves and melting glaciers are the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Attitude is Everything

?Some people turn back their odometers. Not me. I want people to know why I look this way. I’ve travelled a long way and some of the roads weren’t paved.? So goes this anonymous bit in an email I received called Great Thoughts. ?Life begins to suck at 40,” reads the huge headline in the… Read more »

AU Profiles – Sarah Kertcher

STUDENT: Sarah Kertcher 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 Sarah Kertcher, a student in Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Management program. Sarah, who’s concentrating in marketing and… Read more »

Fiction – Ante Up

They sat and played their game in a bright and busy park; the old men could always be found there when the weather was good. The game changed from time to time, sometimes rummy or crib or euchre, but they liked poker most of all and it was around this game that the most severe… Read more »

Education News – Manitoba tuition frozen for one more year

But fees will increase by 10 per cent beginning in 2009 WINNIPEG (CUP) — Manitoba’s tuition fee freeze will continue for the 2008-2009 academic year but, beginning in September 2009, tuition will begin a legislated 10 per cent increase. ?We decided to keep the tuition freeze for a year because we think It’s important that… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Ontario Stays the Course with Trade Mission to China – In Foreign News: Archeological Treasure to be Flooded in Turkey

At Home: Ontario Stays the Course with Trade Mission to China Despite all the controversy over dealings with China as of late, the government of Ontario decided to continue its trade mission to the country. Sandra Pupatello, Ontario’s trade minister, travelled to China late last week with the goal of promoting business between Ontario and… Read more »

Did You Know? – Study Skills

If You’re looking for great tips on how to handle some of the study problems that students encounter, check out AU’s Study Skills page. You’ll find practical solutions on a variety of topics, including time management, getting the most out of textbooks, and even advice on effective ways to highlight texts. Other topics include mastering… Read more »

Click On This – Paperchase

I bet you were thinking that the only things that came on paper were bills and junk mail, right? Oh how wrong you are! Even good things come in dead tree format. Start Here Neat little notebooks to keep yourself organized. Paper Crafts Journals and Bookmaking A whole forum dedicated to these delights; tips, tricks,… Read more »