Vol. 16 Iss. 24

Volume 16 Issue 24 - 06/13/2008

Editorial – Enough Said

As far as most rational people are concerned, the world has seen and heard more than enough of murderer Paul Bernardo. Along with the horrific news accounts of his crimes, there have been books, movies, and reams of armchair analysis and comments. Except for practitioners and students of law, psychology, and perhaps sociology, there’s no… Read more »

From Where I Sit – I Don’t Get It

I like to think I’ve led a reasonably well-informed life. I read newspapers, watch the news, and ask a lot of questions of virtually any and everyone. But there are some things I just don’t get. Am I alone in this? I don’t get the whole Sex and the City phenomenon. We never had satellite… Read more »

Milk-Crate Bandit – Punched Out by Literacy

In the last year, a friend of mine got what is likely the cleverest tattoo imaginable; each of his hands, when made into fists, now read respectively ?read? and ?more? so that should need ever be that he give you a pair of black eyes, at least the experience would be educational. In a time… Read more »

Cultural Mosaic – Introduction to Zoroastrianism

Zoroastrianism is the religion founded by the prophet Zarathushtra (Zarthosht in Persian) in ancient Persia or modern-day Iran. The religion predates Christianity and Islam. Some scholars and historians assert the religion has influenced those faiths and Judaism with its doctrines of one God, a dualistic viewpoint of good and evil, and a final day of… Read more »

Did You Know? – AUSU Bulletin Board

Have something to sell? Looking for a new job, or maybe a volunteer opportunity? Want to connect with a Study Buddy for that new course you just enroled in? Then why not check out the AUSU Bulletin Board? If You’re an AU student, and have a valid login and username for the AUSU site, you… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Plenty of Sole

Last week we looked at some of the marvels connected to the human hand. This week, It’s time to give those other hard-working appendages their due. Whether we’re walking, dancing, or winning the 100-metre Olympic dash, our feet are the oft-neglected support that carries us through life. Bata Shoe Museum Even if you can’t get… Read more »

Education News – A Mounting Slope: the Ontario tuition fee problem

With the board of governors’ recent approval of the 2008/2009 budget, Ontario students will once again see the cost of tuition increase Waterloo (CUP) — As tuition fees across the province continue to rise, undergraduate students in Ontario are faced with the burden of personally contributing the funds necessary for post-secondary education. Though tuition fees… Read more »