Vol. 16 Iss. 07

Volume 16 Issue 7 - 02/15/2008

Editorial – The $54 Million Question

Ever seen a $54 million laptop? Well, an American woman has?or, more to the point, she hasn’t, which is what makes her think her laptop is worth all that dough. According to the CBC, Raelyn Campbell took her laptop to electronics giant Best Buy to have some warranty repairs done. After waiting the six weeks… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Suspicious Activity

If pressed we can all list a few ways we’ve had a perfectly good day ruined. It may be a flat tire, an extra long lineup at Tim Horton’s, car trouble, power outage, or other such nuisance. Most of us quickly bounce back from these petty irritants. So, let me tell you about my Monday…. Read more »

Health Matters – Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a disease that falls under the umbrella term of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs). These diseases are characterized by inflammation in the digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis affects the colon (most often the lower part), causing ulcers in the lining of the rectum and colon and leading to inflammation, bleeding, and diarrhea. This condition… Read more »

AU Profiles – Amanda Evans

STUDENT: Amanda Evans This week’s profile focuses on a student who’s studying for two degrees at once, but still gets the job done. Amanda Evans, who lives in Hamilton, Ontario, is enroled both as a distance student in Athabasca University’s Bachelor of Science in Human Science (BScHS) program, and as a traditional student at Mohawk… Read more »

Milk-Crate Bandit – Taking Care of Your Crested Gecko

New Caledonia’s crested gecko is one of the most versatile animals in the world. He not only has the ability to change his colour at will for camouflage, but a combination of a prehensile tail; feet adapted to running quietly along the forest floor as well as gripping branches and sticking to tree bark; night… Read more »

A Great Combination: AUSU Provides Locks at Learning Centres

When students arrive to write their exams at the Calgary or Edmonton Learning Centres, they’re often surprised to find that all belongings?including valuables such as laptops?must be left outside the exam area. Until a couple of years ago, this wasn’t a problem: AU provided locks for securing valuables. But too often, students never returned the… Read more »

Education News – Multiple degrees the norm for post-secondary education seekers

WOLFVILLE (CUP) — Post-secondary education is rarely a one-degree commitment anymore, according to a survey of graduating students in the Maritime Provinces. The study, conducted by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission (MPHEC), revealed that over three-quarters of graduates from liberal arts universities plan to continue their education past a bachelor’s degree. The majority of… Read more »

Click On This – Oddities

Most of us get up each morning, work, eat, enjoy a few pastimes or luxuries, sleep, and get up to repeat the process again the next day. Life continues contented and acceptable, and most of us never experience something truly bizarre, odd, or coincidental. Until now. Top 15 Amazing Coincidences Okay, some of That’s just… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Gunman arrested in Montreal high school – In Foreign News: Does your Valentine’s Day gift represent a human rights violation?

At Home: Gunman arrested in Montreal high school Montreal high school Polyvalente Cavelier-de-Lasalle has a reputation of being a somewhat rough educational centre, where earlier in the week a parent allegedly assaulted his eighth grade child’s gym teacher, punching the man and breaking his nose. The police are said to have a close relationship with… Read more »