Vol. 17 Iss. 14

Volume 17 Issue 14 - 04/10/2009

On the Hill – Everyone’s a Critic

?To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.? Elbert Hubbard may not have been talking about stimulus spending when he said that, but his words certainly fit these times?especially when it comes to the flurry of opinions criticizing Ottawa’s choices in doling out that $40 billion stimulus package. One of the latest examples comes… Read more »

AUSU This Month – Annual AGM Held; Media Committee Started

Annual AGM Held As you probably already know from the AGM Report put out by the Voice, AUSU held its annual general meeting on March 23, 2009. In that meeting a number of important revisions to the definitions of AUSU membership occurred, to make sure that the Councillors you elect are able to represent you… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Adam’s Apples

DVD: Adam’s Apples Theatrical release: 2007 DVD Release: 2008 Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Ulrich Thomsen, Paprika Steen, Nicolas Bro, Ali Kazim Director: Anders Thomas Jensen Danish (subtitles) The Skinhead, the Rapist, the Terrorist, and the Country Parson ?And the moment that you wander far from me I wanna feel you in my arms again . …. Read more »

From Where I Sit – Excel Rocks

In August 2008 I bought a new laptop. It’s an HP with 17-inch monitor. I had no choice in the operating system that was installed. Despite all the bad press Windows Vista has had since it was launched in January 2007, It’s not going anywhere and for better or worse That’s what I got. For… Read more »

Porkpie Hat – I Saw You . . .

You . . . were sitting on the edge of the bed we once shared, combing your hair in the mirror. You were staring at yourself, past yourself, past the reflection of me. I . . . was moving backwards in the darkness of the landing, drifting backwards down the stairs, floating backwards into the… Read more »

The Blue Screen of Death

I know the signs; I’ve seen them before. In the beginning the hints are subtle; there are slight hesitations before agreeing to do as I ask. The hesitations last no longer than the taking of a deep breath, but they seem to last for an eternity. It’s not outright mutiny I’m facing, but an inclination… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Adam Boyle of Left of Zero

Left of Zero is a Toronto-based progressive rock band consisting of Jade Lamarche, Luis Figueroa, Derek Edwards, and Adam Boyle. Their music is avant-garde and polyrhythmic, their performances bursting with energy and good chemistry. The band released their debut album in 2008 and have just released an EP titled Blame the Gun. The following are… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU Library 2.0

If you still think libraries are dusty places with stern librarians, you might be surprised when you check out AU’s Library 2.0 Along with all the regular features of the library, they’ve added some great new tools to help you find exactly what You’re looking for. One popular feature is the LibX Toolbar?just follow the… Read more »

Education News – Students not psyched for science

HAMILTON (CUP) ? ?I just find it really boring the way it is taught,? said high school student Chelsea Ladd. Ladd is a Grade 12 student at Bishop Ryan Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario, and her apathy is not uncommon. According to a panel of experts speaking in a series facilitated by the Ontario… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Parents, educators divided over online school info – In Foreign News: UK finance jobs pay women 60 per cent less than men

At Home: Parents, educators divided over online school info Schools from kindergarten to university have long been ranked by a variety of factors, including student/faculty ratio, library funding, and academic performance. But a new feature on the Ontario government’s website took things a little further: it included data on ?the income, education and immigrant backgrounds… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Easter Egg Hunt

It’s Easter, and that means there’ll be bunnies and chocolate and, yes, decorated eggs galore. But instead of searching for the hard-boiled kind, we’ve got an Easter egg hunt of our own?from the electronic ones hidden in DVDs to the exquisite craftsmanship of Fabergé and beyond. Faberge Eggs It’s hardly an exhaustive look, but these… Read more »