Vol. 17 Iss. 17

Volume 17 Issue 17 - 05/01/2009

On the Hill – Generation Me

Generation Me. It’s one of the names being given to the current crop of young adults, those born in the ?70s to the ?90s. The reason? The sense of entitlement many of these young people display when they hit college or university. A couple of recent articles in The New York Times and The Manitoban… 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 »

Dear Barb – Dating Dilemma

Dear Barb: My father is 55 years old and has been widowed for several years. He didn’t date for a long time after my mother passed away and I know he was very lonely. The problem is that now he is dating indiscriminately. When I go to his apartment I find women’s clothes, makeup, etc…. Read more »

From Where I Sit – A Well-Oiled Machine

This morning Roy and I went to a Ritchie Bros. dispersal sale. It was a sight to behold. The night before, two local television stations had done stories about the sale in Nisku. When we checked out a John Deere combine a few days ago it was machinery, trucks, and heavy equipment as far as… Read more »

Porkpie Hat – A Dark and Moving Mass

I am learning what it means to be a human being. It is such a strange thing?crude and clumsy and strangely beautiful. Always, I am learning to put one foot in front of the other, always picking myself up and starting again. I am walking into doors and stepping on feet. I am learning how… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . The Spinney Brothers

The Spinney Brothers are an acclaimed bluegrass band from the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, known by bluegrass fans all over North America for their masterful musicianship, tight, rich vocals, and amazing performances. They’ve just put out their seventh album since 1993, When the Golden Leaves Begin to Fall (reviewed this issue). Wanda Waterman St…. Read more »

Education News – Cars of the future roll onto campuses

Automotive Partnership Canada ties industry to research, ignites controversy OTTAWA (CUP) ? The federal government is getting students into the auto business. On April 16, Industry Minister Tony Clement announced Automotive Partnership Canada, a five-year program aiming to foster automotive research and development at Canadian universities. The program will support research projects that aim to… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Musicality

This week we’ve got a collection of sites with plenty of harmony?musical harmony, that is. From the sweet sounds of a Stradivarius to the eerie echo of the Theremin, here’s a look at the quirky side of hitting all the right notes. Neanderthal Flute It’s hard to change our mental stereotype of a Neanderthal (brutish… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Money Mart fees called ?conspiracy? – In Foreign News: Ireland not prepared to battle swine flu

At Home: Money Mart fees called ?conspiracy? As a class-action lawsuit against National Money Mart and its US parent company began, the company’s interest rates were described by the lead lawyer in the case as a ?conspiracy.? More than 240,000 plaintiffs are represented in the lawsuit, which alleges that, between 1997 and 2007, National Money… Read more »