Vol. 17 Iss. 19

Volume 17 Issue 19 - 05/15/2009

On the Hill – Protest This

When the protest by Tamil-Canadians swarmed onto Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway last week, the frustration of thousands of observers boiled over too. For the most part, the outrage was well-founded. Not only did the protesters use small children as barriers between themselves and riot police, they put thousands of other innocent lives at risk. It wouldn’t… Read more »

On Assault (as Committed by a Two-Year-Old)

In all my time spent as a childcare worker, I had never received a parent complaint about my performance. Not until near the end of my childcare career, that is, when the father of a child in my care lodged a complaint against both my co-worker and myself. We had failed in our duties, he… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Shameless Huckster

It’s Wednesday night as I write this and I feel an odd mixture of fatigue, anticipation, and nervous energy. My sister, my mother, and I are all joining forces for a multi-family garage sale this Victoria Day weekend. We bought a couple of newspaper ads and Sherry’s Jim is making some very professional looking signs… 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 »

In Conversation With . . . Lawrence Blatt

Lawrence Blatt is a multi-string instrumentalist known for flawless, inventive playing and compositions based on meditations on such things as colour, number, and the laws of physics. Blatt’s latest album, The Color of Sunshine, was produced by renowned guitarist (and once owner of Windham Hill Records) William Ackerman and recorded in Ackerman’s studio in Brattleboro,… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Spy Game

A recent New York Times article revealed that, along with the usual military training, some West Point cadets are getting lessons in cyber war: learning to defend a computer network against enemy attacks. James Bond may not wear fatigues, but here’s a look at the way the spy game used to be played. Mata Hari… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Bylaws block veterinary college from putting horses out to pasture – In Foreign News: Google Street View blocked in Greece

At Home: Bylaws block veterinary college from putting horses out to pasture The barn is half finished, but Charlottetown’s Atlantic Veterinary College needs to tame local bylaws before it can put its teaching horses to pasture. As this CBC article reports, the pasturing facility is ready except for the proposed barn. The structure would include… Read more »

Convocation 2009 – Calling All Soon-to-Be AU Grads!

Are you one of the proud AU students who will be graduating this June? If so, Voice readers want to hear from you! One of the most popular features of our convocation coverage is the grad interviews?a chance for brand-new grads to share their thoughts on what it took (and how great it feels!) to… Read more »

Education News – Facebook users get lower grades: study

VICTORIA (CUP) ? It takes little more than a glance at the computer screens on any campus to see that Facebook is a frequent distraction for students, both out of class and in. And while it may seem like a harmless pastime, a recent study by Ohio State University education doctoral student Aryn Karpinski found… Read more »