Vol. 17 Iss. 02

Volume 17 Issue 2 - 01/16/2009

Operation Dialogue – Take the Challenge!

Do you know all the words to Canada’s national anthem? Can you rattle off the names of every prime minister?and the years they were elected? Whether You’re a whiz on Canadiana or need to brush up on the names of the capitals, the Talk About Canada!? Scholarship Quiz is back and you could win some… Read more »

On the Hill – A Bigger Shovel

One of the biggest factors underlying the global financial mess was easy credit. For years, banks and brokers made staggering profits by coming up with new ways to get people into mortgages?even people who would never be able to afford the spiralling interest rates on those sub-prime loans. Even with the depths of the financial… Read more »

Porkpie Hat – What You Should Know

Excuse me, Sir. I don’t mean to be disrespectful, and I don’t mean to be rude. But there are some things you ought to be aware of. You should know, for example, that the brain of that moth that you never would have noticed, the one squashed on the grill of your Mercedes SUV, is… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Jeanne (Doucet) Currie

Jeanne (Doucet) Currie is an Acadian recording artist living in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. From July to September 2008 her third CD, Serrons-nous la Main, was one of the top 10 songs on Franco Country, Radio-Canada, Galaxie. She was one of the artists featured in ?Members News? in the SOCAN French magazine Paroles et Musique… Read more »

Poetry – Visions and Contemplations

Visions and Contemplations Making wise choices for the future means being informed. If you’re looking for a place to start, these films examine some of today’s important social, political, and environmental issues: The Corporation, Who Killed the Electric Car, Zeitgeist, Seeds of Change, and Loose Change. These films and others are available online at Google… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Harper and Obama to meet, possibly disagree over NAFTA – In Foreign News: Fed up with religious propaganda, European atheists start to advertise

At Home: Harper and Obama to meet, possibly disagree over NAFTA Although spokespeople for the Obama administration cannot give details on the agenda or specify a date, they have announced that once Barrack Obama becomes president of the United States on January 20, his first international trip will be to Canada. The current president-elect has… Read more »

Did You Know? – Read All About It

If you want to get the latest scoop on what’s happening at AU, look no further than their Magazines and Publications page?the place to be for student news, links to scholastic journals, and newsletters. You’ll find Open Magazine, full of great articles and interviews (be sure to check out the fascinating history of AU in… Read more »