Vol. 17 Iss. 20

Volume 17 Issue 20 - 05/22/2009

Pages – John Lennon: The Life

The Rutles: All You Need is Cash, was a 1978 television mockumentary that parodied the Beatles, with John Lennon spoofed by the fictional Ron Nasty. In John Lennon: The Life, biographer Philip Norman shows us the real Lennon, who could be quite nasty indeed. We learn about the many instances, sometimes even on stage, in… Read more »

On the Hill – Move Over, Mr. Heep

?Oh, no! I’m a very ?umble person,? says Dickens’s Uriah Heep, that writhing, obsequious character in David Copperfield. And one might be forgiven, with all the wiggling and evading going on at the Oliphant inquiry these days, for thinking that Uriah Heep himself had taken the stand. But no. Instead of Uriah’s memorable brand of… 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 »

From Where I Sit – My Kind of Town

After I graduated from high school eons ago the logical location for post-secondary studies was Edmonton. Edmonton was only an hour away. I was interested in the field of social work but the only degree program in Alberta was at the University of Calgary. Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton had a two-year diploma program and… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Rah Rah

Rah Rah is a new band from Regina whose recently released first album, Going Steady, is already a hit on campus radio and CBC 3. The following are notes from a conversation that took place a week into their cross-Canada tour, between Wanda Waterman St. Louis and the band’s lyricist, Marshall Burns. ?If not for… Read more »

Education News – Education pays, debt delays

OTTAWA (CUP) ? Although a post-secondary education can secure a job quicker and with higher pay, getting there still requires an average debt load of tens of thousands. So says Statistics Canada, which released the National Graduates Survey for 2007 on April 22. The survey was jointly undertaken by Statistics Canada and Human Resources and… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Snack Time

This week, erudite minds in Britain answered a long-debated question: are Pringles really potato chips? (Or crisps, in the vernacular there.) It seems they’ve been officially declared as such, ?enabling the taxman to take a multimillion-pound bite of VAT.? Ah, the joys of that universal pastime: snacking. Favourite Weird Snack Combo Dorm rooms have witnessed… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Safer communities law sees family ejected from home – In Foreign News: Congress to allow concealed weapons in national parks

At Home: Safer communities law sees family ejected from home Under Nova Scotia’s Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods Act, police can shut down buildings known for gambling, prostitution, or as drug havens. That legislation was put to use May 19 as a family was evicted from their home in Sydney Mines, NS, a residence police say… Read more »