Vol. 17 Iss. 29

Volume 17 Issue 29 - 07/31/2009

Eras in Education – Bento Boxes

In all cultures and times, education systems enforce a degree of uniformity on pupils. During lunch hour, however, students are freer to express the outside culture of which they are a part. By comparing the lunchtime experience of Canadian and Japanese schoolchildren, basic cultural differences appear. Sometimes lunch seems like only a mirage on the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Now That Makes Me Mad

For years I’ve used this space and elsewhere to gush about the joys and benefits of reading. I’ve mentioned favourite writers like Julia Cameron, Joan Barfoot, Carol Shields, and others. I’ve recommended titles of books both fiction and non-fiction that have impacted me and may interest you. I’ve suggested free and affordable ways to get… 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 – Séraphine

DVD: Séraphine Theatrical Release: 2008 DVD Release: June 5, 2009 Starring: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Genevieve Mnich Director: Martin Provost When the Poet’s Door to Madness Gets Blown Off its Hinges ?When I feel sad I go for a walk in the country and I touch the trees. I talk to the birds,… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald is a Calgary folk singer-songwriter with a unique, passionate vocal style and a penchant for performing with colossal numbers of people on stage. Among other honours he was voted ?most promising songwriter? at the Calgary Folk Festival. Fitzgerald recently released The MBF Love EP, a wondrous collection of songs about love lost… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Ice

Whether It’s a tiny cube in a glass or an enormous berg floating across the ocean, ice comes in a surprising variety of forms for such a simple substance. Here’s a look at just a few of its many faces. The Blue Lagoon When it comes to chunks of ice, glaciers are the granddaddies of… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: NL eliminates student-loan interest – In Foreign News: Voluntary ban on hiring dropouts suggested in Texas

At Home: NL eliminates student-loan interest It’s never easy juggling courses and student loan applications, and it can be even harder paying those loans back, but things just got a little easier for students in Newfoundland and Labrador. As of midnight on August 1, the provincial government will ?eliminate the interest on student loans,? as… Read more »