Vol. 17 Iss. 03

Volume 17 Issue 3 - 01/23/2009

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 – Mirror, Mirror

Long before the jubilant frenzy surrounding President Barack Obama peaked at his inauguration, the world was watching US events unfold with growing fascination. Canadians watched with especially sharp interest. The US is our largest trading partner, and a new administration That’s such a clear break from the old will undoubtedly affect everything from trade agreements… Read more »

Music To Eat Lunch To – Fallout Boy: Folie à Deux

Release date: December 16, 2008 Label: Island Tracks: 13 Rating: 3 Fallout Boy, initially grouped into the same genre as virtually every one-hit wonder, so-called pop-punk band, has done a great job of staying afloat these past few years and making a name for themselves that extends past the original label. With poppy, tentatively thrashy… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Go Lightly

At this moment in our house there are four pieces of luggage littering the hallway. They will become our ticket out of town, out of this wretched winter. In November we were all quite smug in Alberta as one unseasonably warm day stretched into another until before we knew it the whole month had become… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Patrice Boulianne of Blou

This Beautiful Mess Patrice Boulianne, a.k.a. Blou, fronts a band of the same name in Meteghan, Nova Scotia. Blou has forged a new style of Acadian music dubbed Acadico, a blend of Cajun, Acadian, and zydeco, and has won numerous awards at home and internationally. Originally from St. Boniface, Manitoba, Boulianne moved to Moncton, New… Read more »

This World – Jelawung Jungle

Based on journal entries, this article recounts some of the author’s adventures during the three months he spent living in the jungle and acting as a guide for foreign tourists, struggling to clear paths through dense bamboo groves while learning more about himself and his surroundings. Jelawung Jungle ? Peninsular Malaysia February 23, 2001 I… 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 »

From the Gallery

With visions of turkey and sugarplums fading into memory, It’s back to business after the holidays! January 19 was the first meeting of 2009 for AUSU council, and here are some of the highlights. Several motions were approved, and among them was one affecting The Voice. In keeping with making the magazine autonomous, council has… Read more »

International News Desk – In Foreign News: International bookies placed odds on Obama’s inauguration phrases

In Foreign News: International bookies placed odds on Obama’s inauguration phrases New US President Barack Obama was sworn in Tuesday, January 20, in front of thousands of onlookers and billions of television viewers worldwide. And much to the disappointment of long-shot bettors in the United Kingdom and other countries (including the US, where online betting… Read more »

Education News – Sustainability money remains untouched

MONTREAL (CUP) ? Nine months ago, the Quebec government pledged $250,000 to fund student-run sustainability initiatives at universities across the province. To this day, not one campus has seen a single dollar of that money. And they might never if an extension for the July 2009 deadline to appropriate the funds isn’t approved. Line Beauchamp?Quebec’s… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Moving Day

While President Barack Obama may have a large staff to deal with all the messy details of moving, the average person dreads all that packing tape and the miscellaneous clutter that always seems to get dumped into a box at the last minute. In honour of the big move that took place in Washington this… Read more »