Vol. 17 Iss. 30

Volume 17 Issue 30 - 08/07/2009

Fiction – Will You Come, or Will You Not?

My impatience and doubt take the form of a bastardized childhood rhyme. ?Will you come, or will you not? You told me once, but I forgot,? plays through my mind on loop. Play, rewind, play, rewind, repeat. I scan the grey landscape outside the cafĂ© window for any vague trace of the familiar; a hand,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Cheap Thrills, Part II

As a follow-up to a recent column, here’s part deux in the Cheap Thrills series. It is my attempt to help stretch your dollars this summer as our belt-cinching continues. So for your consideration: 1. How about packing a picnic for the park just like they do in the movies? It would surely be cheaper… 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 – Coraline

DVD: Coraline Theatrical Release: February 6, 2009 DVD Release: July 21, 2009 Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Dawn French Director and Screenwriter: Henry Selick Producer: Bill Mechanic, Claire Jennings, Henry Selick Composer: Bruno Coulais Studio: Focus Features ?Find Our Eyes, Mistress, and Our Souls Will Be Free!? ?I saw pale kings and princes… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . dZ

Ten-year-old alt rock phenomenon dZ has recently written a few songs. She’s also learned to play every instrument needed to record them. She’s also recorded them. And?don’t close the window!?she sounds great, rivalling many top alternative artists in vocal originality and energetic delivery. She’s currently working toward her first EP. Recently dZ took a moment… Read more »

AU Profiles – JoAnne Formanek Gustafson

Student: JoAnne Formanek Gustafson ?Many people are shifting gears in their mid-life years,? says AU student JoAnne Formanek Gustafson. She should know! The Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) student, who’s been taking courses from AU since 1988, explains how she unexpectedly ?fell into? a completely new career field. She also weighs the pros and cons… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU Starter Kit

If You’re a new AU student (or are thinking of becoming one), a great resource to get things on the right track is the AU Starter Kit. The kit includes links to information on how to enrol in undergraduate courses, ways to access financial aid, and how to apply for graduate courses. Studying at an… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Tree Houses

There’s something irresistible about watching the world from a perch among the branches, and tree houses are as popular today as ever. Assuming your zoning bylaws don’t cramp your style, these images prove that the sky’s the limit. New Tree Houses of the World Pete Nelson, a leading tree house designer and builder, has travelled… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Concert promoter to sue over kirpan cancellation – In Foreign News: Virologist says longer school holidays will fight H1N1 spread

At Home: Concert promoter to sue over kirpan cancellation A concert promoter is threatening to sue the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary after guards refused entry to fans wearing kirpans, and the event was cancelled. Punjabi singing star Gurdas Maan was already on stage Sunday evening when about 10 fans were refused entry to the… Read more »