Vol. 17 Iss. 35

Volume 17 Issue 35 - 09/18/2009

Have Tickets, Won’t Travel

What has two legs and flies? If I can possibly help it, the answer is ?Not me.? As far as I’m concerned, the age of air travel is officially over. It’s just not fun anymore. It starts when you walk in the airport and see the line stretching across the terminal. You notice that the… 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 – don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

Regular readers of FWIS know I’m a voracious reader. Regular patrons of any retail bookstore know reading is an expensive pastime. That’s why I’m thrilled to get books at more affordable prices. Costco is great for new books at reduced prices. The selection is limited to Oprah titles, popular fiction, and some non-fiction. I’ve gotten… Read more »

Dear Barb – Wedding Guest Can Show She’s Moved On

Dear Barb: I am in my early twenties and until last year I had been involved in a serious relationship. I was in love with this man and thought he would be my life partner. Therefore I was completely devastated when I received an email from him telling me that the relationship was over. The… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Marco Benevento

Marco Benevento is a Brooklyn-based experimental composer and performer known for his innovative compositions and arrangements, brilliant keyboard playing, and energetic performances. He just released his second CD, Me Not Me, and on September 26 he’ll be playing at Le Divan Orange in Montreal. Recently, while en route to Fall River, Massachusetts to perform, Marco… Read more »

Did You Know? – Science Labs

Most AU students are familiar with the university’s excellent library services, but unless You’re a Science student you may not be aware of another great resource That’s available: the science labs. AU ?provides facilities in which to complete all compulsory labs in-person in Athabasca,? and some lab sessions can be organized so students can complete… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Odd Attractions

Most people are familiar with the standard fare at amusement parks: roller coasters, Ferris wheels, and hotdogs. But the realm of possibilities is much, much bigger than that, as this week’s look at unique amusement parks shows. Wizarding World of Harry Potter It was only a matter of time before the popular Harry Potter franchise… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Homophobia still rampant in Canada’s high schools – In Foreign News: US tax would target sugary drinks

At Home: Homophobia still rampant in Canada’s high schools Gay and lesbian rights may be gaining ground in the mainstream, but Canada’s high schools are still rampant with homophobic attacks. That’s the word from Catherine Taylor, a professor of education and communications at the University of Winnipeg. Professor Taylor is part of a team conducting… Read more »