Vol. 17 Iss. 04

Volume 17 Issue 4 - 01/30/2009

On the Hill – Buyer Beware

In Ontario, consumers have certain rights that are clearly spelled out on the Ministry of Small Business and Consumer Services website. Whether you signed a cell phone contract or bought a cemetery plot, there’s plenty of information explaining what to do if you haven’t received the goods you paid for (or didn’t receive all of… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Good Guy Neighbour

Never before have so many hopes by so many people been pinned on one simple man. Not in my adult lifetime has there been a more eloquent political speaker. Nor a man who could through word and deed galvanize a nation out of apathy and despair and into hope and action. That man is of… Read more »

Porkpie Hat – Dog and Fish

I was walking one day past a vacant lot beside a vacant factory on the outskirts of a vacant city. There was this big red dog staring at me from the shadows. Its hair was the colour of dried blood and crumbling brick, rusted bicycle chains and disused railway lines. It was so silent and… Read more »

AU Profiles – Heather Mallard

STUDENT: Heather Mallard Every year, thousands of adults decide to pursue degrees at home through distance education. And every year, thousands of parents decide to educate their children by home-schooling. Heather Mallard, a second-year student in AU’s Bachelor of Arts in Psychology program, is doing both. ?It is going better than I could have ever… 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 »

Education News – Post-secondary enrolment higher than ever

HAMILTON (CUP) ? When the going gets tough, the tough get learning. That’s what some experts say is the reason for the increase in post-secondary applications this year. The number has not been higher since the double cohort in 2003, and the applicant increase percentage has doubled for winter college programs compared to last year’s… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – And Baby Makes Ten

This week, a couple in California welcomed eight little bundles of joy into their family’six boys and two girls. Since one new baby is enough to make even the sanest parents long for a full night’s sleep, It’s hard to imagine dealing with eight newborns. Here’s a look at some other large families that know… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: N.B. school stifles singing of O Canada – In Foreign News: Transit woes hit Australia during record-breaking heatwave

At Home: N.B. school stifles singing of O Canada When the principal of Belleisle Elementary school in New Brunswick cancelled the daily singing of O Canada, few parents were made aware of it. But the issue is suddenly front and centre after a Belleisle parent realized her daughter was forgetting the words to the national… Read more »