Vol. 18 Iss. 13

Volume 18 Issue 13 - 04/02/2010

AU Profiles – Cheryl Braden

Student: Cheryl Braden AU student Cheryl Braden has been following an ambitious goal: to earn her degree one class at a time, completing a new course every eight to 10 weeks. For the BPA (Governance, Law and Management) student, who works full-time, careful planning is the key to her success. Here, she shares her strategies… Read more »

Editorial – Making a Mockery

The first mass-produced Daguerreotype ushered in more than a new age in photography. It also helped create an enduring social icon: the family photo album. And whether It’s great aunt Josephine dragging out musty albums, or new parents with camcorders capturing Junior’s every move, most of us have at least one embarrassing childhood moment that… Read more »

Dear Barb – Compatibility Matters More Than Age

Dear Barb: I’m in my mid-thirties and have been divorced for quite a while. I share custody of my two children with my ex. I would like to have a partner to share my life with, but I’m finding it very difficult to meet men with whom I have anything in common. I’m a successful… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Revel in the Chant

For the last few days the Chant CD has been playing on my laptop. This compilation from 1994 includes original recordings from 1973 and the early 1980s. It features the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos of Spain. The sacred sounds fill my space and my heart. Though I understand not a single word… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Yes Men Fix the World

DVD: The Yes Men Fix the World Theatrical release October 2009, DVD release April 1, 2010 Directors: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno Screenwriters: Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno What the World Needs Now is Gildas, Reggies, and SurvivaBalls ?This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . The Yes Men

?Resistance to oppression is often based on a love that leads us to value ourselves, and leads us to hope for more than the established cultural system is willing to grant … Love for others leads us to accept accountability (in contrast to feeling guilt) and motivates our search for ways to end our complicity… Read more »

AUSU Election Results, Upcoming AGM – April 6

Following the excitement of the recent AUSU election, council is now busy planning their Annual General Meeting, scheduled for April 6. The meeting takes place at 5:00 pm MST and, as always, all members are “invited to attend and be heard.” You can call the office to book a line, and the AGM includes an… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Ottawa to set up city autism registry – In Foreign News: Teachers in Ireland working longer hours

At Home: Ottawa to set up city autism registry Ottawa has announced a new city registry to ?help first-responders locate and assist autistic children and adults,? becoming the second Canadian city to do so. As the CBC reports, the registry was set to launch on World Autism Awareness Day, April 2. The country’s first autism… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Fast Food

Whether It’s a hamburger, fries, or pizza, fast food is more controversial than ever. Some are addicted to it, others wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole, and recent books and movies point out its health and environmental dangers. This week, we take a look at that calorie-laden modern comfort: fast food. Fast Food Cakes… Read more »