Vol. 18 Iss. 17

Volume 18 Issue 17 - 04/30/2010

Peace Between Pages

I came to Athabasca University via South Korea and a teaching job at an after-school educational facility. Leaving this job and returning to University was a shock, on top of returning to Canada to find a new place to live and work. At times it all seemed too much to handle, especially knowing that my… Read more »

Heartland – Homegrown Success Story

Sometimes, when it seems the glut of extreme reality shows and contrived sitcoms has lowered TV fare beyond rescue, there comes a show to remind the entertainment execs that simpler is often better. And not just better, but popular as well. That show is Heartland, and even though some may be surprised at the success… Read more »

AUSU Update – AUSU Executive Election; Student Issues

AUSU Executive Election AUSU has recently held its internal election for the Executive. We wish to congratulate Barbara Rielly (President), Bethany Tynes (Vice President External and Student Affairs) and Sarah Kertcher (Vice President Finance and Administration) on their election and thank those that ran for their willingness to serve. Internal elections are being held to… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Work, Gossip, Laugh

On Saturday six women gathered in my mother’s kitchen for a work bee. We were there for a few reasons. With Roy’s milestone birthday party now only two weeks away, we wanted to make a batch of pereshke. For those who have never tasted this Ukrainian treat, you have no idea what You’re missing. With… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Defendor

DVD: Defendor Starring: Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Elias Koteas, Sandra Oh, Lisa Ray Director and screenwriter: Peter Stebbings Sony Pictures Entertainment Tilting at Windmills, Crooked Cops, and Drug Barons ? . . . he so immersed himself in those romances that he spent whole days and nights over his books; and thus with little sleeping… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Melinda Tankard Reist, Part I

Melinda Tankard Reist is an Australian feminist writer, activist, and international speaker. Go here to read the Voice review of Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls, a book of essays edited by Reist. Lately She’s been challenging corporations who objectify women and girls to sell their products. Recently Reist took the time to talk… Read more »

Health Matters – Melatonin: Is It The Answer?

Jet lag. We’ve probably all experienced this less-than-pleasant phenomenon before: the insomnia, fatigue, and lack of coordination and focus. And although jet lag might be temporarily suspended for some by flight hold-ups due to Eyjafjallaj√∂kull’s activity, what can we do to alleviate jet lag when it does get a hold on us? Why It Happens… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Expo

These days, you can see just about any place (or anything) in the world from your computer screen. But not so long ago, the only way for most people to experience the latest marvel was to visit an exhibition. This week, we take a look at the enduring world of pomp and pavilions: the exposition…. Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Retailers? hard drives could expose customer data to thieves – In Foreign News: Germany fights Google over recording of private wireless routers

At Home: Retailers? hard drives could expose customer data to thieves If you use credit or debit cards, you probably know you should protect your data. But what about the stores you swipe those cards at? As this CBC Marketplace video reveals, many of them aren’t doing as good a job as you think. The… Read more »