Vol. 18 Iss. 18

Volume 18 Issue 18 - 05/07/2010

Editorial – A Penny for Your Thoughts

A couple of interesting stories popped up recently that, even though fairly innocuous in themselves, highlight a much more interesting trend: our move to a cashless society, and just how much it could cost you. The first item was about renewed calls to get rid of the lowly penny. Last month, the standing Senate committee… 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 – What Were They Thinking?

Anyone who is a regular news junkie has no doubt stopped, scratched her head, or laughed out loud at some of our fellow Homo sapiens foibles. During Jay Leno’s Headlines segment he regularly anguishes over the dumb criminal stories that come his way. Often Roy and I just turn and look at each other when… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Christos Hatzis

Christos Hatzis: A Mystical Treasure Trove at the Vanguard of Contemporary Serious Music Hatzis’s music online The Middle Ages had Dante and Hildegard von Bingen, the baroque era had Handel, and the 19th century had Leo Tolstoy, but these days finding artists who are intensely religious and at the same time ahead of their peers… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Dam It

Dams can prevent flooding, generate thousands of megawatts of hydroelectric power, and form lakes that people enjoy year round. But they also have a destructive side, from environmental destruction to catastrophic collapses. This week, we take a look at the mighty power of dams. Biggest Beaver Dam The beavers that built this dam were definitely… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: CRTC to allow usage-based Internet billing – In Foreign News: Left-handed students struggling in school

At Home: CRTC to allow usage-based Internet billing As more and more people turn to downloads to buy popular items like films and software, It’s no surprise that Bell Canada wants to start billing customers based on usage. They got their wish this week when the CRTC approved their request, but that permission came with… Read more »