Vol. 18 Iss. 27

Volume 18 Issue 27 - 07/09/2010

Climb Ev’ry Mountain

On family vacations, I’d always far preferred the beach to the mountains. However, time chips away at even one’s most deeply-held prejudices. My years in Alaska began quietly entrenching in the corner of my mind the utter beauty of the rugged terrain. It wasn’t merely the stunning vistas that changed me, although they did their… Read more »

AUSU Update – Convocation 2010; AUSU Executive Election

Convocation 2010 AUSU wishes to congratulate this year’s graduates, whether attending Convocation in person or by distance. We wish you the best of luck in your future pursuits. You are an inspiration to all AU students! AUSU Executive Election AUSU has recently held its internal election for the Executive. We wish to congratulate Barbara Rielly… Read more »

From Where I Sit – A Week in the Life

I’m not sure if it is a widespread affliction affecting females everywhere, or a Hazel-specific condition. It seems harmless at onset, and small, short bouts are easily handled by healthy individuals. It isn’t marked by high fever, vomiting, or diarrhea. There’s no sign of blood or discharge of any kind, unless, of course, you count… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Show Me the Way

Album: Jack Djeyim, Show Me the Way (2010) Acoustic and Electric Guitars: Jack Djeyim Bass: Etienne Mbappé, Guy Sangué, Raymond Noël Ekwabi Drums: Brice Wouassi, Valerie Lobé, Dennis Tchangou Keyboards: Mario Canongue, Don Dieu Divin, Patrick Bebey Guests: Idrissa Diop, Manu Dibango Isn’t it a treat to find an album that gets you out of… Read more »

Health Matters – Probiotics: Our Friends on the Inside, Part I

Move over, E.coli, listeria, and salmonella. we’re talking friendly bacteria here. Specifically, we’re talking about those good, or probiotic, bacteria that reside in the human digestive and vaginal tracts. What are these micro-organisms? The word probiotic means ?for life?; in other words, they are important for human life and health. And in the light of… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Jeff Reilly

Jeff Reilly is a CBC producer, composer, and virtuoso bass clarinetist. A strong and influential voice in contemporary music, Reilly has performed with many notables, including the Elmer Iseler singers. Wanda Waterman St. Louis spoke to him at this year’s season finale of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra (?NSYO?), an event at which Reilly’s composition… Read more »

Did You Know? – Changes to myAU Student Portal Login

If You’re an AU student who regularly uses the myAU portal, you’ll notice a small change to the login page soon. AU has announced that, beginning July 7, ?the existing top field entitled ?User ID:? will now be changed to ?AU Student / User ID:?” The updated wording is meant to improve usability and will… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Total Eclipse

With all of the publicity surrounding the release of Eclipse, the third film in the popular Twilight series, It’s easy to overlook the real solar eclipse occurring on July 11, 2010, in the South Pacific. Although It’s not visible from most of the inhabited parts of the Earth, this total solar eclipse is still noteworthy:… Read more »