Vol. 18 Iss. 38

Volume 18 Issue 38 - 09/24/2010

Editorial – A Light in the Darkness

In this issue’s ?Green Light,? I highlighted the debate over compact fluorescent bulbs (?CFLs?) and their effect on electromagnetic fields. Although the information’s been out there for some time, it only came to my attention this week. I’m intrigued to learn about the ?dirty electricity? phenomenon. I’m awed at how little we really do know… 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 »

Write Stuff – Do Not Presume

Perhaps, as Banned Books Week gets underway, you are one of the many people around the world who believe it is dangerous to let writers publish ideas that conflict with yours. Maybe You’re a parent who’s signed a petition to have a book removed from the school curriculum. Or a citizen who’s lobbied to keep… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Seventy-Six Years Later

There are many other things I could have done today. Let me count the ways. I could have vacuumed and halted the rampant reproduction of dust bunnies. I might have researched a creative way to cook the six pounds of lean ground beef in the fridge. Or maybe I should have begun yanking out the… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Avatar

DVD: Avatar Theatrical Release: December 2009 DVD Release: April 2010 Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoë Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Giovanni Ribisi, Joel David Moore Director/Screenwriter: James Cameron Twentieth Century Fox After I Lost the Use of My Legs They Grafted My Soul Onto the Body of This Big Blue Masai Warrior and Dumped… Read more »

Did You Know? – The Literature Network

Looking for the text of an elusive Edna St. Vincent Millay poem? can’t quite recall the source of that Shakespearean quote? Consider visiting The Literature Network, an online ?tool for reading, searching, and discussing works of classic literature.? With close to 3,000 full-length books and nearly 4,000 shorter works (including poetry and short stories), It’s… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Falling Leaves

This past week brought us the first day of autumn, and the coming weeks will usher in a season of crisp days, chilly nights, warm colours, and good memories. For many, fall is the favourite season, and they’re not alone. Throughout the ages, autumn has intrigued and inspired scientists, artists, poets, musicians, and more to… Read more »

Green Light – News, Tips, and Tricks for a Healthy Planet

Does your house have ?green lighting?? If so, chances are good that you’ve purchased compact fluorescent bulbs (?CFLs?), those oddly-shaped spirals that seem synonymous with environmentally aware living. But although they’re more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs, they may be contributing to another form of air pollution. According to some scientists, CFLs create a phenomenon called… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – We Love to Hear From You!

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@voicemagazine.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Re: ?Voix du Maghreb: Entretien avec Yasmina Khadra, 1re partie? by Wanda Waterman St. Louis, v18 i37 (2010-09-17) Quel plaisir de lire un article écrit en français (Voix du Mahgreb: Entretien avec Yasmina… Read more »