Vol. 18 Iss. 46

Volume 18 Issue 46 - 11/19/2010

In Review – Stone Sour: Audio Secrecy

Stone Sour: Audio Secrecy Roadrunner Records (2010) Formed initially in 1992, metal quintet Stone Sour performed primarily across the bar scene of Des Moines, Iowa, for five years before temporarily breaking up as two of its members went on to a little band known as Slipknot. After reforming back in 2002, Stone Sour released two… Read more »

Editorial – The Paper Chase

Last weekend, an article in an independent newspaper made waves in the academic world. The Chronicle of Higher Education published a personal account written by ?Dante,? a writer who makes a living composing custom university term papers. The catch: all those essays are paid for, and submitted to professors by, other students. The article and… 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 – Give Me Space

Our house is small by most standards. It is 1100 square feet and was built in the early 1960s. At the time, it was a two-bedroom, one-bath farm bungalow replacing Roy’s parents? original two-room log house, and as such, I suppose, it felt quite grand. When Roy, Greg, and I moved here in 1984, after… Read more »

Write Stuff – The Gift of Words

The holiday shopping season is heating up, and it looks like books and all things literary are suddenly cool again. Readers are clamouring for a copy of The Sentimentalists, The New York Times is expanding its bestseller lists to include e-books, and NaNoWriMo writers have collectively scribbled over 1.4 billion words so far. But in… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Ashram

Ashram composes hauntingly beautiful musical pieces suggestive of early 20th-century classical music, and performs them with consummate grace and skill. The trio came together in June 1997 with a collaboration between singer Sergio Panarella and pianist Luigi Rubino. The duo later asked violinist Alfredo Notarloberti (Edo) to join them. Recently, Sergio, Luigi, and Edo took… Read more »

Did You Know? – Holiday Exam Procedures

If your course contract ends on December 31, 2010 you’ll want to note Athabasca University’s special holiday procedures for requesting and writing final exams. Because the University will be closed for the holidays at 4:30 pm MST on Thursday, December 23, 2010 (it will reopen 8:30 am MST on Tuesday, January 4, 2011), it has… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Highway to Heaven

Northward ho! This Sunday marks the anniversary of the official opening of the Alaska Highway (also known as the Al-Can Highway). Completed in 1942, the Alaska Highway connects Dawson Creek, B.C. with Delta Junction, Alaska, by way of the Yukon. Although originally it was built as a supply road during World War II, the Alaska… Read more »