Vol. 19 Iss. 20

Volume 19 Issue 20 - 05/27/2011

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 – Why Is It?

?Rhetorical (adj): 3. (of a question) asked for effect or to make a statement rather than to obtain an answer.? Oxford Dictionary of Current English, 3rd edition Too much solo driving lately has led to some unfettered thinking, which in turn prompts me to offer the following rhetorical questions for your consideration. Feel free to… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Daydream Nation

DVD: Daydream Nation (Anchor Bay, May 2011). Director: Michael Goldbach. Cast: Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie MacDowell, Rachel Blanchard, and Josh Lucas. How to Get Yourself Lost in the Woods ?Plato: I used to lie in my crib at night and I’d listen to them fight. Jim: Can you remember back that far? I can’t… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Raleigh

Raleigh: New Times in Black and White (2011) A More Thoughtful, Elegant Indie ?If somebody wants a sheep, that is a proof that one exists.? Antoine de Saint Exupéry, The Little Prince. This last Tuesday, the trio Raleigh released its debut album, a wondrous opus with original musical motifs in droves. Clea Anaïs, Brock Geiger,… Read more »

Did You Know? – Watch Convocation Online

Mark your calendars for June 9-11: Athabasca University’s Convocation ceremonies are just around the corner. If You’re unable to travel to Athabasca to participate in the festivities, if your special friends and relatives can’t make the trip to support you in person, or if you’d just like a preview of your own future graduation, there’s… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Zombie Apocalypse

With all the drama surrounding the failed Rapture predictions last weekend, many grew a little apocalypse-wary. At the same time, the US Center for Disease Control published a tongue-in-cheek blog post advising readers on how to survive a zombie apocalypse (and any other ?real emergencies? that might occur). Continuing in that vein?after all, May is… Read more »

NOTICE: Voice Holiday

It’s that time of year: school is winding down to its close, and the summer holidays are on the horizon. For many students, though, June marks not an ending but a beginning. This year’s graduates can look ahead with excitement to what the future will bring. For The Voice, the summer will be an equally… Read more »