Vol. 19 Iss. 27

Volume 19 Issue 27 - 07/22/2011

Editorial – No Legacy, No Problem

Tired of being a nobody? Looking for recognition, a sense of importance, and a legacy That’s out of this world? You might take a cue from a wealthy Arab sheik. Then again, you might not. Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, ?a member of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi,? recently made his mark on the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Richer Already

In the past couple of weeks I’ve undertaken a significant financial commitment. There was the initial fee of several hundred dollars, which will be followed by ongoing weekly costs. For now, That’s all I’m prepared to say. I’m not trying to be coy. Be assured that when I’m ready to talk about the undertaking, you,… Read more »

Write Stuff – Wordplay

There’s no denying it. Whether English is your mother tongue or second language, the rules are tough to learn. Not as difficult as Latin, which has enough tenses to actually make you tense. But if you’ve ever struggled with pronouns and the choice between her and she, you know that most grammar books make CPAC… 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 »

The Mindful Bard: Mary and Max

Film: Mary and Max (IFC Films 2010) Writer/Director: Adam Elliot Cast: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Humphries, Eric Bana, Bethany Whitmore, Reneé Geyer ?God gave us our relatives; thank God we can choose our friends.? Ethel Watts Mumford ?Her mother had told her that she was an ?accident.? How could someone be an accident?… 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 »

Did You Know? – Just Ask TED

Bored? Stuck in a rut? Maybe you just need an influx of something fresh and new. Look no further than TED.com, a ?global community? created by non-profit organization TED, whose singular mission is to propagate ?Ideas Worth Spreading.? The organization sponsors conferences and prizes, but its website is accessible to all. It hosts nearly 1,000… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Silly Old Bear

Who couldn’t love A.A. Milne’s endearing creation, that ?bear-of-little-brain? Winnie-the-Pooh? It might come as a surprise to long-time fans of the silly old bear that his origins were actually Canadian. Intrigued? Click through the links discover Winnie-the-Pooh’s real story. Canadian Cub In 1914, a Canadian soldier purchased an orphaned bear cub from a trapper in… Read more »

How Do You Like Your Voice?

It’s no secret that the patterns of media consumption have changed drastically over the past couple of years?and that they’re going to keep evolving with new technological breakthroughs. We at The Voice want to ensure that we’re continuing to meet your needs, and we need your help. How would you prefer to read The Voice… Read more »