Vol. 19 Iss. 32

Volume 19 Issue 32 - 08/26/2011

This World: Home and Away, Part I

This is the first of a two-part series on the author’s recent jaunt to two of the most enduring cities on travellers? lists: London, England and Paris, France. London and Paris. The names conjure images of romance and history, of royalty and revolution. Until this summer they were places I’d only imagined seeing, but months… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Beware the Barn

It’s probably easier for me to get excited about back to school season because I don’t have to buy shoes, clothes, and school supplies for anyone. When I wander the special displays of stationery I can cherry-pick a few items for my own use and reminisce about the rest. I can avoid the $12 three-ring… Read more »

AUSU Update – July 2011

AUSU Joins ASEC! On Friday, July 15, AUSU was officially accepted into membership by the Alberta Students? Executive Council. ASEC is a provincial lobby group that now represents students from fourteen post-secondary institutes across Alberta, including schools from five of the six categories described in Alberta’s Post-Secondary Learning Act. ASEC is focused on advocating on… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Public Speaking

Film: Public Speaking (HBO 2011) Director: Martin Scorsese Genre: Documentary ?The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid: the state of being alone.? James Baldwin ?The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue.? Dorothy Parker… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . hue, Part II

hue is a Toronto-based indie band noted for its enthusiastic pop rock tunes, superlative sound production, and creative collaborations with a host of stellar acts (including Timbaland, We Are Wolves, The Wooden Sky, Two Hours Traffic, Said The Whale, Hollerado, Lights, and Mother Mother). Starting Fires is hue’s second full-length album. Recently the band’s leader,… Read more »

Did You Know? – Student ID Cards

Studying by distance? You can still get student discounts at the movies, bookstore, or train station! According to the AU Student Calendar, every ?active Athabasca University student? is eligible to request a photo student identification card. To apply, you need to complete the required form and submit a photo. Acceptable photos are ?taken by an… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Oh Hungry?

Harvest season is approaching, but right now many adventurous food-lovers aren’t thinking about the earth’s bounty. That’s because It’s also fair time, which means the chance to sample some of the most bizarre concoctions dreamed up by cooks with a vat of oil and contempt for the arteries. One of this summer’s big hits has… Read more »

Green Light – Garden Home

In her travel piece this issue, S.D. Livingston notes how Londoners seem to have mastered the art of growing greenery in the smallest of spaces. If you’ve got an apartment, or a place with limited room, consider joining the growing trend of container gardening. Plants are grown in containers?anything from clay pots to wood trenches… Read more »