Vol. 19 Iss. 34

Volume 19 Issue 34 - 09/09/2011

Editorial – Extreme Savings

Paying full price? So turn-of-the-century. Heck, even an ordinary coupon has lost its charm. Economic woes, unemployment, and the rising costs of living?together with the power of social media and blogging?are creating an unprecedented movement toward frugal living. Correction. Make that toward saving money. ?Frugality? is the latest buzzword, but It’s really saving money That’s… Read more »

AUSU Update – September 2011

Update on AUSU awards program AUSU has long had a student awards program to recognize outstanding students and assist those in need. Over the course of the last couple years, though, we’ve sought to revamp and revise our awards portfolio to improve existing awards and add new ones! We now have a wide array of… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Do the Numbers Add Up?

September on the farm is not corn roasts and crunchy leaves. It’s not the last hurrah of summer, complete with a Labour Day weekend getaway. It’s not fairs or festivals. Any farmers worth their salt don’t need a calendar; they know in their bones what time of year it is. There is uneasiness, a tingling…. Read more »

Write Stuff – I Am My Brother’s Gatekeeper

Have you heard the news about the latest Elvis sighting? Seen the headline about the alien invasion? Those are extreme examples, but they remind us that, not so long ago, the difference between legitimate news and tabloid trash was easy to spot. Today, as traditional media models contract and alternative ?news? sources flourish, readers must… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Rubber

Film: Rubber (Realitism Films 2010) Writer/Director: Quentin Dupieux Cast: Stephen Spinella, Jack Plotnick, Wings Hauser, Roxane Mesquida, Ethan Cohn, Charley Koontz Genre: Drama We Go ?Round and ?Round and ?Round in the Tire Game Robert the abandoned tire awakens to his own unique reality: he’s alone in a gravelly desert somewhere in the American southwest…. 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 – Whistle for a Breeze

With Irene causing flooding and knocking down trees last month and Lee putting a wet end to Labour Day plans last weekend, one thing is clear: we’re in the middle of hurricane season. In fact, although the season runs from June to November, September is one of the more active months for tropical storm activity…. Read more »