Vol. 19 Iss. 40

Volume 19 Issue 40 - 10/21/2011

Editorial – Have a Heart

You’re out for a run, enjoying the autumn scenery. Then you notice that a fellow jogger is showing signs of a heart attack. What do you do? Well, Kindergarten taught you well: in an emergency, call 9-1-1. But sometimes the emergency personnel can’t get there as quickly as might be required?and those first 10 minutes… Read more »

Write Stuff – Profit and Pleasure

Things have always been tough in the publishing world, from rejections to slush piles to critics. Recently, one writer even got the news she’d been shortlisted for a National Book Award, only to find out that the awards committee had made a mistake. So how’s a poor writer supposed to find success? One way is… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Our Duty

At this moment three Canadian provinces and one territory are being led by female premiers. They are Christy Clark, Liberal, in British Columbia; Alison Redford, Progressive Conservative, Alberta; Kathy Dunderdale, Progressive Conservative, Newfoundland-Labrador; and Eva Aariak, Independent, Nunavat. Whether your reaction is ?It’s about time!? or ?What’s this world coming to?? might depend on your… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Aftershock

Film: Aftershock (2010) Director: Feng Xiaogang Cast: Fan Xu, Jingchu Zhang, Chen Li Genre: Art House/International/Drama ?When told only one child could be saved, my mother said, ?Save my son.? These words keep ringing inside my ears. Dad, It’s not that I don’t remember. It’s just that I can never forget.? from Aftershock ?He who… Read more »

AUSU Update – October 21, 2011

AUSU congratulates new party leaders! AU students are spread all over Canada and the world, but AU’s funding comes from the Government of Alberta, so It’s important for us, as AU students, to remain aware of political issues in Alberta. Alberta’s political parties have recently undergone some transitions, as both the Progressive Conservative and Liberal… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . J. D. Miner, Part II

J.D. Miner is a folk trio from B.C., now consisting of singer and songwriter Darryl Klassen, playing just about anything, Joe Worst on bass, and Chad Joiner on fiddle, mandolin, clarinet, and guitar. Honorary lifetime member Joel Klingler (who writes songs and plays mandolin and guitar) also joins them on their most recent album, Coal… Read more »

Health Matters – Stress-Busters

Stressed out yet? As the season continues toward December, and holiday prep, exams and papers, work projects, and the kids? activities all seem to clamour for our attention, our bodies start responding negatively. As we head into the busier season, It’s important to recall some of these basic stress-busters so that we can keep our… Read more »

Did You Know? – Open Access Week

As more and more students reject traditional learning models, a more open-minded approach to educational delivery is becoming popular. In recognition of the need for universal access to educational materials, Open Access Week was born. The event, which provides presentations, activities, and resources, is dedicated to ?promoting Open Access as a new norm in scholarship… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Play Ball

If You’re a baseball fan, chances are you’ll be glued to the TV this week as the World Series continues. During the downtime between innings, check out a few of these links to uncover some of the mysteries behind curveballs, pitching arms, and how to hit a home run. Math and Physics Class Baseball’s not… Read more »