Vol. 19 Iss. 41

Volume 19 Issue 41 - 10/28/2011

The Haunting of Foulksrath Castle

This Halloween the spirits of the departed will once again walk the land during the night’s trick-or-treating. Apparitions will dart from door to door, and small ghosts and ghouls will abound in touristy ?haunted houses.? But what of the real legends of haunting? Places where the dead are said to make themselves known to the… 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 »

From Where I Sit – Will You Join Me?

Every November since 1998, writers and would-be writers have demonstrated a unique form of insanity: taking part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Participants aim to write the first draft of a 50,000 word novel between November 1 and 30. Sometimes, through the miracle of revision, some of the output is saleable. One such story… Read more »

Write Stuff – Legal Ease

Quick, what do trendy blogs and your grandma’s self-published memoir have in common? they’re both part of a revolution in the written word, a revolution That’s given broad exposure to millions. It’s also got us acting as our own publishers, editors, cover artists?and lawyers. That’s right, lawyers, because lots of folks are now publishing with… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Cybiont, So much work for love

Album: Cybiont, So much work for love (2011) ?The fundamental concepts that recur most often in biological, ecological, and economic models can easily be grouped into major categories: energy and its use; flows, cycles, and stocks; communication networks; catalysts and transforming agents; the readjustment of equilibriums; stability, growth, and evolution. And above all, the concept… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Nazim Elnur

Nazim Elnur is a spoken word and hip hop artist. He was born in Khartoum, Sudan, where he spent his early childhood. After previously attending the American College in Cairo, Egypt, he is now studying political science at McGill University in Montreal. Recently he took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about poetry, music,… Read more »

Health Matters – Change of Season

Many of us may have hoped that our recent bouts of chilly, rainy weather were just a slight blip in an otherwise mild fall forecast. However, the local weather forecast seems to suggest that the daytime temperatures will remain in the single digits, and there’s cold rain on the horizon, too. It seems like the… 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 – Monstrous Romance

Halloween-inspired horror: It’s an encompassing genre that seems more about blood, guts, and all-out fear than sweet romance and warm fuzzies. Yet there are surprising connections between both worlds. From old black and white horror flicks to the animal kingdom to modern marriage, these links explore the coupling of romance and horror. I Now Pronounce… Read more »

Green Light – Jack-O?-Lantern

Creating jack-o?-lanterns this weekend? Make the fun last beyond the season! On November 1, don’t plastic-bag the pumpkins and put them out on the curb. If they’re in decent condition?and if your weather’s been cool they should be?you can roast them for cold-weather salads or steam, strain, and freeze the pumpkin ?meat? for future recipes…. Read more »