This article was originally published May 27, 2011, in issue 1920. Sure, the end of the world may be six months away (or not), but for many students it feels like It’s already happened. With June often comes the end of the academic journey, the close of a significant segment of one’s life. And while… Read more »
AU Students urge candidates to improve university funding AU students are concerned about the financial health of Athabasca University and the effect of recent news stories on the reputation of the AUSU membership. A recent CBC report notes that in recent years the university has made a series of reserve draws to cover budget shortfalls,… Read more »
Is there anything quite so sweet as biting into dark red cherries just out of the fridge? The juice squirts into your mouth and is proof positive that there is a God. Unfortunately, telltale stains on your fingers make it impossible to lie about the treat you’ve just devoured. Perhaps your pleasure comes in the… Read more »
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Jemima Puddle-Duck is disappearing. So is Heidi, and it looks like Pippi Longstocking could soon follow. Are these classic children’s characters the victims of some dastardly plot? No, but they’re rapidly vanishing from the literary landscape as fewer children read the classics. A recent Guardian article highlights the growing trend. The question, of course, is… Read more »
?In front of you is an exciting, even dangerous life, but while watching it you feel safe. In this sense the film theatre is a harbour in which to enjoy the turmoil and the storm around you. You are living the storm, but you are in the harbour.? Francesco Casetti in an interview with Wanda… Read more »
We know that smoking isn’t good for our bodies, and that second-hand smoke can harm our children, pets, and anyone else who comes into contact with it. Yet the decision to quit is no easy one, and for most smokers, quitting is a huge undertaking. Ending an addiction is never easy. But did you know… Read more »
Album: Hilary Hahn and Hauschka, Silfra (2012) ?The canon which runs from antiquity via Palestrina and Bach and through to Schoenberg via Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven is truly a wonderful tradition full of beautiful music. But who needs it any more? And when did people begin sitting down to listen to music instead of dancing… Read more »
This month, thousands of AU graduates crossed the stage to receive their diplomas during the University’s annual Convocation ceremonies in Athabasca, Alberta. Yet not all graduates, families, and friends were able to attend the ceremonies. If you or a friend missed the event?or you want a preview of what your own graduation will look like… Read more »
At Home: Sedentary Summer It’s summertime. Do you know where your children are? As The Globe and Mail reports, a new report from Active Healthy Kids Canada suggests aren’t where they should be: outside, playing. The annual Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth gives Canadian kids a ?failing grade? when it comes… Read more »
So you’ve graduated?congratulations!?and now comes the fun part. Well, maybe not so much fun. In today’s economy, getting a job or applying for a promotion is a full-time job in itself, and certainly a frustrating and stressful one. Check out these links for inspiration and helpful tips. Social Media Social Media is the big bad… Read more »
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