Vol. 20 Iss. 25

Volume 20 Issue 25 - 06/29/2012

Study Space – Hour by Hour

Does it ever seem as though the secrets of life can be narrowed down to a formula? Success is 99 per cent perspiration. Eating right plus getting exercise makes you lose weight. Do this, get that. It sounds reasonable, right? If you don’t put in the time, you can’t expect to get results. And yet… Read more »

From Where I Sit – You Deserve It

Canada Day marks the official start of vacation season in our fair land. By then, the kids are out of school and the weather is friendly from coast to coast. If you have an employer, you’ve selected your time off based on seniority or whether You’re the boss’s pet. If You’re a farmer, spraying is… Read more »

Write Stuff – Not-So-Original Sin

There’s a fundamental rule that every student and writer should know: Thou shalt not plagiarize. In plain terms, don’t pretend that somebody else’s work is your own. But what if the words You’re copying are your own, but you’ve already used them somewhere else before? It’s a problem that hit The New Yorker recently?and It’s… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Thunder Soul

Film: Thunder Soul (Roadside Attractions 2011) Director: Mark Landsman Cast: Conrad O. Johnson, Jr., Conrad O. Johnson, Sr., Craig Baldwin, Craig Green, Bruce Middleton, Timothy Thompson, Gerald Calhoun, Gwen Walker, Kirbyjon Caldwell, Martha Samson, Gaila Mitchell Genre: Music Documentary ?Should we not be putting all our emphasis on reading, writing, and math? The ‘back-to-basics curricula,’… Read more »

Around AU

New Branding for AU: Athabasca University’s brand matters to us students, as it is part of how employers will see us once we graduate. But did you know that AU is currently rebranding itself? Only after scouring recent posts at AU Landing did I find an explanation. According to the Landing site, ?Brand is not… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – What Is The Beautiful?

Album: What Is The Beautiful? (Cuneiform Records, 2011) Artists: The Claudia Quintet + 1 (John Hollenbeck, drums; Drew Gress, bass; Matt Moran, vibraphone; Ted Reichman, accordion; Chris Speed, clarinet and tenor sax; Matt Mitchell, piano) ?The narrowing line. Walking on the burning ground. The ledges of stone. Owlfish wading near the horizon. Unrest in the… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – Alternative Music in Cairo

?The new world is as yet behind the veil of destiny. In my eyes, however, its dawn has been unveiled.? Allama Muhammad Iqbal ?If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution.? Emma Goldman Marching to the Beat of a Different Derbouka Noor Noor broke three drumsticks playing in Tahrir Square during the protests… Read more »

Did You Know? – Convocation Online

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 »

Click of the Wrist – Summer Vacation

The long weekend’s ahead. Got vacation plans, or are you kicking back locally this year? Whether you stay or go, here are some holiday tips and stories?some good, some bad?to entertain you, inspire you, or scare you off vacations for good. Worst Vacations Gawker.com held a contest for readers? worst vacation experiences. From tornados to… Read more »