Vol. 20 Iss. 35

Volume 20 Issue 35 - 09/14/2012

Editorial – Living Out My Chance at Life

This past week, borders were blurred as North Americans set aside their differences for the day and remembered September 11 and those who lost their lives in the tragedy. I can’t watch the footage anymore. Now that I have a child, it somehow hits a part of me that didn’t exist when I was young… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Hard Work; Tangible Results

Believe it or not, plans for our kitchen reno are moving along. That is, they were until Roy suddenly took an interest in the project. I thought we had a kitchen layout and cabinet style agreed upon a month or two ago. I ordered a sample door and end panel so we could see the… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Monsieur Lazhar

Film: Monsieur Lazhar (Music Box Films 2012) Writer/Director: Philippe Falardeau (based on the stage play Bashir Lazhar, a one-character play by Évelyne de la Chenelière) Cast: Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Danielle Proulx, Brigitte Poupart Genre: Art House/International ?Thinking and talking about death need not be morbid; they may be quite the opposite. Ignorance… Read more »

Health Matters – Ouch!

Arthritis, frozen shoulder, stiff neck, sore back: besides pain, what do these all have in common? Inflammation. Inflammation is our body’s ?red flag,? directing attention to something That’s not right. Inflammatory conditions can be painful or limiting?or both?and it often feels as though the only options are painkillers or invasive medical techniques. However, That’s not… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Giacomo Gates, Part I

?Gates is more than a jazz singer. He’s a musician, a hornman who ?plays? through a wonderfully weathered baritone voice. He’s also a storyteller, a traveler who’s seen and lived a lot of life. It’s a combination that gives his performance an unusually deep emotional and musical resonance. Giacomo Gates just may be the Dennis… 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 »

Green Light – Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

It’s sad, but true: the natural beauty of waterways is often marred by litter tossed by careless beachgoers. And not only is it unattractive, but It’s also dangerous to the wildlife who inhabit the coastal and lakeside areas. The good news is that It’s easy to make a difference. Between September 15 and 23 you… Read more »