Vol. 20 Iss. 45

Volume 20 Issue 45 - 11/23/2012

Editorial – Way to Shop

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s the busiest time of the year. For retailers, it may be the most profitable time of the year. But for me? I just look at the pile of sale flyers heaped up on my kitchen counter and I cringe. Then I make a trip to the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Day by Day

Calendar season begins in earnest in November. Mall kiosks spring up overnight, offering their wares. Larger vacant spaces are rented by calendar stores. Retailers like Staples and Grand & Toy carry a full line of dated planners in every size, description, and price point. Even Dollarama has a few affordable styles. Seemingly there are calendars… Read more »

Write Stuff – Hall Monitor

Remember that teacher who always seemed to know when you were passing notes or doodling in your textbook? The one who could spot you chewing gum in the back row even when she had her back turned? Well, That’s nothing compared to the latest academic surveillance tool: e-textbooks that monitor every page you read?and report… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – She Dreamt That I Died

Film: She Dreamt That I Died (2011) Director: Matias Mariani Genre: Documentary ?Think! We are prisoners and shall always be. Fortune has given us this adversity, Some wicked planetary dispensation, Some Saturn’s trick or evil constellation Has given us this, and Heaven, though we had sworn The contrary, so stood when we were born. We… Read more »

In Conversation – Ingrid D. Johnson, Part I

Ingrid D. Johnson is a Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter with a deeply soulful rhythm-and-blues feel that evokes the girl pop singers of the early ?60s. With her band The Funky Fresh Crew, she released her debut full-length album What About Love? on October 9. A Jamaican who came to Canada with her family at the age of… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU Holiday Exam Procedures

If you have undergraduate courses ending December 31, 2012, you’ll want to note the University’s special holiday exam procedures?and order your final examinations as soon as possible. If your course contract date is December 31, you must submit your exam requests before the University closes for the holidays. Athabasca University will be closed from December… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – In Bloom

The skies are grey, but your surroundings don’t have to be; with indoor-friendly plants and fresh-cut flowers from the florist’s or grocery store, you can bring a bit of bright colour into your home. This week’s links offer some tips to choose and keep the best and longest-lasting blooms. Language of the Flowers It’s common… Read more »