Vol. 21 Iss. 03

Volume 21 Issue 3 - 01/18/2013

Editorial – Consumer Conspiracy

Have you heard the latest conspiracy theory? I’m referring to the photos and videos that have recently surfaced online, the ones questioning whether the school shootings in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, legitimately occurred or were staged as part of some master plan (or otherwise engineered). Are these people for real? we say. And It’s easy to… Read more »

AUSU Update

AUSU e-newsletters a success AUSU has been piloting the use of e-newsletters to contact our student body over the last year. We began by sending these newsletters to students registered on our website, and after a very positive initial response, we are now sending e-newsletters to all students currently enrolled in any AU undergrad course,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – I Wasn’t Ready

Five hundred words won’t allow me much time for a backstory, so here’s the scoop. In September, an aide at the local school asked me to come to the classroom as a guest artist. I needed more info about expectations, so I met with the teacher. She was tasked with teaching grades five/six and seven/eight… Read more »

Write Stuff – Human Library Day

Libraries are wonderful things. They come in all shapes and sizes, hold a wealth of stories and adventures, and are willing to share their contents, good and bad, with everyone. No, we’re not talking about traditional libraries; these are human libraries, and January 26 marks the first National Human Library Day in Canada. A human… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Lucky Lucky

Album: Lucky Lucky Artists: Patricia Deslauriers Trio (Patricia Deslauriers on bass, Guy St-Onge on piano, Paul Brochu on drums) ?Le saumon rendu à la mer, le prisonnier dans les bras de son père, Le goéland dans le dépotoir, la bijouterie, la barre de fer. Du rock?n?roll sur ma misère, le brochet noir dans le banc… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Keyhole

Film: Keyhole (2011) Director: Guy Maddin Cast: Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini, Udo Keir, David Wontner, Kevin McDonald ?She was so naked. No one’s ever been so naked. I’ve kind of lost it. Where are we? we’re in a locked room.? from Keyhole Ulysses is in the House (But Is That Really a Good Thing?) This… Read more »

Did You Know? – DegreeWorks

It takes a lot of planning to map out an academic career. But when You’re working with information in several different media, the process can be time-consuming and frustrating. However, the future is promising: AU has launched DegreeWorks, ?a comprehensive academic advising and degree audit solution? that communicates directly with AU’s internal student information system… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – X Marks the Spot

Whether you’ve fractured your wrist, taken a cross-country flight, or just walked into the county administration building, chances are you’ve encountered an x-ray. Usually the connotations of this technology are negative (no one wants a broken bone?and the scanners at the airport have become legendary for their intrusiveness), but the applications are a lot further-reaching… Read more »