Vol. 21 Iss. 32

Volume 21 Issue 32 - 08/30/2013

Manic Santa: A Mom with Bipolar Disorder

I’m tapping out this article from the waiting room in my psychiatrist’s office. Okay, to be totally honest, It’s the waiting room in the psychiatric wing at the local hospital, but I’m fine. Really, I’m fine. I’m just grabbing another script for Lamictal, which is what I take to treat bipolar disorder. We have this… Read more »

AUSU Update

Dear Members, You may have recently seen information on the internet speculating about the future of Athabasca University. These reports suggest that the Alberta government may broker a merger between AU and University of Alberta, and that this may result in drastic changes to the services and programs offered to students AU students. We want… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Secrets

In the midst of an already insane summer, we will be taking one weekend off to celebrate. On Sunday we’ll gather for Grady’s fourth birthday party. Since I’m pretty sure he can’t read yet, I’ll let you in on the secret of what he’s getting from us. Number one is the Transformers Bots and Robbers… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – A Late Quartet

Film: A Late Quartet Director: Yaron Zilberman Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Christopher Walken, Mark Ivanir, Imogen Poots ?From the first note I understood the dynamic of a quartet and how special it was to be part of the group and that being part of the group is about becoming one. Up until that… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – The Road to Jajouka

Album: The Road to Jajouka: A Benefit Album (planned release: September 2013) Artists: The Master Musicians of Jajouka, led by Bachir Attar and featuring various musicians including Medeski Martin & Wood, John Zorn, Flea, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Billy Martin, Marc Ribot, Ornette Coleman, Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead), DJ Logic, Falu, Howard Shore, and the… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home: Calling the Cops

At Home: Calling the Cops If you’ve got concerns about your personal property, you should call a security expert, and if there’s an immediate threat, the police. But you might want to rethink this if the property You’re trying to protect is illegal?as one Ontario woman recently learned. As the Toronto Sun reports, the 46-year-old… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Water Safety

The long weekend is here?and chances are that you’ve got plans to hit the beach, relax at the cottage, or go fishing out on the lake. You’ve packed your swimsuit, your tackle, and a great, relaxing read. But wait: before heading for the water, take a moment to refresh yourself on water safety. Ensure that… Read more »

Did You Know? – Student ID Cards

AU Press 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 Athabasca University staff member whenever possible.?… Read more »