Vol. 21 Iss. 33

Volume 21 Issue 33 - 09/06/2013

In Review – The Future of Life and Death

Everyone’s searching for something, even if we don’t know it yet. Does it take a tragedy to guide us to an answer? Or is the answer in the process of searching itself? Emily Rapp’s The Still Point of the Turning World came highly recommended, yet it sat in my to-be-read pile for weeks. The problem… 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 – Just What I Needed

In the days since the big event I was coordinating ended?the Babas and Borshch Ukrainian Festival?I’ve attempted many things. I tried to get some feeling, other than pain, back into my body. A chiro treatment and hour-long massage have helped. I attempted a nap Monday afternoon, slept for an hour, and buggered up my night…. Read more »

Primal Numbers – It Can Wait

Shiny buttons. We love them, don’t we? On our mobile screens, on the animated mall directory, at the movie kiosk. Everywhere we look, those sliding, swiping screens make life easier and more fun. But they’re also killing us. Not in slow ways, but in sudden, violent, tragic ways. Cellphones now kill more drivers than drunk… Read more »

In Conversation – Billy Martin, Part I

A Singular Devotion to Liberated Means of Expression ?Whether It’s music or films or my drawings, I take the same approach: I improvise. I do have conceptual ideas I try to realize, but I think the best stuff comes out of improvisation. It comes from the same place, the same creative part of myself in… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Three “Hero Journey” Indie Shorts

Feast of the Foolish (USA) The Runner (Germany) The Fisher (USA) If, as Francesco Casetti so eloquently states, film is a way of negotiating reality, then you’d think independent film shorts would represent a series of asides, the whispers and mumblings of courtroom visitors. Such is not always the case, however. In fact, we find… 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 »

Click of the Wrist – Trying the New

September’s here, and for schoolkids and university students It’s all about the new: new classes, new books, new school supplies, and maybe a few new outfits thrown in. It’s also a great time for all of us, students or not, to try a few new experiences before the fall schedule gets too busy. Check out… Read more »