Vol. 21 Iss. 08

Volume 21 Issue 8 - 03/08/2013

The Current State of the Woman’s Pen

Reading Differently In 1664 Margaret Cavendish wrote Sociable Letters, a fictionalized group of personalized missives that intentionally or not shed a great deal of light on the peculiar reading and writing practices of women. Her remarks on Plutarch’s Lives were critical of the conventional humanist way of reading texts, and she was equally skeptical about… Read more »

Editorial – Post-Secondary Blues

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the media’s pecking party against AU is probably making you question your choice of alma mater right now. There seems to be no end to the negative press about our university. Yet most students should be familiar enough with the machinations of the press to know that it… 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 – It Won’t Be Easy

A little while ago I did something you probably take for granted. I sat on our sofa. Not long enough to make a butt imprint, mind you, but long enough to remember what it was like to live in a non-renovation state of being. That comfy piece of furniture has been covered with canvas painter’s… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – 5 Broken Cameras

Film: 5 Broken Cameras Directors: Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi Screenplay: Guy Davidi Genre: Documentary ?There’s a little bit of heaven in that muddy road to freedom.? from ?Follow the Drinking Gourd? (American Negro spiritual) Battle at the Centre of the Earth we’re standing at a steel gate at the West Bank barrier that keeps… Read more »

Did You Know? – A Visit with TED

Bored? Stuck in a rut? Maybe you just need an influx of something fresh and new. Look no further than TED.com, a ?global community? created by non-profit organization TED, whose singular mission is to propagate ?Ideas Worth Spreading.? The organization sponsors conferences and prizes, but its website is accessible to all. It hosts nearly 1,000… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Time for a Break

It’s almost mid-March, and spring break is around the corner. Regretting not making plans to get away? It’s not too late, as last-minute deals abound. To get you started, check out these travel planning resources: Know Before You Go Great deal on a decent room, or overpriced, flea-infested dive? Fortunately, booking hotels in advance is… Read more »