Vol. 22 Iss. 25

Volume 22 Issue 25 - 06/20/2014

The Writer’s Toolbox – You’re Absolutely Right

Last week we looked at three commonly confused words: there, their, and they’re. This week we’ll move on to a related, equally tricky set: your, you’re, and yours. Challenge But first: the answer’s to last week’s challenge. Did you get them right? Alex Poulton was the first to send in the correct responses?congratulations, Alex! Original:… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Van Gogh’s Ear

In 1888, Vincent Van Gogh lost his left ear. Popular legend has it that he sliced the ear off himself. Other sources claim the ear was lost in a fight with fellow artist and friend Paul Gauguin. Either way, science has now created a copy of Van Gogh’s ear, grown using DNA from his great-great-grandnephew…. Read more »

From Where I Sit – A Day Off

Most people I know are busy. But perhaps that’s an understatement. I don’t mean the occasional hectic burst of activity, I mean going full tilt day after day. By busy I mean trying to juggle multiple competing items on the calendar most days. I mean tearing from one event to another just putting in an… Read more »

Dear Barb – Getting and Avoiding Kids

Dear Barb: I am in my early thirties and I recently completed a methadone program due to my addiction to pain killers. During my years of drug addiction my parents had been raising my daughter and now they won’t give her back to me. I am thankful they were there to care for Paige, but… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – The Greatest Show on Mars

Album: The Greatest Show on Mars Artist: Clothesline Revival “Never known to have performed before any live audiences on Earth, Clothesline Revival received an exclusive invitation to join an interplanetary circus on a mission to become the first musicians from Earth to entertain Martian colonists.” – from Clothesline Revival’s official website “I don’t know where… Read more »

In Conversation with Luc Déry of micro_scope

“As emotionally poignant as it is damning, Inch?Allah is a wonderfully crafted film that will move you in a way unlike most films revolving around terrorism and conflict. It is an uncompromising look at the collateral of the decades-old conflict in the Middle East, venturing outside the realm of politics and political biases and presenting… Read more »

Editorial – Watching Convocation

Did you watch AU’s convocation stream at all? I make sure to do so each year, at least on the first day or two, just to see if there are any signs for the future of AU that can be gleaned from the various speeches from the executive or assorted politicians that attend. This year,… Read more »

AUSU Update

Changes to AU Course Materials In the fall of 2013 AU began the process of replacing hard-copy textbooks for all undergraduate courses with e-text versions. Implementation has been staged in phases with about two dozen courses being transitioned each month. AUSU is supportive of the provision of electronic materials for students who want them, but… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Summer Safety

Saturday marks the first day of summer, and chances are you’ve already got plans to make this summer the best yet. But the key to great summer memories is often something people forget: safety. Click through these links and start planning for a happy, safe season. In the Sun You may be worried about harsh… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home and Abroad

Canadian Education Proivders “vulnerable” to unregulated agent use. The PIE News reports that while the use of recruiting agents for education is widespread across Canada, the more that an institution relies on these, the less robust their screening and training processes are, which can lead to these agents providing bad information to potential students, causing… Read more »

DECSA Pancake Breakfast

Come One, Come All? To DECSA’s 8th Annual Community Pancake Breakfast Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 from 7:30am to 10:30am 11515-71 Street, Edmonton AB Everyone is Welcome! Enjoy FREE Pancakes, Eggs, Sausages, Juice and Coffee Games and activities for the children RAIN OR SHINE