Vol. 22 Iss. 29

Volume 22 Issue 29 - 07/25/2014

Primal Numbers – All in Your Head

As scary as the prom scene in Carrie was, lots of people were intrigued by something else in Stephen King’s famous novel: the idea of telekinesis, or moving objects with the power of your mind. we’re not there yet, but science has brought us one step closer with a new app that lets you control… Read more »

In Conversation with Michael Gauthier, Conclusion

Michael Gauthier is a Montreal-based jazz guitarist and teacher. His guitar sound is characterised by a warm, earthy blues inspired music and the technical skill of a jazz master. A native of Drummondville and a long-time pillar of the Montreal jazz scene, he’s played with and learned from many jazz greats, including Archie Shepp, Bill… Read more »

Dear Barb – Husband Issues

Dear Barb: My husband and I have been taking my elderly neighbor shopping with us for the past few months. I thought everything was fine until last week when she told me she no longer wants to go with us. She said she doesn’t want my husband to be responsible for her; she needs to… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – We Cause Scenes

Movie: We Cause Scenes: The Rise of Improv Everywhere Director: Matt Adams It’s Never Too Late to Have a Happy Childhood “Brilliant. There is just something so emotionally overwhelming to me when I watch a group of human beings . . . just being. To see them all spontaneously break out in smiles and laughter,… Read more »

Unlimited Engagement

Do you know what’s going on? If you don’t, how do you find out? Many people wait until someone tells them or until they read it in the papers. Getting news second hand is limited engagement. I recently attended three council meetings in eight days. One, the AUSU monthly council meeting, was via telephone. At… Read more »

Editorial – The Big Box Squeeze

I was reading this article from CBC news about how the big discount store Target is trying to demand an extra 2% discount from its suppliers. This is not terribly unexpected. It’s simply the nature of capitalism and economies of scale. Those with more resources can demand more for them from those with less. But… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Road Trip!

August is around the corner?which means there’s only a month left of summer holidays. But don’t let that get you down! Instead, try out these apps and start planning a road trip that’ll make this month the best part of summer yet. On the Go Whether you like planning or prefer to travel on the… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home and Abroad

At Home: Saskatchewan Revamping Teacher Regulation Did you know that, currently, complaints about teacher competence and behaviour are handled internally by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation? This is the union that is supposed to represent teachers to management. The Saskatchewan government has some understandable concerns about this system, and so has appointed a “transition committee” to… Read more »