Vol. 22 Iss. 08

Volume 22 Issue 8 - 02/28/2014

In Conversation – with Suzie LeBlanc, Part III

The same mist hangs in thin layers among the valleys and gorges of the mainland like rotting snow-ice sucked away almost to spirit; the ghosts of glaciers drift among those folds and folds of fir: spruce and hackmatack– – Elizabeth Bishop (excerpt from poem ?Cape Breton?) Suzie Leblanc is an internationally acclaimed Canadian soprano. Her… Read more »

Speak For Yourself

I wasn’t around for AUSU’s last student council election in 2012, so I’ve been following the 2014 elections with great curiosity. Unlike federal or provincial government elections and their unrelentingly coverage, the AUSU election is subtle. No campaign buses, no media interviews, no all-candidates meetings, and no mudslinging. I like it! AU’s Student Union is… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – New and Popular

Did you feel that online shockwave a few weeks back? For the first time a formal attempt was made to tame the wilds of Internet writing?or at least some semblance of a lasso was thrown out. Regardless, editors and writers everywhere are intrigued by Buzzfeed’s new style guide, which ?aims to provide a prevailing, and… Read more »

Dear Barb

Dear Barb: Hi, I have been dating my girlfriend for three months and we really get along great. Recently Dawn invited me to her apartment and I was shocked as her place was a complete mess! I could hardly find a place to sit down. I wasn’t prepared for this because she has always been… Read more »

From Where I Sit – In the Know

I don’t about you but I hate to be the last to know. Let me qualify that. I don’t necessarily care about what is trending on Twitter because anyone who’s awake and aware of her surroundings could figure that out based on general media (print, radio, TV) buzz. That is, after all how people got… Read more »

Mindful Bard

“He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.” – Aristotle Film: Cycling With Molière Director: Phillippe Le Guay Gauthier is a handsome theatre actor whose claim to fame is a cheesy role as a doctor in… Read more »

Editorial – Candidate Coverage

The AUSU Election is in full swing, and with it comes a Council Connection from the February 19th meeting, and Barbara Lehtiniemi’s article looking at how the election has affected her, even though she’s not a candidate herself. If you haven’t already voted, you’ve got until 8:30 on Saturday, MST to do so. The campaign… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – The Art of Winter

Sick of the cold and snow? Spring seem like it’ll never come? The outdoors may seem like a bleak wasteland, but there’s incredible beauty to be found. This week’s links look at art?including music?That’s dependent on cold temperatures. Orchestral Ice Talk about seasonal shows! This CNN photo feature highlights a unique Swedish orchestra that combats… Read more »

Council Connection

On Feburary 19th, Council met for the last time before the results of the election would be announced. All Councillors were present except for Wendy Barnard, who, due to personal family issues, decided she needed to leave both Council and remove herself from the election. Council thanked her for her hard work, and regretfully accepted… 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 »

Did You Know?

During the Election, AUSU will be holding a vote to approve the implementation of a new Health Care Plan. This plan will cost $325 per year, however students can opt out of the plan before the fees are applied. Those who do not, however, will receive benefits of up to $500 in dental (including preventative… Read more »

Free Motorcycle

Free 2006 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-636R Sportbike It is in excellent condition?100% mechanically. If interested pls contact: jacobgreen2001@yahoo.com