Vol. 26 Iss. 19

Volume 26, Issue 19 - 05/11/2018

Minds We Meet—Natasha Donahue

Natasha Donahue is an Athabasca University Students’ Union Councillor serving as the Vice President Finance and Administration, and an undergraduate student at Athabasca University.  Donahue is working towards an undergraduate degree in science with dreams of working at CERN and the Perimeter Institute.  She is a mom with a passion for science and a long… Read more »

The Study Dude—Tools for Top Students

Try speedreading an e-book.  It’s like speed-baking a frozen turkey.  Impossible!  But if stuck with a frozen fowl, top students will quickly get it golden. In grad studies, I did speedreading.  Often, I’d be the only student prepared for discussion.  But when I’d speed-read dense material, I’d glean only the clear-written sentences.  The rest escaped… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Taiwan 7-11 Food Tour

At Canadian 7-11s, we fill up our gas, grab a cup of coffee and in the midst of summer heat, maybe gulp down a cup of Slurpee.  Unlike the familiar 7-11 convenience store and gas station combo, 7-11s across the globe in Taiwan have a familiar but culturally unique vibe that is worth a visit. … Read more »

The Fit Student—Get Bug Thin

Doctors who hype health remedies often seem pudgy.  Perhaps they work nonstop, never getting to the gym.  Or maybe they have mad science syndrome, opting for an overworked, middle-aged look.  And remember when doctors stylishly smoked? I don’t know one doctor with big pecs and barn-door lats.   My dentist ran marathons, but didn’t push health,… Read more »

Course Exam—LGST 230

LGST 230 (The Canadian Legal System) is a three-credit introductory Legal Studies course that falls under business and administrative studies.  This course is designed for students who are interested in learning more about Canada’s legal system, its history and development, and the trends in Canadian law.  There are no prerequisites for this course. LGST 230… Read more »

Dear Barb—Take a Second

Dear Barb: I have been dating this great guy for six months.  He has two young children and is a widower who lost this wife two years ago.  I have met his children and we have gone on a few outings.  They are not very receptive to me and tend to cling to their dad. … Read more »

Editorial—Coming Up!

Yesterday was the first full public meeting of the new 2018-2020 AUSU Council.  A bunch of new Council members means that I suddenly know a bunch of people who can be badgered into giving interviews, and you’ll find the first of those showing up in this week’s issue.  Some of them have been previously interviewed… Read more »

The Tie That Binds

Mother’s Day falls on May 13th this year.  It is a day to celebrate all that your mother, or mother figure, has done for you, and, if nothing else, honor her for bringing you into the world.  Mothers come in all shapes and sizes, but we all believe our mothers are special and unique.  All… Read more »

The Full AU Experience

I’ve been working in a sporting good store for nearly four years.  It’s not that my job is bad, necessarily.  I do really enjoy the people I work with, but we make crap money.  At a certain point I think we’ve all asked ourselves if the fun we have at work is worth eating thirty-cent… Read more »

Reminiscing of Pickled Herring

Things that appear normal to you, things that you grew up with, are sometimes strange to others.  My grandparents were Finnish so having pickled herring and rollmops (pickled herring, but with the skin on) around was just normal.  They were a nice quick snack.  Everyone who would visit Grandma’s always helped themselves (through her encouragement)… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

BComm/CPA Info Session Tues, May 15, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business business.athabascau.ca/event-details/bcomm-cpa-information-session-7/ Register online at above link Bannock and a Movie “Birth of a Family” Part 2 Thurs, May 17, 12:00 to 12:50 pm MDT Athabasca University, Peace Hills Trust Tower, 12th floor, Room 1222, 10011 – 109… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Jennifer expresses frustration with AU’s recent technical woes; response thread indicates AU is accommodating those negatively affected.  Emilia seeks feedback on HIST 365 and 460.  Tuyen relates how power outages and ProctorU (don’t) work; responses indicate AU displays understanding in these situations. Other posts include study tips, timeline for final grades, and… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  2018 Emerging Mystery Writer Scholarship Sponsored by:  Mystery Weekly Magazine Deadline:  May 30, 2018 Potential payout:  $300 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be a Canadian or US citizen, 23 years of age or younger as of Jan 1, 2019, and commencing or continuing post-secondary studies at a recognized institution in Canada or the US… Read more »