Vol. 28 Iss. 10

Volume 28, Issue 10 - 03/06/2020

Porkpie Hat—A New Universe

“Listen: there’s a hell/ of a good universe next door; let’s go” – e.e.  Cummings He’s right, you know, take it from me! I’ve been back and forth quite a bit lately because I’m planning a permanent move, if only in my imagination.  Frankly, this one has been getting pretty sketchy.  There’s a lot to… Read more »

The Study Dude—Ziggy Needs Good Study Habits

Ziggy needs good study habits.  But don’t we all, despite our high IQ’s and vastly unlimited potential? Well, Ziggy’s no different. In grad school, I took a statistics course in Sociology, which was outside of my faculty.  The first assignment was worth 5%.  It took over twenty pages to complete. Ziggy, a grad student within… Read more »

Beats from the Basement—Boston

Artist: Boston Album: Greatest Hits Growing up with a rock n’ roll dad meant that I would be familiarized with virtually every 70s and 80s band as part of my childhood initiation.  Not that I ever minded; there aren’t many genres that manage to make me feel as transcendent and impassioned as rock does.  But… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—DIY Simple Steak Recipe

While steak may seem outside of the student budget, there is still a lot of opportunity for students to celebrate in lieu of taking a vacation. Afterall a steak dinner is still much more affordable than flying abroad. During Christmas break, I had the chance to perfect my steak recipe and wanted to share my… Read more »

The Fit Student—Morning Fun Time to Help you Flourish

Are you a single mom AU student, wanting to wake up in the wee hours to find time to study? Or are you a budding author, wanting to squeeze in an hour of writing before sunrise?  Or are you frazzled in the morning, waking up last minute, rushing out the door, stressed? Author Katie Stone… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 378 (Introduction to Database Management)

COMP 378 (Introduction to Database Management) is a three-credit, senior-level computer science course that is developed along the database development life cycle, allowing students to easily relate topics to one another along a logical path.  The structure of the course follows the development of the material in Modern database management.  Students must successfully complete COMP… Read more »

Dear Barb—The New Guy

Dear Barb: I married my ex when we were both quite young.  Even though our relationship was difficult we tried our best to stay together for our daughter.  Eventually, though, it got to the point that we were arguing constantly and we both felt it wasn’t the best atmosphere to raise our daughter.  We separated… Read more »

Alberta’s Recent LGBTQ+ Struggles

Canada’s recent federal election revealed an increasing intolerance, with cries of “Wexit” separatism, anti-immigrant diatribes, and overt xenophobia.  However, this is not a new phenomenon.  The Social Credit Party first introduced Albertans to the concept of secession in the 1930s.  Unrest re-emerged once again during the 1970s, as Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s initiatives of bilingualism, the… Read more »

Editorial—Welcome, Welcome!

The votes are in, and your new AUSU Council has been elected!  Congratulations to those who won, and a definite thank you to everyone who ran.  The vote totals show that just under 400 votes were case for the winner, with almost all candidates receiving over 300 votes, meaning that the election was very close…. Read more »

Coronavirus—Should We Be Worried?

The outbreak of coronavirus, now officially known as COVID-19 reminds me of SARS, but it has been said this is 10 times worse than SARS ever was. At the time of writing, the official death toll was only about 3400, some say the true number, in China alone, may be over 50,000 according to a… Read more »

A Letter to My Brother

Your birthday just passed and I thought about you, but then I think about you a lot. I remember when you would visit Grandma and Grandpa when I lived with them. You walked in with your wife and little son. You always dressed up for grandma, you looked so handsome. I was so proud to… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Group admin posts a reminder that the group serves as a peer support forum, and is not a substitute for information best obtained directly from AU.  Shauna asks about switching certificate programs; replies direct her to AU advising.  Jacqueline seeks tips for overcoming resistance to essay-writing; many students respond with their best… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  BeArt-Presets Academic Scholarship Sponsored by:  BeArt-Presents Deadline:  April 1, 2020, 11:59pm EST Potential payout:  $2000 USD Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be a high school senior, or an undergrad or grad student at an accredited university/academic institution. What’s required:  A completed online application, along with a maximum 1000-word essay on how this scholarship will… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

FHSS Research Talks: Education and Literacy Fri, Mar 6, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, MST AU Edmonton, Peace Hills Trust Tower, Room 1112 In person and online Hosted by FHSS news.athabascau.ca/events/winter-2020-fhss-research-talks-education-and-literacy Access online through above link Looking ahead… Three-Minute Thesis Competition Tue, Mar 17, 9:30am to 4:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by FGS news.athabascau.ca/events/three-minute-thesis-competition More info… Read more »