Vol. 29 Iss. 35

Volume 29, Issue 35 - 09/03/2021

How to Survive Studying with Children

Distance learning is hard.  Studying from home takes enormous amounts of self-discipline, motivation, and perseverance—even more so for those of us who have children.  As an AU graduate with two children, I discovered some tips and tricks along the way to manage the chaos of studying at home with kids. Plan Ahead This is probably… Read more »

The Study Dude—Taking the Exam

You’re in the midst of an exam.  The studies and time leading up to this point are over.  It’s just you and the test.  What can you do to increase your chances of a top grade? Over the last several weeks, I’ve written cookbooks for writing essays and for memorization.  Today, it’s time to focus… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—The Human Cellular Connection

The oldest neighbour in our neighborhood, Jim, the only one who precedes my family arriving in this bucolic British Columbia valley in 1985, just passed away.  So will us all, like wisps of breeze and leaves on the trees.  Our studies and our lives equally mean nothing or everything depending on how they make us… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Peaches and Crepes

I have been looking at doing more desserts as my after-dinner delights are lacking.  With peach season in full swing right now, I was looking at some different ways to utilize fresh peaches while they are available. I have not made crepes in a long time, but it is not difficult.  You need medium heat… Read more »

Music Review—The Dandelion Child

Artist: Franklin Zoo Album: The Dandelion Child On October 1, 2021, progressive rock quintet Franklin Zoo will be releasing their third full-length album, The Dandelion Child. According to Franklin Zoo, The Dandelion Child offers a fresh and uncompromising sound, emotion of life lessons, and existential noise. “The album consists of six long, progressive songs,” reads… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Family Dynamic

Dear Barb: I hope you can help me with my problem.  I grew up in a very dysfunctional family, where everyone was arguing, fighting, not speaking for years, holding grudges, the whole gambit.  About 20 years ago I decided to try to change things and bring my family together.  Initially it seemed some of the… Read more »

Editorial—The Destination of Good Intentions

This editorial should have been done sooner. It should have been done before today’s announcement by the Alberta government of the new measures that are being put in place.  If it had, it would have been a fairly light frothy piece about some of the articles we have in this issue and some of the… Read more »

Five Ways to Problem Solve for Academic Success

We all have problems.  There exist both logical and irrational ways to solve them.  There exist emotional or loving ways to solve them, too.  Perhaps the best way to solve problems is with a model.  Models are tried and true and lead to a higher probability of success. Let’s use the problem-solving models from Life… Read more »

AUSU Update!

The Federal Election is September 20 and your vote matters! The AU student body vote brings weight to issues your President and Vice-President External discuss with Members of Parliament and government officials. By voting, you make it easier to advocate for lowering interest on loans, increasing bursaries, expanding job programs, and more! Important Dates September… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

MBA for Executives Webinar Thur, Sept 9, 10:00 to 11:00 am MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-executives-webinar-20210909/ RSVP through above link AUSUNights Virtual Student Social: Election edition Thur, Sept 9, 5:00 to 6:30 pm MDT Online via Zoom Hosted by AUSU news.athabascau.ca/events/ausunights-virtual-student-social-election-edition/ RSVP to ausu@ausu.org for meeting link

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Comma comma down dooby doo down down.  An ENGL 255 student is struggling with comma usage in assignments; Grammerly is the most-proposed helper tool. Discord New class round up.  In the #general channel, students share which courses they’re beginning on September 1.  A bit of a mix including COMP, ECON, ENGL, LGST,… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  2021 AES Scholarship Sponsored by:  AES Engineering Deadline:  October 8, 2021 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be high school seniors or students attending a post-secondary education facility. What’s required:  An email with contact and school info and your plans for next year, along with an essay of 500 to 1000 words… Read more »

Vintage Voice

On the heels of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, we glance back at two views on conflict and terror. Back to the beginning.  Dru Oja Jay Argosy  examines the motivations behind U.S. military action in Afghanistan.  “How, exactly, does one declare war on a concept, on a tactic, and how would such a… Read more »