Vol. 31 Iss. 13

Volume 31, Issue 13 - 03/31/2023

Cultural Frame Switching

Born in a culture straddling borders and raised in several communities in various geographical locations, lately, I have found myself thinking a great deal about a phenomenon known as cultural frame switching.  And although closely related, this term should not be confused with code switching, which often reflects the lived experiences of various equity-deserving groups… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Romanticism

From my early beginnings as a young introvert, the public library has always been a bit of a refuge.  Years later, not much has changed, albeit with an additional affinity for endless hours spent scouring second-hand bookstores to add to my ever-growing “to-read” pile. From one bookworm to another, this column will be underscoring and… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Off the Grid as an Online Student

Being swept away by meaningful yet ineffable moments of joy, desolation, or brilliance is a powerful part of being human.  As students, such magical life mysteries extend to the realm of reading, where words on a page morph into ideas and imagery that whisk us away to realms unimaginable.  When we find an academic discipline… Read more »

Music Review—No Sleep

Artist: Regard featuring Ella Henderson Single: No Sleep DJ Regard has released a new single featuring artist Ella Henderson titled “No Sleep”. The single is available for streaming anywhere you get your music. You may know Regard from his viral singles “Ride It” and “Secrets” featuring RAYE. You may also know Ella Henderson from season… Read more »

Dear Barb—Changing Etiquette

Dear Barb: Hi, we are a group of girls in our twenties who are working on a college paper about the evolution of etiquette and changes that may have occurred over the years.  A couple of girls in our group are presenting the theory that the rules of etiquette have never changed and personal behaviour… Read more »

Editorial—March to the End

A bit of a breather this week, after the monster issue that was last week’s issue.  Still, we have room for a lot of good stuff including the third part of Alek Golijanin’s investigation into recycling numbers, including his own experience with getting the number of a dead man, and the responses he got from… Read more »

Getting to Love Yourself on Video

Did you ever apply for a job and they requested you submit a video interview of yourself?  And did you pass on that job, thinking, “I just don’t have what it takes to be on video?” If so, join the club.  Unfortunately, cell phone videos up close are not flattering. At work, we have an… Read more »

Bird Course

Spring arrived late afternoon on March 20—according to the calendar anyway.  Here in eastern Ontario, there’s still snow on the ground, and we can expect a few early-spring snowstorms over the next few weeks.  It doesn’t yet look like spring. Except for the birds. As if on cue, some of the birds who spend summers… Read more »

Council Connection—February 16, 2023 Meeting

President Karen Fletcher was absent due to travel, so Executive Director Jodi Campbell chaired the February 16th, 2023 meeting, which commenced at 6:03 PM MT; Councillor Allie Wojtaszek was not in attendance either.  Executive Director Campbell called Governance and Advocacy Coordinator Duncan Wojtaszek to assist with accessibility moderation as he may be occupied with chairing… Read more »

Five Cost-Effective Date Night Activities

As the weather warms up, there are a lot of activities that are also opening up in the city.  For myself, I moved to Calgary about two years ago and have been exploring the city on the weekends and weekday evenings.  Since I don’t have any children, evening activities are an important part of my… Read more »

Why Learning is Good for its Own Sake

A sign at my brick-and-mortar university said, “Learning Is Good for Its Own Sake.” And I wondered, how exactly is learning good for its own sake, if not merely for a credential?  Indeed, it’s critical to learn new things daily, whether a new skill, idea, hobby, or talent.  Daily learning is as essential as watering… Read more »

AUSU Update

AUSU announced the results of the recent AUSU Student Council By-Election in a news post on March 22, 2023. Thank you to all of our student members who took the time to vote and thank you to everyone who ran in the election! Congratulations to Councillors Chantel Bradley and Manmeet Kaur for their successful election… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Pretty Lightroom Presets Annual Scholarship Sponsored by:  Pretty Lightroom Presets Deadline:  April 15, 2023 Potential payout:  $500 USD Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be either currently seniors in high school, or transitioning from high school to college or university, or currently enrolled in college or university in Canada or the United States. What’s required: … Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Library Chat Tues, Apr 4, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library www.athabascau.ca/library/index.html No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Writing Forum: Written exams Tues, Apr 4, 12:30 to 1:30 pm MDT Online via Microsoft Teams Hosted by AU’s Write Site www.athabascau.ca/write-site/writing-forum.html No pre-registration needed; access through above… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

AthaU Facebook Group All in the wording.  A student notices an assignment due date for ARHI 201, and wonders if it’s a suggestion only; responses suggest that most courses supply suggested study schedules, but hard deadlines can also be assigned; check with the tutor when in doubt. Discord Keeping tabs.  A thread in the #general… Read more »