Monthly Archives: September 2007

Show 515 Sunday 30 September

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Sunday Kitchen #66 Hummus and Pita Bread

Soak some chickpeas overnight.
Cook them.
Then blend them with some tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil.
Hummus.

Put 2 teaspoons of yeast in 1/4 cup of warm water.
Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and let stand for 10 minutes.
Sift 2 1/2 cups of flour and 1/2 teaspoon of salt into a warm bowl.
Form a well in the center.
Pour in yeast mixture and one cup of warm water.
Mix.
Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for about 10 to 15 minutes, until smooth and no longer sticky.
Oil a large boil.
Place dough in bowl and turn to coat with oil.
Cover with a damp cloth and put in a warm place free of drafts for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Dough should be doubled in bulk.
Knead for a few minutes then divide into balls.
Roll balls into circles on a lightly floured surface with floured rolling pin.
Sandwich the circles between floured cloths and let rise for about 20 minutes in a warm place.
Sprinkle cookie sheets with flour or oil.
Bake for 5 to 10 minutes at 475 degrees.
Hummus and pita bread.
Mmm, delicious.

links

I used this pita bread recipe.

This show was featured on the cataspanglish blog.
Thanks Cris 🙂

music

show start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

other music
artist: HOTEL 7
album: HOTEL 7
track: The oval room feat. Syncopator
from: Milano, Italy
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site
YouTube channel

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Show 514 Saturday 29 September

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Today we went to a football game at Acadia University’s stadium.
The game is called football in Canada. In New Zealand we call it gridiron or American football. I’d never seen a football game before so I was pretty excited about going.

I was really surprised that such a small university even has a stadium. And it’s not just like a field with a few chairs by it … it’s an actual full-on stadium with a shop and a box office. Universities are not things I usually associate with sport, but apparently it’s a North American thing.

The guy from the student paper invited us to sit with him and he explained some of the rules to me which was nice.

Acadia was playing the Huskies, a team from a university in Halifax called Saint Mary’s.

Acadia scored first. A try is worth 6 points. Except that it’s not called a try it’s called a touchdown – which is kind of funny, since the ball doesn’t actually have to touch the ground.

A conversion is one point and a field goal three points … and there are other ways to score points too.

The people in front of us were yelling stuff to the opposite team, which was very entertaining. They also cheered their team.

Let’s go Axemen. Let’s go Axemen.

The red and blue above the rest,
Above the rest.
Our teams are fighting,
And they are out to win the fray!
Well, I should say,
We’ve got the team. BOOM! BOOM!
We’ve got the steam. BOOM! BOOM!
For this is old Acadia’s day.


Some girls danced at half time.
These are the Acadia dancers.
And these are the Saint Mary’s dancers.

One man took his passion to a whole new level.

This was the first game on the new field. This field used to be grass but it’s now made of synthetic grass filled with sand, rubber, and reground sports shoe material.
At first I was shocked at the thought of being tackled on artificial grass but I jumped on it and it actually felt pretty soft.

We have to run to the football.
Everybody hear me on that?
Let’s get to the ball!

Another thing that surprised me that there are about a zillion players on each team, and they keep running on and off the field. Come on … if you’re going to play sport you might as well play the whole game.

Oh and the time too, I first heard the game was 60 minutes long, with 20 minutes for half time – which sounds like a reasonable length. But, no, it’s actually way longer because they keep stopping the clock. We stayed for over two hours and the game was only three quarters of the way through.

I decided I just couldn’t handle watching sport any longer so we called it a day. When we left I’m pretty sure Acadia was winning, but I just checked the score on the net and the final score was 40-12 to the Huskies. Wow.

notes

The red and blue … This is the Acadia song. It’s on page 154 of the ASU student handbook.
I think it’s called a fight song.
In the book, we’ve got the steam is before we’ve got the team, but the guys sitting in front of us sang it the other way around.

zillion noun (informal) a very large number

way adverb (informal) a lot, much, really

handle verb manage or cope with (a situation, person, or problem)

music

show start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

other music
artist: XL Ant
album: XL Ant
track: Balbalama5
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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Show 513 Friday 28 September

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

Friday is “culture class” day for the English language students at Acadia. And today we were supposed to be going to a corn maize, but the weather wasn’t so great, so it was cancelled, which is a shame, but plan B turned out to be really cool. We went to a place in Wolfville where you can choose a piece of pottery and paint it. It was really fun.
Here’s a bit of footage from the day.

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora this is Stick News. On Wednesday, the producer of The Daily English Show was interviewed on Canadian radio for the second time in a month.

The national public radio and television broadcaster in Canada is called the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation or CBC.
CBC operates several radio stations including Radio One.
CBHA-FM is the CBC Radio One affiliate in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
It broadcasts both national and local programs. One of the local programs is called Mainstreet.
Mainstreet is on weekdays from 4 to 6 pm. According to their website, the show is “A lively and entertaining blend of national and regional news, interviews, book reviews and recipes”.
This week Mainstreet scored an interview with the producer of The Daily English Show.
The interview was live at around 5:40 on Wednesday.
Also find out what brought an English teacher from Japan all the way to Wolfville and why she has her camera equipment in tow.
Stay tuned, those stories are coming up in the final half hour of Mainstreet. You are listening to Mainstreet on CBC Radio One. It’s five thirty and the local news is coming up next.

And that was Stick News for Friday the 28th of September.
Kia Ora.

friday joke

One day a little boy called Johnny was sitting in a church. He had to go to the bathroom so he said to his mother, ”Mummy, I have to piss”.
His mother said, ”Johnny, don’t say piss in church! Next time you have to use the bathroom, say, ‘whisper’ because it is more polite”.
The next Sunday, Johnny had to go to the bathroom again. This time he was sitting next to his father, so he said to his father, ”Daddy I have to whisper”.
His father said, ”OK. Here, whisper in my ear”.

conversations with sarah
#318 How was the pottery painting?

Step 1: Repeat Tim’s lines.
Step 2: Read Tim’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Tim How was the pottery painting?

Sarah Good. It was fun.

Tim Have you ever done that before?

Sarah No, not like that – where you buy a piece already made and just paint it. But I went somewhere in Japan where you make a piece and then you choose the colour and they glaze it and then post it to you.

Tim Was that in Tokyo?

Sarah No, it was in Tokoname, in Aichi.

Tim What did you make?

Sarah I made three things: a rice bowl, a tea cup and just, like, a plate.

Tim Do you still have them?

Sarah Yeah, I think I still have two of them. I think one of them got chipped so I threw it away. But I still have the other two.

Tim What are you going to do with the cups?

Sarah The ones I painted here? I don’t know. Drink coffee out of them for a start, I guess.

links

The Clay Ground

CBC

CBC Radio

CBHA- FM

Mainstreet Nova Scotia on CBC Radio One

today’s STICK NEWS pictures

Fair Dealing

today’s joke (Contains spelling mistakes. I rewrote it a bit.)

Tokoname at Wikipedia

Tokoname pottery

Tokoname more about pottery

music

show start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: sion
album: Smoky Jazz Dub
track: Back for Coffee
from: Rugby, ? (doesn’t say which country – could be England, Australia, South Africa or USA)
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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Show 512 Thursday 27 September

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.It’s time for a history lesson.
See this book? This is the Acadia Students’ Union Handbook – it’s like a diary or schedule or planner or whatever you call it.
I think the cover’s pretty awful, but there’s a lot of useful information inside, including a page with a brief history of Wolfville.
So let me share with you the history of Wolfville.
The first known settlers to this area were these people: Mi’kmaq – I don’t know how to pronounce that. But anyway, they arrived somewhere around 700 AD.
Then French people settled here in the 1680s and they were called French Acadians.
Then in 1755 the British kicked out the Acadians.
And between 1759 and 1760 lots of planters settled here. I don’t know what they were planting – but it says here they were planters.
And the community became known as Mud Creek, because there was a muddy creek I guess.
Then in 1830 it was changed to Wolfville – and the name comes from the family name: DeWolfe. It says here that DeWolfe families were prominent and numerous in this area.

So there you go. When I first heard the name Wolfville I thought it must have been named that because there were a lot of wolves in this area. But, no.

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora in Stick News today, there is now an official anti-bullying day in Nova Scotia. The second Thursday of the school year has been named Stand Up Against Bullying Day. On the day students are being asked to wear pink.

A teenage boy in Cambridge, Nova Scotia wore a pink polo shirt on his first day of school this year.
He was harassed for wearing the shit. People called him a homosexual and threatened to beat him up.
Two students heard about the bullying and decided to take action. CBC news reported they went to a nearby discount store and bought 50 pink shirts.
They then emailed classmates and asked them to wear the shirts to support their anti-bullying cause, which they called their ‘sea of pink’ campaign.
The next day dozens of students wore the pink shirts and hundreds more wore their own pink clothes.
When the bullied student arrived at school to see the students wearing pink, his classmates said it was a powerful moment.
“Definitely it looked like there was a big weight lifted off his shoulders. He went from looking right depressed to being as happy as can be.”
The school principal was proud of his students.
He said: “You’re always hearing about the youth of the world and how bad things are. Well, they’re not that bad.”
Now, the second Thursday of the school year has been officially recognized as Stand Up Against Bullying Day by the Nova Scotia government.
The Premier, a former teacher, is encouraging students to wear pink on the day and he says he was impressed by the students who started the campaign.
“I’ve seen circumstances as a teacher where students can make a difference, and this is one of those times when students have made a difference.”

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 27th of September.
Kia Ora.
ASKING ACADIA
Do you know where the name Wolfville comes from?

No idea.

I don’t know.

Um, I have no clue where the name Wolfville comes from?

Probably when the founder of this great town came about I’m pretty sure a wolf attacked him. And he just decided to call it Wolfville because he battled that wolf so badly, that it was left with him forever. So he thought that he would like to name this great, great, great village after the wolf that had attacked him.

 conversations with sarah
#317 Are Acadians different from Quebecois?

Step 1: Repeat Jack’s lines.
Step 2: Read Jack’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Jack Are Acadians different from Quebecois?

Sarah Yeah. They’re both descendants of people from France – but they settled in different areas of Canada, so the culture’s different.

Jack How many Acadians are there?

Sarah Ah, it says here in Wikipedia there are 380 thousand.

Jack And they all live in Nova Scotia?

Sarah No, most of them live in New Brunswick.

Jack Where’s that?

Sarah It’s the province next to Nova Scotia.

Jack So lots of people there speak French?

Sarah Yeah, it says 35%.

Jack But it’s different from Quebec French?

Sarah Yeah, it’s Acadian French.

links

today’s news
today’s STICK NEWS pictures

music

show start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

asking acadia start
artist: XL Ant
album: XL Ant
track: Levitation (Club Mix)
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: sion
album: Smoky Jazz Dub
track: Back for Coffee
from: Rugby, ? (doesn’t say which country – could be England, Australia, South Africa or USA)
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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Show 511 Wednesday 26 September

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

Today’s mistake is: I have ever

I‘ve heard people say things like this quite often.
I have ever been to France.
Or I have ever been snowboarding.

I think it’s an understandable mistake to make because the question is: Have you ever … ?
Like: Have you ever been to France?
So you might think the answer would be: Yes, I have ever been to France.

But, no, if it’s not a question, don’t use ever.

Have you ever been to a baseball game?
I’ve been to a baseball game.

And the negative would be: I’ve never been to a baseball game.

And while we’re on the topic – what’s the difference between have you and have you ever?

Well, let me try to explain.

If it is a have you question it could be something that you are expecting the person to do and you’re just asking if they’ve done it yet.
Like: Have you done your homework?
Or it could be something that you think there’s a high chance that they have done, like: Have you seen The Lord of the Rings?

But have you ever implies that you think that there’s a good chance they may not have done it.

So in Wolfville I wouldn’t ask anyone: Have you ever been to Halifax? – because I would assume that most people have. But I would ask that in BC. And if I was in New Zealand I would say: Have you ever been to Canada?

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora in Stick News today, according to the Canadian Cancer Society, women should no longer systematically check their breasts for lumps each month. They say there’s no evidence the method saves lives.

Today theglobeandmail.com reported the Canadian Cancer Society has changed their tune about breast self-examination or BSE.
They said for years, breast cancer groups have distributed cards outlining how women should perform BSE, and urging them to do so at the same time each month.
But the new message is that they don’t need to check their breasts on schedule.
The Canadian Cancer Society said that monthly BSE gave women a false sense of security and results in unnecessary anxiety and treatment. They now say checking is best done with mammography and clinical breast examinations conducted by a trained nurse or physician.
Instead of DIY breast checks, the society says women should get to know their breasts and be alert to changes that may signal a problem.
They said that even though they would no longer be recommending breast self-examination as a monitoring method, it was still important for women to look at and feel their breasts to detect changes in them.

And that was Stick News for Wednesday the 26th of September.
Kia Ora.

ASKING ACADIA

Have you ever uploaded a video to the internet?

Oh, no.
No.
No.
Not one of myself no.
Not really. Not in my life.

conversations with sarah
#316 What did you do?

Step 1: Repeat Lucy’s lines.
Step 2: Read Lucy’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Sarah Let’s ask each other questions off this list.

Lucy
OK, sounds good. Who’s going first?

Sarah OK, you go first.

Lucy You mean, I ask first?

Sarah Yes, you ask me a question.

Lucy OK, let’s see … have you ever broken a bone?

Sarah No, I haven’t. Have you?

Lucy No.

Sarah OK, my turn. Let’s see … have you ever received a present that you really hated?

Lucy Yes, I have.

Sarah What was it?

Lucy A dress. My aunt gave me this dress for my birthday when I was about 10. I really hated it.

Sarah What did you do?

Lucy I just said thank you and tried to look happy, but I never wore it.

links

today’s news

today’s STICK NEWS pictures

music

show start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

asking acadia start
artist: XL Ant
album: XL Ant
track: Levitation (Club Mix)
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: sion
album: Smoky Jazz Dub
track: Back for Coffee
from: Rugby, ? (doesn’t say which country – could be England, Australia, South Africa or USA)
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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Show 510 Tuesday 25 September

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Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

I’ve been doing a few interviews recently. I mean not me interviewing someone – but being interviewed for a change.
I did that interview before I left Nelson. And then yesterday I was interviewed by the editor of the student newspaper … which I haven’t quite worked out how to pronounce. The athenaeum. Maybe.
I think that interview was for an article and also for their podcast.

I was actually on the cover of this paper last week, doing yoga of all things. I just happened go to that free class that they had when the yoga center opened and there was a photographer there. Anyway, I’m not going to show you that.

But I will show you this – I put a notice in their classified section to ask if anyone wants to help us out with The Daily English Show or answer a question on camera for the Asking Acadia section. I wonder if anyone will actually email me.

Also, today I got an email from someone at CBC – that stands for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. And they said they wanted to interview me. So we had a talk on the phone. And now I’m going to be on their afternoon show. So that’s going to be sometime between 4 and 6pm tomorrow – which is Wednesday the 26th of September.

Another thing that’s going on tomorrow is an election. It is the SRC By-Election Day. SRC stands for Students’ Representative Council.
And in today’s paper, you can see all the candidates in this newspaper.

There are many positions like:

Grad Class President
Grad Class Vice President
Councilor at Large …

I don’t even know what that means. I thought it might be helpful if they published something describing a bit about what the jobs involved. But maybe everyone already knows.

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora in Stick News today, it’s election time at Acadia University. Tomorrow students will vote in the Students’ Representative Council by-election.

The Students’ Representative Council is the governing body of the Acadia Students’ Union.
Elections are held twice a year to choose the members of the council. There is a general election in February and a by-election in September.
Today the Acadia student newspaper published write-ups for each candidate in tomorrow’s election.
One student wrote this: “We’re coming to the pinnacle of our university careers at one of the best schools in the world. We should be united in spirit as a class, and give back to the school that has helped us grow together as a family.”
Another candidate shared her dream for the future: “I want nothing more than to return to Wolfville when I’m sixty and shake my broken old hips on the dance floor with my aging (and still amazing) friends and classmates”.
One person even wrote a poem: “I’ve got a lot to give and the only thing I lack, Is a last name that can be pronounced, and that is a fact”.

And that was Stick News for Tuesday the 25th of September.
Kia Ora.

ASKING ACADIA
Are you going to vote tomorrow?

Yes, I am.

Honestly, probably not. And only because um, it’s a lack of information I’m not aware of what they do. I’ve seen a lot of signs around, but nobody’s actually taken the time to explain to me what they do and what their roles are. So I can’t differentiate between candidates.

Oh, probably.

Um, no I guess. I don’t really know if there’s anything to vote about.

Yes.

conversations with sarah
#315 What were people protesting about?

Step 1: Repeat Jarrod’s lines.
Step 2: Read Jarrod’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Jarrod Are student politics big at universities in New Zealand?

Sarah Yeah, at Vic they were because they had a big political science department. And it was the capital city. I think a lot of people interested in politics go to that university.

Jarrod Were you interested in politics?

Sarah Yeah, from a journalists perspective. Not to join in myself.

Jarrod Can you remember who the president was?

Sarah I think I remember what he looked like. I can’t remember his name. I remember people shouting stuff over loudspeakers.

Jarrod Shouting what?

Sarah Oh, there were often protest marches to parliament.

Jarrod What were people protesting about?

Sarah Usually fees.

Jarrod Too high?

Sarah Yeah.

Jarrod Did you go on any marches?

Sarah Yeah, a couple.

links

today’s STICK NEWS pictures

music

show start
artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

asking acadia start
artist: XL Ant
album: XL Ant
track: Levitation (Club Mix)
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

cws start
artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

qa start
artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

qa bgm
artist: sion
album: Smoky Jazz Dub
track: Back for Coffee
from: Rugby, ? (doesn’t say which country – could be England, Australia, South Africa or USA)
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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Show 509 Monday 24 September

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Deutsch

Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.Today we scored an interview with the president!
Kyle is the president of the Acadia Students’ Union. And he’s also a student, so the first question I asked him was:

What are you studying?

I’m a French major, doing a minor in political science and math.

STICK NEWS

Kia Ora in Stick News today, Virgin Mobile is being sued after they used a photo of a 16-year-old girl in an ad campaign, without asking for her permission.

Virgin Mobile Australia is a mobile phone company based in Sydney, Australia.
Their latest national advertising campaign is called ‘Are You With Us Or What?’
For the campaign, they used images from Flickr, without asking for permission from the people in the photos.
One image was of a 16-year-old girl from Texas.
The photo was taken by an acquaintance, who then posted it on his Flickr page. He chose a Creative Commons license that allows others to use the photo, if they credit the photographer.
The ad features the photo of the girl doing a peace sign, with one of the campaign slogans, “Dump your pen friend”.

In the lawsuit, the girl’s family says the experience damaged her reputation, exposed her to ridicule from her peers and scrutiny from people who can now Google her.

And that was Stick News for Monday the 24th of September.
Kia Ora.

conversations with sarah
#314 How did you win the election?

Step 1: Repeat Sarah’s lines.
Step 2: Read Sarah’s lines and talk to Kyle.

Sarah Why did you decide to run for president?

Kyle Um, I guess a lot of it had to do with, ah, the fact that I’m, I’m pretty passionate about the student body here and about Acadia University itself. And, ah, I had been a president in one of the residences and I just figured that I could take a lot of things to like a higher level. So that’s why I did it.

Sarah How did you win the election?

Kyle Um, a two week campaign. Um, we did a lot of posters, a lot of signage.
A lot of just talking to general people and trying to get them, you know, excited about what we, what we had to offer. Um, I ran with two different people, so it was kind of like a slate. Um, but ah yeah, it was basically just a lot of really mad campaigning and ah, a lot of sleepless nights and ah, we went from there.

Sarah What does your job involve?

Kyle Basically, as a president of the organization I oversee all the services that the union provides. I oversee the executive. Um, but I am responsible to the student body at large. So, I’m kind of the bottom of the food chain. Um, so, I’m directed by the students as to what they want me to do. Um, but I also represent the union to national government, provincial governments, ah, to the administration.

Sarah Do you enjoy the job?

Kyle Love it. Every minute of it. I mean some days can be pretty stressful and I’ll go home and I’ll just be, “Oh, why did I even try to do this.” But then an hour later you’ll realize just like how awesome it was and how much of a, you know, an effect you had on the general student body just in that day.

Sarah What do you most enjoy about it?

Kyle Um, the interaction with people. I’m a people person so I love being able to chat and talk with people. So, getting to meet new people on a daily basis is really neat. And, ah, also ah, you know, being able to kind of connect yourself with alumni and the board of governors and those people are really neat to, you know, to be able to engage yourself with every day.

Sarah What are the issues that students most complain about?

Kyle Right now, it’s obviously faculty negotiations. Ah, that’s something that we hearing a lot of and something we’re campaigning about right now, trying to build awareness on. Um, there’s not really many other issues at this time. It’s so early in the year, so it’s really hard to gauge what the issues are going to be. Ah, but typically during the year, I mean, there aren’t really many complaints heard. It’s usually it’s just like an individual having, you know, one issue with something that can be taken care of pretty quick.

Sarah What would you most like to improve at Acadia?

Kyle Um, communication. And that was something that we set out in our goals in our campaign was that we wanted to communicate better and, you know, invent new ways of doing so.
So, I mean, we started, you know, with a big blitz with Facebook this year obviously that’s the big thing. Ah, podcasting, videocasts. Um, I mean this week we have a general meeting of the student body. Which we can get 140 people to go to. So that’s a huge thing. Really getting all the students involved this year and that was something we really wanted to do.

Sarah Do you want to be a politician?

Kyle Um, it’s lurked in my mind. A couple of times. Ah, I don’t really know if it’s something that … I more or less want to be a teacher, that’s kind of what I’m going for. But if the opportunity ever presented itself, I’d sure take it up.

links

today’s news

today’s STICK NEWS pictures

Kyle Steele – president of the Acadia Students’ Union

music

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artist: AdHoc
album: Toutes directions
track: La note en cage
from: Annecy, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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artist: San Sebastian
track: Happy Sad
artist site

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artist: Manu Cornet
album: Distance & Temps
track: Silk Road
from: Paris, France
album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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artist: XL Ant
album: XL Ant
track: Reality (Chill Out mix)

album at Jamendo
artist at Jamendo
artist site

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