Editorial – Interrupting a Theme

What’s this? Two installments of Minds We Meet in a row? There’s a reason for that. Next week, The Voice Magazine will be taking a brief hiatus as I use the time to get started in a new course, make some preparations for Halloween, and catch up on some long overdue reading.

All of which means that this week’s The Voice Magazine is also next week’s. And so, when an issue of The Voice Magazine is going to be hanging around for longer than usual, I like to make sure we’ve got a great student interview sitting up front to draw in new readers. In this case, we’re featuring our interview with another candidate who ran in the recent by-election, Joshua Ryan.

If You’re thinking there might be a theme of who is getting interviewed here, You’re right! But you could interrupt that theme by becoming one of our interviewees yourself. we’re always looking for new student stories, and to make it worth your while, we send out a little grab bag of stuff for each interviewee. Even if you think your story doesn’t hold any interest, think of how many other people are in the exact same situation as you. Now wouldn’t it be neat to read about someone like you? To see those little things they’ve done that might have made their lives completely different ? or not?

Well, I bet they’re thinking the exact same thing! Which is why you need to be the one to step forward. Email me at voice@voicemagazine.org and I can get you set up with our interviewer for a future issue.

This week, we’ve got a virtual grab bag of stuff, whether It’s the resurgence of type-writing and what the lack of a delete key does, to how to handle that we always seem to be able to find one last mistake once we’ve hit submit, to even a top 10 list on how to get an F (don’t worry, It’s also got some tips on how to avoid it, just in case). Plus, as this is Canadian Library Month, we couldn’t let the month go by without at least a passing mention of how even AU students can make use of an actual library once in a while.

Also this week, our ongoing graphic novel, the Doppelgänger Cure, takes an unexpected turn, and the Creative Spark gives us some tips to help conquer our fear of public speaking, and maybe even take the act on the road. Then of course there’s our regular selection of news, reviews, entertainment, and advice to keep you somewhat distracted from the craziness going on with the election in the United States.

And when we come back in November, we’ll have a new small section that should be of use to all students as well. I’m a bit excited about it.

So, until then, enjoy the read!

P.S. If you didn’t already know, The Voice Magazine has a Facebook page and a twitter feed if You’re into that kind of thing!