Minds We Meet—Anne-Marie Collins

The Voice Magazine recently had the chance to chat with Anne-Marie Collins (she/her) living in Bonnyville, Alberta, “situated on Treaty 6 land that is steeped in rich Indigenous history and is the traditional homeland and home to First Nations and Métis people today,” and is enrolled in the Post-Diploma Bachelor of Commerce: Human Resource Management. … Read more »

At the Crossroads Between Mental Health and Religion

There has never been a better time to be alive than now.  Thanks to technology and innovation, we are on pace to cure many of the diseases that have long plagued mankind, many barriers to the global economy have been practically eliminated and the standard of living is higher than it has ever been.  And… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Stare Decisis and Staring Down Our Past

Looking to the Future at AU while Putting Cultural Conniptions in Perspective Staring down our own spotty academic past, such as when life that got in the way of our best intentions to complete our degree in a brick-and-mortar setting, it’s easy to see how gratifying our return to the role of avid learner has… Read more »

Editorial—Canada Day 2022

Needless to say, I have yet to feel like celebrating, but oddly, even ignoring recent personal events, I don’t think this would have been a Canada Day I felt like celebrating.  In many ways, it feels like a good portion of my country has been co-opted by those who distrust what little science they understand,… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Saving saves.  A temporary internet connection issue for one exam-studying student highlights  the usefulness of saving course materials to PDF or print. Discord The course that lingers.  Forum posts for a completed course continue to show up in a student’s inbox.  Responses point to the preferences page on the student profile to… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Canada-Day weekend is, for some, the beginning of camping season.  Our writers past have had much to say about this quintessentially Canadian activity. A place to pitch your tent.  Experienced camper Heather Fraser provides a rundown of her favourite central-Canada campgrounds.  “On the other end of the spectrum from most campgrounds, it [Lilac Resort, MB]… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Dennis McGann Bursary Sponsored by:  The Columbia Foundation, and others Deadline:  August 1, 2022 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or Landed Immigrants, enrolling or enrolled in a Communications program (full or part time) at an accredited public post-secondary institution in Canada, and demonstrate financial need. What’s required:  A… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AUSU turns 30! July 11 to 15 Online and in-person (Edmonton) Hosted by AUSU twitter.com/austudentsunion/status/1542576591330500608 More event info coming soon! All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Four Tips on Decorating your Home on a Budget

Lately I’ve been trying to style my space to look more modern and aesthetically pleasing.  Fairly quickly into the home decor game, I’ve noticed that amidst a supply chain shortage (the couch I ordered took 5 months to arrive), and inflationary pressures the bill for home decor can add up quite quickly.  Despite being on… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Mexican Literature

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 »

How to Burst with Energy

If you’re like me, you want high performance.  So, you might be pushing yourself to work harder each day.  In addition, you might be verbalizing your plans of action before tackling each task.  However, like, you might also be crashing throughout your day. So, I’ve come up with a game for us high-performance machines.  Namely,… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Beef Stew ReDo

I decided to make beef stew a while back.  It was a rainy, cool day, and something hardy was starting to appeal to me.  I followed my last recipe, but then I thought about how I could improve it.  I think this could be a metaphor for life, really.  The changes to this recipe are… Read more »

Self-Talk for Peak Performance

If you’ve ever wanted to live the life of a celebrity, star performer, star athlete, or astronaut, then don’t wait, you can start working toward it right now.  Better still, you can start talking like one upon reading this article. Of course, you won’t be a celebrity or star unless that’s your goal in life… Read more »

Music Review—Sometimes, Forever

Artist: Soccer Mommy Album: Sometimes, Forever Singer-songwriter Sophie Allison—better known by her stage name Soccer Mommy—has released her third studio album, Sometimes, Forever.  The album is available anywhere you stream your music. Sometimes, Forever is a combination of 90’s alternative rock, electronic breakdowns, pop hooks, new wave, and country.  It is the epitome of Gen… Read more »

Dear Barb—Women’s Work

Dear Barb: I am in my early forties, and I have been working very hard at surviving in a man’s corporate world.  People may think women have come a long way, and we have, but we still have a way to go.  I have been working at the same company for almost 20 years and… Read more »