Posts By: Karl Low

Karl Low

Born and (mostly) raised in Calgary, Karl has been taking courses on and off at AU since 1999. At one point, he changed his major from Computing Science to Computing Science because the new program requirements fit what he’d already taken better. Since then, he switched to English and graduated (w/Great Distinction he likes to add) proving along the way that it is entirely possible to complete an entire AU course within a three week period. If only he had done this at the beginning of the course instead of in the last extension.

This is not something he advises unless you are desperate, masochistic, or, ideally, both.

He is currently the managing editor of The Voice Magazine, where he tries to put his education to use helping other students as they provide content for The Voice

Editorial—Not So Unlucky After All

The more Friday the 13ths I’m exposed to, the less likely I am to believe they’re unlucky.  You, for instance, are lucky to get this issue of The Voice Magazine because I’m thinking it’s going to be one of our stand-outs of the year.  The only unlucky thing about it is that it’s coming out… Read more »

Editorial—Doubling Down

Certain big credit agencies get a lot of attention for the credit ratings they give to various companies, organizations, even provinces or nations.  Moody’s is one such. Very recently, they announced a downgrade of Alberta’s credit, based on their opinion of “structural weakness in the provincial economy that remains concentrated and dependant on non-renewable resources… Read more »

Editorial—It’s a Stretch

It’s hard to believe it’s less than a month until Christmas. That means there’s only three more issues left of The Voice Magazine this year, and that it’s time to start thinking about what your personal pick for Best of the Voice Magazine will be. Like the university, we’ll be taking the last full week… Read more »

Editorial—Taxing Questions

One of the changes that the Alberta government has made with the new budget is to remove the tax credit that used to be given to students for full-time or part-time studies, along with the corresponding tax credit given for textbooks. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of tax credits as a form of student… Read more »

Editorial—An Anchor on their Necks

What fun times in education these days. The Ohio state government has just amended their legislation with a piece called the Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act of 2019 that says, in part, “No school district board of education, … shall prohibit a student from engaging in religious expression in the completion of homework, artwork, or… Read more »

Editorial—Back At It!

Switching things up a bit this week, we don’t have a student interview as our feature.  I know, right?  However, we are still featuring an interview, just this time, it’s of Canadian country-pop artist, Bree Taylor.  I’m not a country music fan in general, nor a popular music fan either.  But it’s still an interesting… Read more »

Editorial—A Halloween Budget

Yesterday, Premier Kenney released the UCP’s first Alberta budget, and while I haven’t had the time yet to do a deep dive into it, I can tell you from first impressions that this is going to hurt.  For those wondering, AU has announced that they’re looking at their base operating funding to be cut by… Read more »

The AU Alumni Awards

On Monday, October 21, while many people settled down in front of their televisions or with groups of fellow minded citizens to watch the results of the federal election roll in, a small group of AU staff and faculty, and an even smaller number of students, gathered in Fort Calgary to celebrate the AU Alumni… Read more »

Editorial—Surprising Uprisings

One of the nice things about being able to write this editorial is that I’m free to tell you what I think. Free from constraints of objective facts and painstaking research, I can just lay out my opinions on whatever issue of the day is bugging me, even do things like tell you how to… Read more »

Editorial—Ignoring the Debates

I have to admit, I’ve ignored the federal election debates that have been presented on television over the last few days.  What I’ve read about them has essentially confirmed what I expected, if you were looking for solid information or ideas, they were mostly a waste of time. In this age of the internet that… Read more »