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—The Closing Ceremonies

The 2020 Olympics have finally started in Japan.  These Olympics enjoy widespread condemnation from the citizens of Japan, with some 83% not wanting them to be held, and 10,000 volunteers of the 80,000 total having quit before the games even started. Tokyo has declared that there will be no live audiences for the events as… Read more »

Editorial—Take Advantage of My Work

After a small hiccough, we’ve got the Council report for the June meeting, the last meeting before the by-election took place.   It included the approval of AUSU’s new indigenous circle’s terms of reference and the equity, diversity, and inclusion policy, as AUSU continues to concentrate on becoming a more inclusive organization recognizing the breadth of… Read more »

Editorial—Nothing Much Changed

So, it’s happened here in Alberta.  We’re all opened up.  Even in Calgary, the one city that was a little more recalcitrant about it has voted to drop the mask bylaw and let things open again. And yet, if all you went by was what you see at the stores, you wouldn’t know it.  I… Read more »

Editorial—Meet the New Boss(es)

You voted!  They’ve been counted, and the winners announced, so congratulations to you, and congratulations to the six candidates, soon to officially be a big part of AUSU Council.  Those candidates are Dur-E-Najaf Syed, Leah Campbell, Cassandra MacKay, Jesse Poriz, Meredith Charlton, and Eva Notter.  You can read more about the positions of these candidates… Read more »

Editorial—The Dose with the Most

You’ll have to excuse me this week, there remain a couple of articles to get up on the web, and the PDF is nowhere near complete yet. The problem is that on Thursday, I received my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  (Moderna, in my case.)  I didn’t think this would be any problem because… Read more »

Editorial—Bi-Election 2021

This week, our feature article is an interview with not one student, but nine of them!  In this case, it’s nine of the eleven candidates running in the AUSU’s 2021 By-Election (or is it now a Bi-election, since it’s happened twice this term?) We sent out a quick set of interview questions to the candidates… Read more »

Questioning the Candidates—2021 AUSU By-Election Edition

In just a few days (June 24th, watch your e-mail), AUSU Council will begin accepting votes for the current by-election. With six seats available on Council, that’s just under half the total votes, nearly enough to change the entire direction that Council is going, so it’s important that you consider who want to take those… Read more »

Editorial—What’s With the Names?

Every day, the Voice Magazine uploads a select article to the website just to give you a sneak-peek of what’s coming up in the magazine on Friday.  If you’re one of the people who take advantage of that sneak peek, you may have noticed something odd earlier in the week.  Our site was listing me… Read more »

Editorial—The Schools of Bart Simpson

Despite how transmissible COVID-19 is, I couldn’t say for sure if I knew anybody who’d actually had the disease.  I have my suspicions about certain members of my family, but nothing definitive.  Until now, at least.  With some 40,000 students attending AU, it makes sense that at least some of us have had COVID-19, and… Read more »

Editorial—Not to be Pessimistic

Here in Alberta, Premier Kenney’s laid out an ambitious schedule for a nearly full re-opening; one that just happens to coincide nicely with the timing of the Stampede.  If all goes to plan, the Alberta should be pretty much wide open just a week or so before the doors to the Stampede open. And honestly,… Read more »