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—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 »

Porkpie Hat—Moments Beyond Hope

“I think it is no exaggeration to say we are on the cusp of the further perfection of extreme evil, an evil whose possibility spreads well beyond that which weapons of mass destruction bequeathed to the nation-states, on to a surprising and terrible empowerment of extreme individuals.” – Bill Joy “The best lack all conviction,… Read more »

Editorial

You may not realize this, but writers for The Voice Magazine get recognized for their work and I couldn’t be prouder.  The latest of ours to receive an award is none other than Barb Godin.  The Professional Writer’s Association of Canada has decided that her article, Mary’s Story, published on January 4, 2019 in our… Read more »

Editorial–The Rising Tides

A whirl of activism about climate change hit this week. With everything from a young girl scolding the leaders of the world at the UN to climate change rallies with school children in various nations around the globe. We’ve known about this stuff for over 30 years now.  We’ve had an amazingly strong consensus of… Read more »

Editorial—Do We Reward Learning?

The big news this week in politics, other than the campaign for the 43rd General Election officially starting, seems to be Mr. Trudeau’s photographs of him in “blackface” or “brownface” when he was younger. I’ll admit, at first, I didn’t really understand the big deal about this.  These weren’t obviously done to ridicule those races,… Read more »

Editorial—Putting the SU in Sucks

It’s nice to know that this editorial isn’t about AUSU. This year is the first year that Ontario using it’s Student Choice Initiative.  This initiative requires that student union fees be made entirely optional, with a few exceptions for specific programs such as those that fund things related to safety (such as “safe-walk” programs many… Read more »

Blue Ribbon For Participation

The United Conservative Party recently released the report from what they are calling a “Blue Ribbon Panel” about Alberta Finances.  The report is also being called the MacKinnon report because the head of the panel was Janice MacKinnon. A woman responsible for closing over 52 hospitals during her time in Saskatchewan.  If you haven’t heard… Read more »

Editorial—So Long Summer

An august end to August, I find this issue, to me, really brings the feel of Autumn to it.  Even if we’re not quite there, having articles like Jason Sullivan’s exploration of how simple questions can unmask philosophical considerations of the self, or Darjeeling Jones’ look at Haida Gwaii in northern BC and the sense… Read more »

Editorial—Sideless

You may have already heard that David Koch, one of the richest men on the planet, recently died at the age of 79. Mr. Koch was well known for his involvement in politics, providing funding to many organizations that work to discredit the idea of man-made climate change, and that also work to fight against… Read more »