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—Day Nine in the Bunker

Honestly, for me, life has changed very little.  I’ve spent a little more time cleaning the house (not nearly enough) a lot more time watching the news (far too much) and other than that, just getting on. Of course, I realize I have the luxury of a job that’s pretty safe from recessionary pressures. If… Read more »

Editorial—Day Two in the Bunker

It sounds so much more dramatic with that title, doesn’t it?  In reality, my partner and I have decided we’re going to voluntarily self-isolate for a while (not from each other, just from you people).  We’re trying for a month, and this is the second day.  Honestly, I don’t expect it’s going to be that… Read more »

Editorial—It Seems We Live in Interesting Times

To live in interesting times is something widely thought to be a Chinese curse (in reality, probably not, but it makes a good story) but, origin aside, it does remain a fair comment that the things felt to be most interesting in history are generally the things that cause the most misery. In that respect,… Read more »

Editorial—Welcome, Welcome!

The votes are in, and your new AUSU Council has been elected!  Congratulations to those who won, and a definite thank you to everyone who ran.  The vote totals show that just under 400 votes were case for the winner, with almost all candidates receiving over 300 votes, meaning that the election was very close…. Read more »

Editorial—The Lost and the Missing

Yes, I know. It’s been a week and last week’s PDF still hasn’t been put up.  And what’s going on with the website, what happened to the Minds we Meet article I wrote about? The problem is that putting that article up was a bad call on my part. If you don’t know what I’m… Read more »

Editorial—In a Rush

I over-estimated my abilities this week.  I told the candidates for the AUSU election that they could have until midnight on Thursday, Feb 20th, to get their responses to me.  I wanted to make sure they had as long as possible to consider their answers and maybe look into some things that AUSU was currently… Read more »

Editorial—Loving Every Minute of It

Sometimes this job has some interesting turns to it.  Recently it came to my attention that there’s a Facebook group out there devaluing AU degrees by advertising for students and running essay and assignment “sharing” (read, plagiarising) services.  What’s more, it’s doing so using a photograph taken from one of the articles in The Voice… Read more »

Council Connection—January 16, 2020 Meeting

The AUSU Council Meeting took place Thursday, January 16th, 2020 at 6:30 pm-8:30 pm MDT. All Councillors were in attendance. Key items for the council at this meeting were reviewing the 2019 Auditors findings; voting AUSU Bylaw revisions into effect; voting the recommendations of the Executive Compensation Review Committe into effect, reviewing actions taken regarding… Read more »

Editorial—The Clock is Ticking

There’s only a few hours left to get your nomination in if you intend to run for AUSU Council.  If you’re a current student and a Voice reader, I encourage you to put your hat in, you’re probably already better informed about many of the issues AUSU Council is dealing with than many of the… Read more »

Editorial—Too Much to Talk About

I’m a happy camper today.  This issue of The Voice Magazine is one of the better ones, and there’s enough to talk about in it that I don’t think I’ll have room to rant on anything else. To start with, our feature article is an interview with what I’ve come to consider a “typical” AU… Read more »