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—What We’re Known For

On October 17, Canada’s legislation that legalized the use and cultivation of small amount of marijuana came into effect. Personally, I have no interest in partaking.  I really don’t care if you do, but please, not around me. I don’t like second-hand smoke from cigarettes and the smell of marijuana is almost worse, albeit in… Read more »

Editorial—Creeping up on Halloween

We’re not quite half way through the month, but I know from past years that if I haven’t started thinking about Halloween by now, odds are it’ll be here before I get a chance to. This year is an interesting one because it is also the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  While that might… Read more »

Editorial—Lingering

This is going to be a quick editorial, as I’m still dealing with the after effects of this flu and really not fully up to snuff. After all the troubles two weeks ago that lead to us skipping an issue, however, it is kind of nice to get back to normal. Or at least as… Read more »

Editorial—And the Award Goes To

I have been informed that I am unpleasant to be around when I am sick. This comes as no surprise, as I find myself quite unpleasant to be around when I am sick and tend to wish I wasn’t around at all.  It also tends to make me work slow and my brain is foggy,… Read more »

Editorial—Notwithstanding

This week, our feature interview is with the Acting Associate Vice President for Research at AU, Dr. Pamela Hawranik.  Scott Jacobsen talks to her about her background and about how AU might look at expanding research opportunities to undergraduate students. I also want to draw your attention to Tara Panrucker’s piece this week, as she… Read more »

Editorial—The Spam is Real

I decided this week we need to change things up just a bit, so instead of our feature article being an interview, we’re doing something a little bit different this time.  This week, our feature article will be the start of something I hope we’ll continue at some point in the future, something I’m calling… Read more »

Editorial—Help Wanted

This week, we move away from interviewing the GSA to interview one of our own AUSU Councillors.  Scott Jacobsen spoke with AUSU Councillor Lisa Oracheski some time ago, and today we present that interview as our Feature article. Also this week, we have a new writer who goes by the name of Darjeeling Jones who… Read more »

The Fit Student—How to Snare Secrets

Would you fib to nudge a friend to spill secrets?  A white lie may coax a secret but leave you feeling low-down.  Yet, loads of people lie. For instance, I confessed to a store clerk I could hardly swim—just dog paddle and backstroke.   She admitted she couldn’t swim either.  We giggled.  So, I let it… Read more »

Editorial—Wasn’t that a Party?

The big news this week comes from the Conservative Party of Canada’s Convention, where Maxime Bernier, MP for Beauce, Quebec, has announced that he is leaving the Conservative Party of Canada and will be creating a new party to represent the conservative perspective, since, he contends, the current Conservative party simply isn’t doing that. If… Read more »

Editorial—Looking for Winners

Most of the winners from our Voice Survey have responded and goodies should be in the mail shortly, however, there are a few of you out there who haven’t yet.  So, if you filled out the Voice Survey, please check the email you left as your contest entry!  We need to get your physical address… Read more »