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—Featuring!

Our main feature will always be an interview with a fellow student, if I can get it. This week is no exception, as we talk to Angel Kassem, a business student who didn’t at first intend to be taking her business degree but found her AU coursework in the HR field compelling enough to make… Read more »

Editorial—Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

The Alberta government has increased the restrictions, with those additional restrictions coming, as is appropriate, today, Friday the thirteenth.  Unlucky if you’re a gym or a pub owner.  But many Albertans also feel unlucky that the government is not taking stronger actions, noting that the reason the disease is ramping up so quickly already is… Read more »

Editorial—The Triage of Liberty

We’re back, and what did we come back into? At the moment I’m writing this, former vice-president, Joe Biden has the lead in four of the six states left uncalled, with the current voting trend favoring him. Upcoming remain the court battles, and then, if we allow the cynic in me full reign, the real… Read more »

Editorial—Spooktacular!

The Voice writers are getting into the Halloween Spirit a little early this year, with a few articles giving a nod to Halloween, just before I take a week off to celebrate the holiday myself.  (The fact that this means I’m free to try to avoid all news about the US election for the last… Read more »

The Untitled Editorial

Last week, we brought you an interview with graduand Anne Turner, but there was so much about her that we couldn’t keep it contained to one article.  So this week, along with fellow student Camille MacRae, writer Natalia Iwanek brings a look at what these graduates are doing now to help change society for the… Read more »

Council Connection—AUSU’s September 19, 2020 Meeting

On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020, AUSU Council and the candidates elected at the by-election gathered for the September Council meeting.  Missing from the meeting with regrets were councillors Devon Romanick and lor Kathryn Hadden. Each meeting, AUSU starts with an acknowledgement  to the Indigenous Peoples of Canada that it is their traditional lands that AUSU… Read more »

Editorial—What’s the Opposite of a Bubble?

This week, we’ve got an interview with a current student as well as a recent graduate, so you can see both sides of the coin.  We also take a quick look at the various bursaries available from AUSU.  If life has thrown you a curveball recently (as it has with so many of us because… Read more »

Editorial—The Re-Imagining of Convocation

For those of you who are taking in the events of the re-imagined, virtual convocation, my congratulations to you!  For me, the day started off a bit frustrating as I came to realize there was no way for random spectators, such as myself, to attend the event and watch what was happening. During past convocations,… Read more »

Editorial—Thunderbolts & Lightning, Very Very Frightening!

While I try to avoid thinking too much about what’s going on in the United States, especially as they get closer to the election, I’ve caught myself sympathizing with Trump supporters lately.  It’s very strange, but I’ve started to realize that when I hear yet another tale of something outrageous that Mr. Trump has done,… Read more »