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


AU students come from all walks of life, and though I don’t think it would be hard to describe any single one of us as a champion in some form or another, this week, our feature article is with a student who’s an actual champion.  A two-time Canadian champion bodybuilder, in fact.  Read more about… Read more »

Editorial—We Have Winners

The judges have given their verdict, a winner, a runner-up, and even an honourable mention were pulled from over 30 entries into The Voice Magazine’s writing contest on the fiction side.  I’ll be running those three entries and maybe some others that I personally think are notable over the next several weeks, but we’re starting… Read more »

And the Winner is…

The judges for the Fiction side of the Voice Writing Contest have provided their selections, so I can tell you who the winners are, and over the next few weeks, display their work as well as some of the other pieces that were submitted for the contest. But before I do, I’d like you to… Read more »

Editorial—A Bit Confused

Wondering what happened to the Voice Writing Contest entries?  There’ll be more information on that in next week’s issue of The Voice Magazine, suffice it to say that we’re now in the process of contacting some of the winners and making sure all the t’s are dotted and the i’s are crossed.  Or however it’s… Read more »

Editorial—Officially Old

Athabasca University students, as an average, have been getting younger over the years, but we’re still have one of the oldest, if not the very oldest, student body of universities across the nation.  So many of you might have some experience with what’s gone on with me recently. I officially had to confront my mortality… Read more »

Editorial—Coronavirus Trolley

Some quick notes, first.  For those waiting for the results of the Voice Writing Contest?  Keep waiting.  The entries are in the judges hands now and they’ve begun figuring out how they’re going to choose.  I will keep you updated. Also this week, be sure to check out our feature interview with student Elisa Neven-Pugh. … Read more »

Council Connection—March 17, 2021 Meeting

At 6:30 pm, AUSU Council gathered with its new executive having just been elected.  The more things change, the more they stay the same, as the saying goes.  In this case, all three executives from last month were re-elected into the same positions, but an extra executive position had been created and a councillor elected. … Read more »

Editorial—Judging Underway

So, as mentioned in the rules for the Voice Writing contest, the entries were gone through and adjusted to standard margin sizes, removing identifying information, removing pictures, and sent off to the judges.  With close to 50 entries total, the judges have their work cut out for them.  But all that formatting work means I… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 347 (Computer Networks)

If you have a course that you would like to see a Course Exam article written for or you recently took a course that you would like to recommend to other AU students, please feel free to reach out with the course name and number, and any questions or feedback you may have.  We’ll be happy to… Read more »