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

Remembering Honesty

As we approach Remembrance Day I have to, once again, confront the very real fact that I don’t really get it.  I know that might seem sacrilegious, “How can you not get Remembrance Day?” but I just don’t, not really, not in my gut. On an intellectual level, sure, it makes sense.  These are people… Read more »

Editorial—When Freeze Turns to Thaw

This week, the Alberta NDP government announced that they would be continuing the tuition and non-instructional fee freeze for domestic students to the 2019/2020 academic year, and that when tuition begins to rise again, it will be capped at the rate of CPI. Further, they’ve noted that this cap will be enshrined in legislation, not… Read more »

Editorial—Scary Times

Domestic terrorism is nothing new to most nations in the world, but usually we manage to frame it as an “us vs. them” phenomenon. Us, in the civilized, rational society, dealing with them. Them, the crazies who want government to be destroyed, or who want their God to be the only God worshipped, or who… Read more »

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 »