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

Blue Ribbon For Participation

The United Conservative Party recently released the report from what they are calling a “Blue Ribbon Panel” about Alberta Finances.  The report is also being called the MacKinnon report because the head of the panel was Janice MacKinnon. A woman responsible for closing over 52 hospitals during her time in Saskatchewan.  If you haven’t heard… Read more »

Editorial—So Long Summer

An august end to August, I find this issue, to me, really brings the feel of Autumn to it.  Even if we’re not quite there, having articles like Jason Sullivan’s exploration of how simple questions can unmask philosophical considerations of the self, or Darjeeling Jones’ look at Haida Gwaii in northern BC and the sense… Read more »

Editorial—Sideless

You may have already heard that David Koch, one of the richest men on the planet, recently died at the age of 79. Mr. Koch was well known for his involvement in politics, providing funding to many organizations that work to discredit the idea of man-made climate change, and that also work to fight against… Read more »

Editorial–All A-Board!

The UCP government of Alberta has made its first legal concrete moves (as opposed to those that a judge found concerning enough to reverse) toward post-secondary education.  I don’t think they’re good ones. They have started appointing/rewarding their cronies on the campaign trail, including failed UCP candidates, by putting them on various boards across the… Read more »

Editorial—Dis-Orientation

Athabasca University has recently released their brand new university orientation site. You can check it out yourself at http://orientation.athabascau.ca/ if you want to see what AU feels is important for new and prospective students.  You may not want to, however, if you want to avoid doubts about AU’s competency on the web. I popped in… Read more »

Editorial—Compelling Non-Productive

Vampires as pathogens.  Who would have thought? Writer John Buhler returns to us this week looking at a book by Nick Groom, that takes a different look at the history of the Vampire: how this undead monster came to be, and what’s become of it since. The idea that the vampire came to be as… Read more »

Editorial—Food for Thought

The two main political parties on the federal scene in Canada are obviously the Liberals and Conservatives.  With a federal election on the horizon, everything and everything can become a campaign issue.  Including the Canada Food Guide.  You know what that is, it’s that thing you saw posters of when you were in Grade School,… Read more »

Editorial—Creative Riding

Summer issues tend to be either very interesting or very dull.  This is because a lot of the things that usually drive The Voice Magazine writers, if not the writers themselves, are absent.  Convocation is over, the university itself slows down as so many people take summer holidays that many committees don’t meet, so changes… Read more »

Editorial—Devil in the Details

I’m a little bit nervous for this issue. Darjeeling Jones’ latest article, “Is it Wrong that I am a Satan Worshipper”, is sure to raise some eyebrows based on the title alone.  Controversial articles are always a bit concerning to me because I know the AU student audience is a bit different from the standard… Read more »

Editorial—A Canadian Editorial

Happy Canada Day!  At least, this is the last issue before Canada Day happens, so I thought I’d take the opportunity right now to note that. As summer comes fully on, a lot of articles and media turn to describing the wonders of the out doors and helping you find activities to take advantage of… Read more »