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

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 »

Editorial—Generational Divide

This week, our feature article is one of the best articles, the kind that features one of you.  That’s right, Minds We Meet is slowly but surely coming back.  It’s always been a priority article for me to have here in The Voice Magazine when I can, because it’s really what The Voice is all… Read more »


9/11.  It’s a number, a date, of great significance to those of us in North America, though even now it begins to fade into memory.  It seems impossible that the terrorist attacks that woke the United States to their vulnerability to international terrorism were 19 years ago already.  Today, there are adults alive who never… Read more »

Council Connection—August 19, 2020 Meeting

Eight of the nine councillors were present for the August 19, 2020 Council Meeting.  Councillor Regan Johnson had provided her regrets earlier and was excused as the meeting started. After the regular introductions and passing the agenda and minutes, the meeting started with a review of the newest budget.  AUSU is looking at an increase… Read more »

Editorial—An Issue of Great Importance

This week, Chef Corey serves up something different, as he doffs his chef hat to chase down an important story for students, the story of the ongoing labour rumbles happening at AU.  If you follow AU related news and information, you may have heard of some dispute that’s currently being worked on between the Athabasca… Read more »