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—What’s the Best of About?

At the beginning of each year The Voice Magazine does our “Best of” issue, but what does that really mean?  A lot of people confuse it with a top ten type of issue, especially these days where list based articles are so prevalent (because they can keep drawing you through page after page of new… Read more »

Council Connection

The November AUSU Council meeting began at 6:37 PM, with the entire council in attendance, apart from Councillor Christine Hudder, as she was called into work. The approval of the November 21, 2019 meeting agenda was unanimous, with the proposition to discuss item nine on student aid position policy.  All were in favor to move… Read more »

Editorial—Another Spin Done

Welcome to the last issue of The Voice Magazine for 2019.  We’re off on holidays next week, and the week after that we reveal our “Best of” 2019.  So if there’s an article from the last year that you really thought deserves more love, now would be the time to send it to me at… Read more »

Editorial—Not So Unlucky After All

The more Friday the 13ths I’m exposed to, the less likely I am to believe they’re unlucky.  You, for instance, are lucky to get this issue of The Voice Magazine because I’m thinking it’s going to be one of our stand-outs of the year.  The only unlucky thing about it is that it’s coming out… Read more »

Editorial—Doubling Down

Certain big credit agencies get a lot of attention for the credit ratings they give to various companies, organizations, even provinces or nations.  Moody’s is one such. Very recently, they announced a downgrade of Alberta’s credit, based on their opinion of “structural weakness in the provincial economy that remains concentrated and dependant on non-renewable resources… Read more »

Editorial—It’s a Stretch

It’s hard to believe it’s less than a month until Christmas. That means there’s only three more issues left of The Voice Magazine this year, and that it’s time to start thinking about what your personal pick for Best of the Voice Magazine will be. Like the university, we’ll be taking the last full week… Read more »

Editorial—Taxing Questions

One of the changes that the Alberta government has made with the new budget is to remove the tax credit that used to be given to students for full-time or part-time studies, along with the corresponding tax credit given for textbooks. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of tax credits as a form of student… Read more »

Editorial—An Anchor on their Necks

What fun times in education these days. The Ohio state government has just amended their legislation with a piece called the Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act of 2019 that says, in part, “No school district board of education, … shall prohibit a student from engaging in religious expression in the completion of homework, artwork, or… Read more »

Editorial—Back At It!

Switching things up a bit this week, we don’t have a student interview as our feature.  I know, right?  However, we are still featuring an interview, just this time, it’s of Canadian country-pop artist, Bree Taylor.  I’m not a country music fan in general, nor a popular music fan either.  But it’s still an interesting… Read more »