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—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 »

Editorial—Worth a Thousand Words

Last week, one of our featured stories sported the image of a notebook displaying goals for 2020 wiped out by quarantine.  The article goes on to look at changes that the pandemic has caused, with special attention being brought to education and social stratification. A few astute readers noted that the image incorrectly spelled the… Read more »

Editorial—Bite the Ballot

Although just elected in March, AUSU Council has lost four of its 13 members since the 2020 full council election.  In response, a by-election has been scheduled and the voting starts on August 25th.  All members should keep an eye on their email boxes for their ballot. Eight students have chosen to run for the… Read more »

Minds we Meet—Stacey Hutchings

From Vancouver Island, Stacey Hutchings, the newest AUSU Vice President of External and Student affairs, has lived in Calgary for the last five years.  Born to military parents, she’s been as far east as Shawville, Quebec but has spent most of her life between Vancouver Island and Fort St. John, where she worked as a… Read more »

Editorial—The Ennui of August

We’re in the middle of summer now, and with one of our regular writers running in the AUSU Byelection, others on holidays, this issue of the Voice Magazine is running a little thinner than many. Also, it seems this week has been rather slow on the news front.  Sure, there’s the usual rumblings about US… Read more »

Editorial—The Explosion that Caused a Spark

You’ve got just a few more hours to throw your hat into the ring for the AUSU Council by-election.  If you’ve been thinking about it, now’s the time.  If you’re reading this after Friday, the time has passed. This week, for our feature article we’re interviewing another couple of recent graduands from AU.  It can… Read more »

Editorial—The Early By-rd Gets the Work

The nomination period for candidates to run in an AUSU By-Election is now open, and will be until August 7, 2020. This By-election is a bit unusual, because it’s coming very early in the AUSU Council term.   AUSU Council currently runs a two year term, with the next election coming in the spring of 2022. … Read more »

Editorial—Word Power

This week I’m happy to announce the return of Minds We Meet.  We’re coming back to it with a slightly different style, however.  Instead of just our straight up question and answer format, new Voice writer, Kaitie O’ Shaughnessy, has brought us more of an interview-based profile.  Let me know what you think of it. … Read more »

Editorial—Back To It

My head has been in the medical space this week, not in small part because part of last week’s vacation was spent in hospital (thankfully not as a patient myself, but just being there to support my partner during a small surgery.) Coming away from that and I see that the debate between physicians and… Read more »

Editorial—Summertime Fun

A quick announcement, there will be no new Voice Magazine or articles next week, as I’ll be taking a brief holiday. So this issue is all you get until July 17.  Take your time, savour it, and spend some time outside (and socially distanced) before the next phase of our apolalypse hit.  Will it be… Read more »