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—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 »

Editorial—Prepare to Pay More

If you’re looking to get into a course this summer, you may want to pre-purchase it right now, because as of Monday, June 29, the cost is going to go up by 2% if you use Mastercard or Visa to pay for your courses.  If you typically purchase your courses with American Express, you will… Read more »

Editorial—Burgeoning New Voices!

Summer has come, and, at least in Calgary, it’s brought with it a bunch of new writers to The Voice Magazine.  New writers are always exciting for me, even though they mean more work at first, but bringing in those new perspectives, and helping writers grow their abilities as they help to grow The Voice… Read more »

Editorial—Mea Culpa

Last week, we published an article about vaccines.  I was concerned about it then, and I wrote as much in my editorial.  But I had looked at it, I had determined that the sources it referenced were indeed good sources, and that the article also contained references to current scientific reasoning, in some cases completely… Read more »

Editorial—A Caveat

I feel like I need to preface this issue saying that I don’t agree with everything that gets published in The Voice Magazine.  These articles represent the views of the writers, not of me, and certainly not that of AUSU or AU.  But at the same time, The Voice Magazine isn’t my magazine.  It’s the… Read more »