Posts By: Karl Low

Savannah Ugo

Savannah is a first year student at Athabasca University studying business management with a focus on marketing. She has a weakness for old-timey hand drawn animation, and can almost always be persuaded to compare the storyboards of a movie with the film itself. Savannah likes learning and then repeating knowledgeable-sounding Latin quotes (whether or not the situation calls for it) and she hopes to eventually learn German. She’s also an avid baseball player/umpire in the summer, and a shinny enthusiast in the winter. In whatever time she has left, she likes to bake French desserts.

Five Fictional Employers Ranked from Best to Worst

We all appreciate a kind employer.  That boss who bothers to properly outline all our responsibilities.  That boss who makes sure that all the employees are getting along with each other.  That boss who pretends he doesn’t notice the raccoon we accidentally let into the supply shed. However, as far as literary characters go, fictional… Read more »

A Beginner’s Guide

[Back in late April, issue 3016 was one of the few Voice Magazine issues that published with two comics.  This one, from Savannah Ugo, tickled me because I used to know a couple of people very much like this.  They took ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’ way too far, and it was fun to have… Read more »

Get Them to Read Your Favourites

We’ve all read a book that changed our lives.  Such a book is engaging; perhaps it only took a few chapters for us to become invested in the story.  Such a book is inspiring; it makes us feel the need to strive for greater things ahead.  And such a book is meaningful; we feel that… Read more »

The Disreputable Rhetorician

I now bring you the Disreputable Rhetorician!  A curated selection of the finest explanations of rhetorical strategies and literary devices explained quickly, precisely, and (only sometimes) entirely incorrectly.  I’ll discuss concessions, refutations, alliterations, fallacies, and even conflagrations (despite numerous well-wishers’ attempts to convince me that a conflagration is not a rhetorical device at all). Concessions… Read more »

The Politics of Picking a Film for Family Movie Night

Family movie night, that hallowed Friday tradition to cap off a fruitful week is one of the most rewarding yet controversial activities that a household can share.  Amidst varying tastes, moods, and the unspoken law of “who picked last,” is there possibly a common ground amongst movie enthusiasts, a simple code that can be followed… Read more »