Editorial—Must Reads

If you haven’t checked out any of our contest winners, now is definitely the time. This week we’re presenting the fiction winner of The Voice Writing contest, it’s entitled Stray Dogs and is a story that is absolutely worth the read.  Seriously, I’d love to just go on about this one, but I don’t want… Read more »

An Epiphany—I’m Old

I suppose I should have realized this sooner.  I am twenty-six years old, turning twenty-seven this year.  A millennial—officially in my late twenties.  I also have two elementary school aged children.  Maybe that should have been my first clue. I have recently discovered that Gen Z—the generation born between 1997 and 2015—has been brutally making… Read more »

A Rant: Why the Canadian Census is Ridiculous

A cheery greeting is a gift that all euphoric morning people love to give, and a burden that all recently resurrected, shambling night people hate to receive.  As one of those somnambulists, I was not overly elated to hear, “just in time for me to fill out the census!” as I exited my bedroom one… Read more »

Stray Dogs

If you haven’t yet read our honourable mention or our runner up for the fiction contest, you really should check them out as well, but this week, I’m very proud to be presenting our Fiction Voice Writing Contest Winner.  “Stray Dogs” by Catherine Moise.  After reading it, I have to agree with our judges, it… Read more »

Council Connection—April 21, 2021 AUSU Council Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 6:28pm with eight of the, at that time, ten remaining councillors present. Absent were councillors Monique Durette and councillor Kathryn Hadden. President Stacey Hutchings lead the group with land acknowledgements, while others noted their own  location in the Zoom chat.  I’ll be honest, I have no clue what… Read more »

How to Be a Pet Foster Parent

With a new wave of lockdowns in place for many provinces, many households may be looking for some activities or time to dedicate to a pet.  I know a year ago, I was in the same place.  I suddenly felt a surge of free time and energy to take care of a rescue animal.  Of… Read more »

Positivity Appeals to Positive People

When we are positive toward others, they respond kindly.  Positivity builds beautiful bonds, cements friendships, and bursts with wonderful feelings. For instance, smiling and laughing throughout the day sounds and looks like a kitten that purrs nonstop.  What a beautiful energy.  And, oh, does laughter feel good for the person who releases it. I once… Read more »


AU students come from all walks of life, and though I don’t think it would be hard to describe any single one of us as a champion in some form or another, this week, our feature article is with a student who’s an actual champion.  A two-time Canadian champion bodybuilder, in fact.  Read more about… Read more »