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AU Profiles – Student Lakshmanan Ravindran

STUDENT: Lakshmanan Ravindran What is your name? Lakshmanan Ravindran (You can call me Ravi for short ). Where do you live? Whitby, Ontario. Do you have a family, kids or pets? Family. Wife Madhu, kids Ishita ( age 9 ) and Rahul ( age 6 ). Tell us a little about your hobbies, interests and… Read more »

COMPUTER BUYING FOR DUMMIES. HOW TO BUY LIKE A GEEK

By George Lister, The Argus THUNDER BAY, ONT. (CUP)“?At first glance this seems like an odd time of year to write about buying a computer since most people, not just students, do that in September. The first reason for doing it now is that there are usually other stories to tell when school kicks off,… Read more »

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM AUSU

We are pleased to announce that a new editor for the Voice has been hired, effective immediately. Tamra Ross Low was the successful applicant. Tamra is an Athabasca University student enrolled in a BA Psychology/Women’s Studies, and has been a Voice writer for almost two years, writing a weekly column that addresses a variety of… Read more »

A VOICE EXCLUSIVE SERIES – The Popstar Experience, Part three

Part 3 in a continuing series about the Canadian Television talent competition, Popstars: The One. For part one of this series, see:http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=382 In the weeks following the successful callback, we focused on the upcoming Toronto experience. Along with the other contestants, Amaya had signed a strict confidentiality agreement. The terms dictated that, with the exception… Read more »

ERGONOMICS: WORK AND STUDY SAFE

What is Ergonomy Ergonomics is the application of scientific information concerning human physiology to the design of objects, systems and environments for human use. Ergonomics applies to everything that involves people. Work systems, sports and leisure, health and safety should all embody ergonomic principles if they are well designed. Well applied ergonomic principles ensure that… Read more »

THE HARRIED STUDENT BUYS A COMPUTER

Only by grace am I writing this now, for sadly, my new computer died this morning. Again. I bought it last week. Every harried distance ed student needs a computer. We rely on them to get our papers out on time, to contact our tutors:we depend on them. The one I’d been using was taken… Read more »

A VOICE EXCLUSIVE SERIES – The Popstar Experience, Part two

Part 2 in a continuing series about the Canadian Television talent competition, Popstars: The One. For part 1of this series, see: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=382 Getting Amaya to the Citadel callbacks was a bit easier than the first auditions, but she was still not completely motivated. A second selection of songs had been provided to choose from, but… Read more »

Volunteers: Benefit or Burden?

Societies are made up of people and people help people. If it weren’t for volunteers, many a community wouldn’t be what it is today. But like everything else in life, times change and so do volunteers. Volunteers used to be considered the biggest benefit to an organization or a community but now, sometimes volunteers can… Read more »

An Encounter With a Mass Murderer – Part 2

:continued from last week. For part 1, see: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=387 To see him in pictures is not the same – film devours his strange charisma, imprinting only the most inconsequential features of his visage. The resulting photograph depicts someone who looks more like your local insurance salesman than a man who held such power over his… Read more »