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A VOICE EXCLUSIVE SERIES – The Popstar Experience, Part five

Part 5 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 By Day Three they were halfway through bootcamp, and in Amaya’s call that evening she sounded really relaxed and happy as she excitedly shared the news that it was down to only 20… Read more »

A VOICE INTERVIEW – WITH AUTHOR: H. MEL MALTON

: a continuation of last week’s interview feature. For part 1 see: http://www.ausu.org/voice/articles/articledisplay.php?ART=425 Q. What is your writing process? Do you sit with a paper and pen, hit a typewriter or use a word processor? A. I use a combination of longhand and pc for most of my work. In the planning stages, I draw… Read more »

THE HARRIED STUDENT – THE DISEMBODIED STUDENT BODY

Smack. Smack. Smack. Thousands of hits on thousands of tables. Thousands of AU study guides flip open, computers whir to life, monitors emit, emails ping back and forth. And the spirits of thousands of distant-edders cheer in renewal of their commitment to the vow that they will one day finish TME2. We grit our teeth… Read more »

This Week, A Letter FROM The Editor

Sadly, we have no letters to the editor this week. I’ve been concerned about this – and the general lack of reader response lately – but I have decided that this as a challenge! As your new editor, the challenge is mine to meet. The notice from AUSU last week told you all a little… Read more »

A VOICE EXCLUSIVE SERIES – The Popstar Experience, Part four

Part 4 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 True to her word, Amaya called each evening after bootcamp to give us a synopsis of the day’s activities, and to let us know how she was feeling about everything. We eagerly awaited… Read more »

A VOICE INTERVIEW – WITH AUTHOR: H. MEL MALTON

First of all thanks for agreeing to be interviewed Mel. This is a real treat for me seeing as you’re my favourite author. Q. Sorry. I have to ask:I’m sure we’re all curious what your first initial stands for. Is it a secret? A. My given name is Helena – a name that was chronically… Read more »

DON’T COMPLAIN IF YOU AREN’T WILLING TO FIGHT

They hesitate, and they regret, and sometimes they petition; but they do nothing in earnest and with effect. They will wait, well disposed, of others to remedy the evil, that they may no longer have it to regret. Resistance to Civil Government -Henry David Thoreau I have recently heard a lot of complaints from my… Read more »

THE HARRIED STUDENT: STUDENT OF THE WORLD

My new editor asked me a question. She asked: Did you have a major system shock coping with the climate change from England? A fair question. But it can only be understood if you know my situation. I’m a Canadian, an Albertan, to be specific. I’ve been doing distance ed since before the hoodoos were… Read more »