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Dear Barb—Texting, Texting, 1-2-3

Dear Barb: I’m wondering about the rules of texting.  I have some friends that I text and they get back to me right away, but others that take days.  I personally feel it is rude for someone not to answer a text; it would be the same as not answering a voice mail or email. … Read more »

Editorial—Creative Riding

Summer issues tend to be either very interesting or very dull.  This is because a lot of the things that usually drive The Voice Magazine writers, if not the writers themselves, are absent.  Convocation is over, the university itself slows down as so many people take summer holidays that many committees don’t meet, so changes… Read more »

The Fit Student—Give 110% Smiles and Laughter

The more we give 110% to life, the happier—and more successful—we grow.  We may smile more easily.  And smiles beget smiles.  Same with effort: 110% effort snowballs—and soon becomes second nature.  After all, it takes “anywhere from 18 days to 254 days for people to form a new habit.”   Best of all, each day gets… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Together and Apart

Like all our fellow travelers, our journey is too long, our journey is too brief.  We are immortal and god-like, filling up the universe; we are tiny and fragile, our lives as flickering and insubstantial as sparks from a campfire.  We carry our burdens across barren lands beneath what must be a thousand years of… Read more »

The Study Dude—Secrets of List-Making to Skyrocket Your Success

Lists!  Most of us do them all wrong.  But not after today.  I’ve discovered list-making secrets that will skyrocket your academic and career success.  And, hey, these secrets can even make your biggest dreams a reality. I recently went to a job interview.  The interviewer expressed interest in me as a candidate, but I knew… Read more »

Course Exam—MKTG 396

MKTG 396 (Introduction to Marketing) is a three-credit upper-level business and administrative studies course that introduces students to marketing concepts, frameworks, and institutions.  Students will also examine the influence of recent developments in the Canadian economy and society on marketing activities and on the management of individual organizations.  This course will help students understand the… Read more »

Dear Barb—Until It’s Gone

Dear Barb: I am a part time student and the mother of three young children.  My father is in the final stages of colon cancer and he and my mom are struggling.  I have always been close to my parents, but my brother hasn’t.  For the most part he has been estranged from the family. … Read more »