Columns

Making Your PC Work For You – Terms and Acronyms

HELP FOR YOUR PERSONAL COMPUTER If acronyms didn’t exist the computer world would crash horribly. Just kidding. But just think of all the acronyms used in reference to computers. What do they all mean? Computer-related acronyms are used in every day language just like someone’s name. Add to this all the other computer terms and… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Nature Lessons

I had a chance recently to travel through the United States. I found Montana to be an odd and desolate mix of wide, open nothingness and badlands type hills. As this prairie girl traveled through those hills with the sheer rock faces and stepped, terraced rock formations, I was struck by one of nature’s miracles…. Read more »

Canadian Fedwatch! News Across the Nation

Once for a Millennium The federal government’s Millennium Bursary may be undergoing some changes and the federal government is attempting to consult with Canadians on what they want to do with this $285 million dollars that is awarded each year. If you want your say on where that money can go, you can start by… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – Homeless Student

This column focuses on a wide range of issues affecting post-secondary students. Students are encouraged to submit suggestions and educational topics they are concerned about, or personal experiences with courses or university situations they feel other students should know about. If suggest a topic or a course alert for taking notes, contact djabbour@ausu.org HOMELESS STUDENT… Read more »

Always giving advice? The Voice needs a new advice columnist

Voice advice columnist Heather Wrigley will be moving on after her next column. I’d encourage her to stay, but her reasons for quitting are the best! Heather’s graduating and has been accepted in to med school. If you’ve read her bio in the most recent AUSU newsletter, you’ll recall that this is Heather’s dream! Way… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Grief: Public or Private?

The very public and widespread outpouring of grief following the death of four Canadian soldiers in Kandahar has gotten me thinking. And I’m not alone. Historians and war veterans, in particular, seem from newspaper accounts, to be baffled by what has been described as an over-reaction. The memorial service at Skyreach was attended by 16,000… Read more »

Dear Heather

Dear Heather: I want to start an exercise program, to lose a little weight and get healthier. The problem is, in the past every time I have tried to do this, I always got bored, sidetracked, or injured or I just gave up. How do I come up with a program I will stick with?… Read more »

Taking Notes: Eye on Education – A Lecture from Big Bird!

This column focuses on a wide range of issues affecting post-secondary students. Students are encouraged to submit suggestions and educational topics they are concerned about, or personal experiences with courses or university situations they feel other students should know about. If suggest a topic or a course alert for taking notes, contact djabbour@ausu.org A LECTURE… Read more »

Flicks & Folios – Mystery Film Review: Pacific Heights

May is Mystery Month I first saw this film many years ago, around the time it was first released. The characters made my skin crawl. I really connected to the young couple, Patty and Drake (Melanie Griffith and Matthew Modine), trying to make a living by buying a gorgeous old Victorian house in San Francisco… Read more »