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Music Review—San Souci

Artist: Cape Crush Album: San Souci Power-pop/emo band, Cape Crush, has released their debut EP, San Souci.  The album is available for streaming anywhere you get your music. The band hails from the North Shore of Massachusetts, and consists of Ali Lipman on guitar and vocals, James Christopher on guitar, Jake Letizia on bass, and… Read more »

The Quran and Christian Bible Are as Close as Kin

I went to church as a teen but, shortly after that, left Christianity.  Then, in grad school, I started reading religious texts and books from all traditions.  Reading these sacred texts, self-help books, and books by various spiritual and religious authors was essential to my finding happiness.  I consider myself Christian, but I genuinely love… Read more »

Confessions of a Small-Time Hedonist

I admit it, I have no grand raison d’être, no time for minimalism, asceticism, or self-denial.  I am a hedonist, through and through, a born romantic with a taste for the extravagant and the exotic.  Also, something of a layabout, truth be told.  We each have, at best, only a short stroll between cradle and… Read more »

Vintage Voice

With Valentine’s Day coming up next Tuesday, we delved into the archives to find articles that touched on the essentials:  love and chocolate. Chocolate for happy hearts.  Katie D’Souza outlines the health benefits of chocolate.  “In addition to flavonoids, cacao also contains serotonin, a neurotransmitter that’s important in maintaining a positive mood; perhaps that’s why… Read more »

Editorial—Unlucky Start

I’m sick.  It’s been coming on since yesterday, muscle pain and headache, that I was hoping was just a minor thing, but today it seems to have ramped up more than usual.  Still, we have some interesting stuff going on, so I wanted to make sure I got The Voice Magazine up today, at least… Read more »

Navigating AU as a New Student

Despite the excitement of enrolling in a new course or program, at times, navigating Athabasca University (AU) as a new student can be an intimidating process. When I started my AU journey several years ago, I had taken over a decade-long break from traditional post-secondary education.  In those days, I had worked on a large… Read more »

Editorial—Breaking News

This week, we’re changing things up a bit, as you’ll notice we don’t have our student interview Minds We Meet, and that’s because of students like you.  Or more specifically, because of a lack of students like you. If you don’t know, we like to present an interview of a new student each week, it… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Satire

From my early beginnings as a young introvert, the public library has always been a bit of a refuge.  Years later, not much has changed, albeit with an additional affinity for endless hours spent scouring second-hand bookstores to add to my ever-growing “to-read” pile. From one bookworm to another, this column will be underscoring and… Read more »

Four Tips for Preparing for Back to School

Before we know it, summer’s days have already started to dwindle.  Students from all over the world are getting ready for back-to-school season in a week.  Sometimes it’s tough to be “excited” about going back to school.  The loss of freedom, the return to a chaotic daily routine and learning in a fast-paced environment can… Read more »