Vol. 32 Iss. 01

Best of The Voice Magazine 2023! - 01/05/2024

Best Of Minds We Meet—David Story

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with David Story (he/him), a Faculty of Humanities Major with a Minor in Philosophy from Toronto, Ontario. On a personal note, David let us know that he is “a professional musician and educator.”  He continued, “Previously, I spent 4 decades in the entertainment industry as a… Read more »

Best of Beyond Literary Landscapes—Death and Dying

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 »

Best of Dear Barb 2023: Attention Please!

Dear Barb: I am a guy in my thirties, and I have recently been diagnosed with ADHD.  I always knew there was something wrong.  I have never been able to focus on anything for more than a few minutes.  Even in school, my teachers called my parents because they couldn’t manage me.  My parents were… Read more »

Best of 2023 Selection: What Happens When We Stop Eating Sugar?

I stopped eating foods with added sugar, except for a restaurant business lunch every two weeks.  That means having natural sugars, such as in milk, is okay.  But it’s not okay for sugar to be in the “ingredients” list on the packaging.  That’s because sugar on the ingredients list has been added and is unnatural… Read more »

Best of Fiction 2023: A Magic Hat

All Aden wanted for his birthday was to ride on a bus.  All he had ever wanted was to ride on a bus.  But his parents told him that walking everywhere was better.  Aden didn’t think walking anywhere was better, and he thought it had more to do with money.  But money is something you… Read more »

Best of Poet Maeve: Next Young’un

Personally, I always vote for Chazz Bravado for the Best of The Voice, but this year, this article not only inspired a reader to nominate Poet Maeve, but also to consider rekindling their own creative muse for a comic they used to make themselves.  There’s nothing that exemplifies what I think of as the Best… Read more »

Editorial—Best of The Voice Magazine 2023

It’s that time again, folks.  At the beginning of each year, I like to have a look back, with your help, at the articles that made for the Best of the Voice Magazine over the past year. Of course, like previous years, this isn’t just a pick of whatever the top viewed articles are, but… Read more »

Best of 2023 Selection: Seventeen Determined Minutes

Can you think of an important task you know you should be completing but you’re just not getting around to it?  Maybe it’s an assignment, or some cleaning and organizing, or your workout.  You want to do it, really, you do.  Particular goals or dreams may even be tied to this task.  You want that… Read more »

Best of 2023 Selection: The Lie Down Lowdown

Lay down and go to sleep!  A phrase we may have heard when we were children, or said it ourselves to our own restless toddlers.  “Lay down and go to sleep!”  But wait, is that right?  Or is it “Lie down and go to sleep”? I flatter myself that I have a good grasp of… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Working on The Voice‘s Best of 2023 issue got us wondering about previous “Best of” issues.  We took a stroll through the archives to find these articles, which were featured in the Best of 2013 and the Best of 2003, respectively. Here come the etexts!  Christina M Frey looks at AU’s plan to convert text… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Library Chat Tues, Jan 9, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library www.athabascau.ca/library/index.html No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Library Chat Thur, Jan 11, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library www.athabascau.ca/library/index.html No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page AUSU… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Children’s Aid Foundation Scholarship Sponsored by:  Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada Deadline:  January 24, 2024 Potential payout:  $5000 per academic year Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must have been or will be in the temporary or permanent care of the Ministry or Department responsible for child protection services up until their age of majority birthday… Read more »