Vol. 18 Iss. 42

Volume 18 Issue 42 - 10/22/2010

Out of the Box: Through the Google Glass

When my friend began dating her now-husband, the first thing she and I did was run an Internet search. What kind of a guy was he? Short of waiting to find out?and who wants to do that??our next best bet was to check out the online trail he’d left. He passed muster, and now they’re… Read more »

AUSU Update – Convocation 2010; AUSU Executive Election

Convocation 2010 AUSU wishes to congratulate this year’s graduates, whether attending Convocation in person or by distance. We wish you the best of luck in your future pursuits. You are an inspiration to all AU students! AUSU Executive Election AUSU has recently held its internal election for the Executive. We wish to congratulate Barbara Rielly… Read more »

Write Stuff – Ghostwriters in the Machine

If You’re a Justin Bieber fan, you’ve probably been eagerly awaiting the latest bit of merchandise to spring from the giant Bieber promotion machine. It’s called First Step 2 Forever: My Story, and It’s the pop sensation’s autobiography. Now, It’s perfectly possible that the 15-year-old found time to sit down and write a book (and… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall & the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program

Album:Preservation: An Album to Benefit Preservation Hall & the Preservation Hall Music Outreach Program Musicians: Louis Armstrong, Andrew Bird, Terence Blanchard, Pete Seeger, Dr. John, Blind Boys of Alabama, Brandi Carlile, Cory Chisel, Ani DiFranco, Steve Earle, Merle Haggard, Richie Havens, Jason Isbell, Jim James, Angelique Kidjo, Amy LaVere, Del McCoury, Bobby McFerrin, Buddy Miller,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Piece of Cake

As life settles back to what we laughingly refer to as normal, I’m amazed at the number and complexity of thoughts and actions that have consumed us for the past few weeks. We can thank adrenaline, the urgency created by the relentless march of time, and a strong work ethic for getting us through. Most… Read more »

Health Matters – What’s The Fuss About Gluten-Free?

Gluten is the reason that bread rises. It’s the reason that bread is able to maintain its shape and consistency. Gluten may even be the reason bread stays fresh for several days. But gluten can also be the reason we experience headaches, flatulence, bloating, diarrhea, and poor vitamin absorption. What Is Gluten? Gluten is a… Read more »

Did You Know? – Write Site

As the semester progresses, assignments and essays start piling up. And although many find their coursework stimulating and rewarding, It’s frequently the writing process That’s the biggest challenge. But there’s hope: if academic writing is your Achilles heel?or even if you just want some clarification on when to use a semicolon?consider visiting Athabasca University’s Write… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Book Club

There’s no greater way to beat the autumn chill than by sipping a mug of cider and curling up with a good book?but It’s a joy That’s even better shared. Book clubs are increasing in popularity, and It’s no surprise; talking about that thrilling novel (or terrible one) creates a certain psychological bond, something often… Read more »

Letters to the Editor – We Love to Hear From You!

We love to hear from you! Send your questions and comments to voice@voicemagazine.org, and please indicate if we may publish your letter. Re: ?From Where I Sit : Radio Days and Nights? by Hazel Anaka, v18 i41 (2010-10-15) As I was reading Hazel’s last column, I recalled an incident that shows the degree to which… Read more »