Vol. 19 Iss. 43

Volume 19 Issue 43 - 11/11/2011

Remember the Future

I remember waking up in my bunk to the first volley from the artillery guns just across the motorcade from where we slept. The entire old school building would shake, and dust from the concrete ceiling came down in trickles. I remember jumping out of the slowly moving vehicle on Route Brown, watching where we… Read more »

AUSU Update – October 21, 2011

AUSU congratulates new party leaders! AU students are spread all over Canada and the world, but AU’s funding comes from the Government of Alberta, so It’s important for us, as AU students, to remain aware of political issues in Alberta. Alberta’s political parties have recently undergone some transitions, as both the Progressive Conservative and Liberal… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Why Should We Remember?

The theme of this year’s Veteran’s Week in Canada is ?How Will You Remember?? Perhaps the more important question is ?Why Should You Remember?? Simply put, there are more than 110,000 reasons. That is the number of men and women who have died in service to our country. In total more than one and a… Read more »

Write Stuff – Larry Potter, Boy Wizard

Once upon a time there was a boy wizard named Larry Potter. Larry was an orphan and didn’t know he was a wizard until one day, a letter arrived . . . wait. doesn’t this all sound a little familiar? Of course it does. Which brings us to the crux of a recent literary lawsuit:… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Idiots & Angels

Film: Idiots & Angels (2008) Genre: Animated Writer/Director/Animator: Bill Plympton 21st-Century Gregor Wakes with Wings In the Sioux myth of White Buffalo Woman, two braves on a hunting trip see a beautiful woman in white buckskin approaching them from a distance. The first recognizes her spiritual character and warns the other against making a pass… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – Terakaft, Aratan N Azawad

Album: Terakaft, Aratan N Azawad [Children of the Azawad] (World Village: Harmonia Mundi, 2011) Musicians: Liya Ag Ablil (a.k.a. Diara), guitars, vocals; Sanou Ag Ahmed, guitars, vocals; Abdallah Ag Ahmed; bass, guitar, vocals; and Mathias Vaguenez, percussions ?. . . even in the songs of the new guitar music, including those from the Tuareg rebellion… Read more »

Did You Know? – Visual Thesaurus

If vocabulary and word issues have you in a creative rut, consider checking out the online Visual Thesaurus. The innovative site doesn’t simply list synonyms, but instead creates colour-coded word maps with synonyms, antonyms, and slight variations in meaning laid out spatially in an ?intuitive interface.? In conjunction with the visual thesaurus-dictionary, Visual Thesaurus also… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – The Write Type

Got something to say? The words themselves aren’t the only things that matter in getting your message across. As Marshall McLuhan’s famous line goes, ?The medium is the message??and if You’re using a medium involving typeface, the font you choose becomes part of that message too. Confused? Click through these links for an idea of… Read more »

Sound Off!

Last week we highlighted some of the controversy surrounding Athabasca University’s new coat of arms and crest. What do you think? How well do they represent the university and its students? Tell The Voice, and you could win! Email us today at voice@voicemagazine.org and let us know your opinion. Ten respondents will win free Voice… Read more »