Vol. 20 Iss. 17

Volume 20 Issue 17 - 05/04/2012

Backyard Cathedral

?Mom!? My eight-year-old daughter’s dulcet tones ring out and she gallops down the hill toward the stream that flows behind our home. I nod, murmuring something that sounds like a question. My back is to the water as I shovel pollen-covered mouldy leaves into a trash bag. ?I need to grab an airplane-shaped rock for… Read more »

Editorial – The Winning Side

Failure. Losing. Taking second place. However you want to style it, not measuring up to the competition, whether real or imagined, is never a pleasant experience. Whether It’s a youth hockey game or the summer Olympics, the honour roll in elementary school or the coveted promotion at work, it hurts when you don’t make the… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Not Spend a Dime

we’re about a month away from the launch of season three of TV’s Storage Wars on A&E. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you are in the minority. This original series is top-rated on the network in the 25-54 demographic. It even has a spinoff, Storage Wars Texas. The premise is simple. When… Read more »

Write Stuff – Book Demons

Databases aren’t the most poetic things. Their discrete pieces of information, often broken down to minimal parts, are a bit like the individual letters of the alphabet: building blocks waiting to be shaped into useful forms. Now, an entrepreneur is building a database of every person, place, and thing ever mentioned in a novel. But… Read more »

Health Matters – Chiropractic

?Have you ever had your back cracked?? someone recently asked me. It took me a moment to realize that this startling description was referring to a chiropractic adjustment. Although comedians may frequently joke about chiropractors and their techniques, there’s often little knowledge of how it works and whom It’s intended for. Read on to explore… Read more »

Announcement: We’ve Moved!

The Voice Magazine has settled into its new location in Edmonton. While our email (voice@voicemagazine.org) and website remain the same, you can direct all written correspondence to our new address: The Voice Magazine 500 Energy Square 10109 ? 106 ST NW Edmonton AB T5J 3L7

Did You Know? – Khan Academy

Need a brush-up in your math skills before heading back to university after a long break? Want some extra tutoring in basic finance or accounting to help cope with the demands of your new job? Lost in your university calculus course? Confused about copyright legislation and SOPA/PIPA? Check out Khan Academy, a free web resource… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – I Need a Hero

The Avengers is out this weekend, which means a renewed interest in comic book-style superheroes. What do you know about Canadian superheroes? Free comics? Real-life super powers and caped crusaders? Click through the links to discover the fact and the fiction. Heroes of the North Heroes of the North is breaking new ground in the… Read more »

AUSU Press Release: AUCC/Access Copyright

AU Students Denounce AUCC/Access Copyright Model License Agreement May 2, 2012 – Athabasca University Students’ Union ? The Athabasca University Students’ Union (AUSU) does not believe that the recent model license agreement between Access Copyright and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) is in the best interest of students ? or the… Read more »