Vol. 20 Iss. 23

Volume 20 Issue 23 - 06/15/2012

Editorial – No Comment

Want some quick entertainment? Pull up any news story online and take a peek at the comments. The more controversial the story, the crazier the things that get posted. But It’s not all harmless fun; hiding behind a veil of anonymity, posters can get rude, abrasive, and downright offensive and threatening quite quickly. Even good-news… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Just Holding On

The big event I coordinate is over (except for the post-mortem analysis and final report). The bedding plants are potted and the beds are weeded (until the next big flush). The house was clean (until Grady showed up for the weekend). The new iMac sits invitingly on my desk (yet frustrates me at every turn)…. Read more »

Write Stuff – Books Behind Bars

?Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.? Those words come from Oliver Wendell Holmes, who retired from the Supreme Court of the United States at the age of 90. Not surprisingly, the inmates who form such a large part of that court system are often those who could most… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Certified Copy

Film: Certified Copy (IFC Films 2010) Writer/Director: Abbas Kiarostami Cast: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière, Agathe Natanson, Gianna Giachetti, Adrian Moore ?Answer the question. Is she or isn’t she? What? A phony. I don’t know. I don’t think so. You don’t, huh? Well, you’re wrong. She is. But on the other hand, You’re right,… Read more »

In Conversation With . . . Lel Wa Ain, Part II

?Music means to me eternal life, freedom, the extreme expression. I’ll die without music. Music kills the barriers and lifts the soul to a very, very high degree.? Cairo musician Ousso Recently, Nour Eldin Nageh Ali, composer and vocalist for the Lel Wa Ain band in Cairo, took the time to talk with Wanda Waterman… Read more »

Did You Know? – Connexions

Whether You’re in need of supplemental material for a course, want to hone your skills or brush up on the basics over the summer, or just have a keen interest in pursuing a subject a little further, be sure to check out the customizable learning modules at Connexions. Connexions, which describes itself as ?the textbook… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Get a Job

So you’ve graduated?congratulations!?and now comes the fun part. Well, maybe not so much fun. In today’s economy, getting a job or applying for a promotion is a full-time job in itself, and certainly a frustrating and stressful one. Check out these links for inspiration and helpful tips. Social Media Social Media is the big bad… Read more »

Convocation 2012

The Voice Magazine would like to extend its congratulations to all 2012 graduates! What has your educational journey meant to you? What are your thoughts as you move on to the next phase of your life? Let us know at voice@voicemagazine.org, and you could be featured in our upcoming Convocation coverage!