Vol. 20 Iss. 24

Volume 20 Issue 24 - 06/22/2012

From Where I Sit – Choose Your Focus

Is there anything quite so sweet as biting into dark red cherries just out of the fridge? The juice squirts into your mouth and is proof positive that there is a God. Unfortunately, telltale stains on your fingers make it impossible to lie about the treat you’ve just devoured. Perhaps your pleasure comes in the… Read more »

Write Stuff – Jemima Who?

Jemima Puddle-Duck is disappearing. So is Heidi, and it looks like Pippi Longstocking could soon follow. Are these classic children’s characters the victims of some dastardly plot? No, but they’re rapidly vanishing from the literary landscape as fewer children read the classics. A recent Guardian article highlights the growing trend. The question, of course, is… Read more »

Health Matters – Natural Smoking Cessation

We know that smoking isn’t good for our bodies, and that second-hand smoke can harm our children, pets, and anyone else who comes into contact with it. Yet the decision to quit is no easy one, and for most smokers, quitting is a huge undertaking. Ending an addiction is never easy. But did you know… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Silfra

Album: Hilary Hahn and Hauschka, Silfra (2012) ?The canon which runs from antiquity via Palestrina and Bach and through to Schoenberg via Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven is truly a wonderful tradition full of beautiful music. But who needs it any more? And when did people begin sitting down to listen to music instead of dancing… Read more »

Did You Know? – Convocation Online

This month, thousands of AU graduates crossed the stage to receive their diplomas during the University’s annual Convocation ceremonies in Athabasca, Alberta. Yet not all graduates, families, and friends were able to attend the ceremonies. If you or a friend missed the event?or you want a preview of what your own graduation will look like… 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!