Vol. 20 Iss. 47

Volume 20 Issue 47 - 12/07/2012

Football, Guns, and a Halftime Reality Check

After Kansas Chief linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend on December 1, committing suicide shortly afterward, commentators reacted with a mixture of grief and outrage. A couple days later, television sportscaster Bob Costas used the entire 90-second halftime segment of Monday’s Cowboys vs. Eagles game to argue in favor of stricter gun control laws. Costas… Read more »

Write Stuff – Selling Dreams

For a while there, it looked as though the traditional but highly flawed publishing system was down for the count. The self-publishing (as opposed to vanity publishing) movement had gained traction, and indie authors were reaching the bestseller lists. But publishers may have found a way to stay in the game after all: by selling… Read more »

From Where I Sit – On My Own Two Feet

Like everyone else under the sun, I have some talents. Unfortunately, the list of shortcomings is equally long. I can craft a sentence better than I can bake a pie. I’m good at teaching a preschool-aged grandson, but abysmal at algebra. I can read between the lines but struggle with . . . well, you… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Miss Representation

Film: Miss Representation (2011) Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom Genre: Documentary ?Feminism directly confronts the idea that one person or set of people [has] the right to impose definitions of reality on others.? Liz Stanley and Sue Wise Like a Smile from a Big Sister Who Really Believes in You Several intelligent, sensitive high school girls… Read more »

Did You Know? – AU Holiday Exam Procedures

If you have undergraduate courses ending December 31, 2012, you’ll want to note the University’s special holiday exam procedures?and order your final examinations as soon as possible. If your course contract date is December 31, you must submit your exam requests before the University closes for the holidays. Athabasca University will be closed from December… Read more »

Voice Holiday Schedule

The final 2012 issue of The Voice Magazine will be published on Thursday, December 20. All submissions for this issue must be received by Thursday, December 13, 9 pm MST. We will be on break for the holidays as of December 21, 5 pm MST. The Voice will be back in early 2013 with our… Read more »