Vol. 21 Iss. 01

Volume 21 Issue 1 - 01/04/2013

Best of The Voice 2012

Well, we survived the holiday season?not to mention the end of the world! But even though we’ve already put away the decorations and made (and broken!) New Year’s resolutions, the celebration isn’t over quite yet: It’s time for the Best of The Voice issue, our annual showcase of some of our best writing from the… Read more »

Editorial – Addicted and I Just Can’t Get Enough

This editorial originally appeared February 17, 2012, in issue 2007. Are you ?addicted? to technology? According to a new study, you may be?and it may not be your fault. After all, the study found, social media like Twitter is ?as addictive as cigarettes.? How can we fight that kind of power? we’re glued to our… Read more »

Still Sober: Painting Something Beautiful

This feature originally appeared October 5, 2012, in issue 2038. The condensation glistens on the pint-sized glass of mahogany beer. A caption on the picture lists the type of beer, and above it, announces the day: National Beer Appreciation Day. It looks like one of those perfect autumn brews. I wish I was at that… Read more »

Canadian Voter, American Election

This feature originally appeared November 16, 2012, in issue 2044. My family’s been skipping back and forth across the Canadian-American border for generations, and many of us, including yours truly, hold dual citizenship. The events of September 11 persuaded the government to demand for the first time that we get passports to move between our… Read more »

Broad Minds Think Small – Cluttered to the Bone

This feature originally appeared April 13, 2012, in issue 2014. The Jeep had been stolen, Reno finally admitted. Natalie and I were halfway across America by that point. We had been thumbing our way across the continent, our last hurrah as reckless teenagers. Reno and Penny had picked us up in Fox Creek, Arizona?a modern-day… Read more »

AUSU Update

AUSU e-newsletters a success AUSU has been piloting the use of e-newsletters to contact our student body over the last year. We began by sending these newsletters to students registered on our website, and after a very positive initial response, we are now sending e-newsletters to all students currently enrolled in any AU undergrad course,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – That’s What I See

This column originally appeared February 17, 2012, in issue 2007. Have you ever wished you had the house all to yourself? That those people making demands on your time, energy, and patience would take a long walk on a short dock? Those people might be kids, teenagers, spouses, or parents. All the annoying stuff they… Read more »

Write Stuff – The Element of Surprise

This column first appeared January 27, 2012, in issue 2004. When’s the last time a piece of writing surprised you? I mean really opened your eyes to a new idea, or startled you out of complacency, or introduced you to a pastime you never knew existed. If It’s been a while, there are easy ways… 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 »

Study Space – Slow and Steady

This feature originally appeared September 7, 2012, in issue 2034. You’ve got your books. You’ve got your supplies. You’ve carved out time and finances and a space to work, and now You’re ready to begin the school year. Except that You’re not, really. You sit at your desk and stare at the schedule?and stare and… Read more »

Health Matters – Naturally Qualified

This article originally appeared April 27, 2012, in issue 2016. As interest in alternative health grows, natural health practitioners seem to be springing up everywhere. But how credible is your natural heath provider? Has she attended and passed an accredited course at a reputable school and been licensed for practice by a third-party licensing body… Read more »

Did You Know? – DegreeWorks

It takes a lot of planning to map out an academic career. But when You’re working with information in several different media, the process can be time-consuming and frustrating. However, the future is promising: AU has launched DegreeWorks, ?a comprehensive academic advising and degree audit solution? that communicates directly with AU’s internal student information system… Read more »

Write for Us!

What topics and issues do you want to see covered in The Voice? What type of features do you like best? The Voice wants to hear from you! Email us at voice@voicemagazine.org with your ideas, letters, and suggestions. And if you’ve got something to say about university life, or life in general, consider writing for… Read more »