Vol. 21 Iss. 26

Volume 21 Issue 26 - 07/12/2013

Study Space – Hour by Hour

This article was originally published June 29, 2012, in issue 2025. Does it ever seem as though the secrets of life can be narrowed down to a formula? Success is 99 per cent perspiration. Eating right plus getting exercise makes you lose weight. Do this, get that. It sounds reasonable, right? If you don’t put… Read more »

AUSU Update

Dear Members, You may have recently seen information on the internet speculating about the future of Athabasca University. These reports suggest that the Alberta government may broker a merger between AU and University of Alberta, and that this may result in drastic changes to the services and programs offered to students AU students. We want… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Guilt-Free Getaway

It’s quite late Sunday evening as I write this. Whoever said (okay, I know it was the Big Guy) that Sunday is a day of rest obviously hadn’t considered my to-do list. It goes on for miles and doesn’t contain optional, wouldn’t-it-be-nice-to-do-someday items; It’s now or never, do or die, sink or swim-calibre stuff. My… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Chasing Ice

Film: Chasing Ice Screenwriter: Mark Monroe Director: Jeff Orlowski Cast: James Balog, Svavar Jonatansson, Adam LeWinter, Jeff Orlowski, Tad Pfeffer, Jason Box Genre: Documentary ?Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature?the… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Death Speaks

Album: Death Speaks Composer: David Lang Artists: Shara Worden (vocals), Bryce Dessner (guitar), Owen Pallett (violin), Nico Muhly (piano) ?Art songs have been moving out of classical music in the last many years. Indie rock seems to be the place where Schubert’s sensibilities now lie, a better match for direct story telling and intimate emotionality.?… Read more »

Calgary Flood Update

AUSU and The Voice Magazine are deeply concerned about the flooding situation in Calgary and surrounding areas. Calgary has the single highest population of AU students anywhere, and AUSU estimates that close to 20 per cent of our total membership lives in areas affected by flood conditions (including students in Canmore, High River, and other… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – On Vacation

Summer’s in full swing as we head into the middle of July. Got vacation plans, or are you kicking back locally this year? Whether you stay or go, here are some holiday tips and stories?some good, some bad?to entertain you, inspire you, or scare you off vacations for good. Worst Vacations Gawker.com held a contest… Read more »

Voice Holiday

The long weekend’s behind us, but there’s a lot of summer left to enjoy. How will you be spending your holidays? At the beach? Sightseeing in the city? Or just curled up with a cold drink and a good book? Here at The Voice we’ll be taking a brief break, too, while we refocus, recharge,… Read more »