Vol. 21 Iss. 39

Volume 21 Issue 39 - 10/18/2013

Editorial – Shuffling Papers

Last week we bid adieu to Christina Frey, to whom we are grateful for three years of making sure The Voice was always letter-perfect. She will be missed. While It’s always hard to see a valued team member go, the reason Christina left is rather a point of pride for our publication: she was simply… Read more »

Did You Know? – Ignite Survey

A student organized initiative, “Ignite:Ideas for Post-Secondary Education”, recently hosted a series of conferences in post-secondary institutions across Alberta. These conferences gathered opinions from the students and other stakeholders of these institutions as to what was important in the general themes of cost & access, quality & research, and the implementation of new technologies. Now… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed – Over Light Earth

Album: Daniel Bjarnason, Over Light Earth A Connection with Something Marvellous This significant new album nods in the direction of early twentieth century composers Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff. I was immediately put in mind of the animated Disney wonders The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Fantasia, those splendid films, made during one of Disney’s few brief golden… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Tyrannosaurus Next

The dinosaurs are back, roaring across a screen near you with the upcoming release of Jurassic World. It’s film number four in the Jurassic Park franchise, the original blockbuster that sparked eager speculation about the odds of bringing dinosaurs back to life. The film still thrills us 20 years on, but we all know by… 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 »

The Mindful Bard – Tremplin: Three Short Films

Three Short Films from the National Film Board’s Tremplin Project Do most Canadians realize the singular cultural achievement that is the National Film Board of Canada (NFB)? I think not, at least not in comparison with foreign notables (including Pablo Picasso) who’ve been praising the Board’s contributions to human understanding since its beginnings. To add… Read more »

Maghreb Voices – Tunisian Days 1

Nabeul is a seaside tourist town in Northern Tunisia, between the capital, Tunis, and the more high-end tourist zone of Hammamet. We’ve rented a ground-floor flat. A striped woven curtain hangs outside the door so passersby can’t see inside when the door is opened. Because privacy is so valued the windows are closed, making the… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Halloween Finds

It’s not Halloween quite yet, so there is still some time to be inspired and make your Halloween festivities something to howl about. Here are some links that will help you get the ghost (groaning is encouraged on Halloween) out of the occasion: Cheap Halloween Costumes Still haven’t decided what you want to dress up… Read more »