Vol. 21 Iss. 44

Volume 21 Issue 44 - 11/22/2013

Maghreb Voices – Tunisian Days: Traditional Home Health II

“Ethnobotany, as a research field of science, has been widely used for the documentation of indigenous knowledge on the use of plants and for providing an inventory of useful plants from local flora . . . Plants that are used for traditional herbal medicine in different countries are an important part of these studies. However,… 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 »

Gregor’s Bed – Get Animated

Film Shorts: Various, Get Animated Producers: National Film Board of Canada “What I love most about animation is, it’s a team sport, and everything we do is about pure imagination.” ~Jeffrey Katzenberg “My respect for animators and animation directors has gone way, way up and it is just not something you can phone in.” ~Gore… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Junk Science

There’s a saying that if you carry a clipboard and walk quickly, it lends an air of authority that people won’t question. The same often goes for science. Use the words ?researchers discovered? or ?studies show,? and we’re inclined to believe even the most far-fetched theories. Sites like Junk Science and the Skeptic’s Dictionary aim… Read more »

Editorial – Focus

One of my favorite albums when I was a kid was Harry Nilsson’s The Point. It’s a tale of a child who lives in a land where everybody has a point growing on the top of their head, except him. In the end, it’s a story about diversity, tolerance, friendship, and finding self-confidence in being… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – A Matter of Style

APA. Chicago. MLA. Turabian. CSE. Struggling to properly format the citations in your paper is bad enough. But what if You’re unsure which style guide to use in the first place? Which is which? The various citation style guides were developed in response to the needs of different academic disciplines. Although it can feel overwhelming,… Read more »

From Where I Sit – New York City, Part I

This spring Hilary gave me a store gift card for my birthday. Nothing out of the ordinary, it happens to millions of people every day on a variety of occasions. But the cheekiness of the store location made this one different. Century 21 is a New York City based store. It was a not-so-subtle attempt… Read more »

Essay Avoidance – The Fine Art of Procrastination

Of all the tools in my student toolkit, the ability to procrastinate effectively is undoubtedly the most valuable. It is certainly the most finely honed. As a mature student, I can claim to have raised procrastination to a fine art. And seldom is this art more in evidence than when I set out to write… Read more »

In Conversation – With Matt Zimbel of Manteca, Part II

“Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically and people will like it more.” Chris Martin Manteca is a nine-piece Toronto-based jazz ensemble whose music is notable for its buoyant enthusiasm, broad spectrum of influences, smarts, and incredible listening appeal. Monday Night at the Mensa Disco was released in September. It was fan-funded via Indiegogo, fans helped… Read more »

Did You Know?

A survey has been created for all of you who read the Voice regularly. In it, you will find questions about how you use The Voice Magazine, what brings you to it, and what in The Voice Magazine you like and don’t like. One lucky student respondent to the survey will win a Samsung Galaxy… Read more »

International News Desk

At Home:Tax Credits for Post-Secondary Benefit the Rich. A new research report by the C.D. Howe institute has found that the bulk of the tax credits that are given for post-secondary education are not benefitting the low income students that they are purportedly for. The problem occurs, of course, because the tax-credits are non-refundable. This… Read more »

Click of the Wrist

Google Street View Sightings The Google Street View cars are once again out and updating Google’s map service. Having a car whiz by taking photos of everything around it can lead to some interesting sights, however. This page gives you 28 photos of things that you don’t normally see when driving-including some you’d probably not… Read more »