Vol. 21 Iss. 45

Volume 21 Issue 45 - 11/29/2013

Relative Maturity

“”Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.” Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. I view the state of maturity as relative, relative to me, that is. In my arrogance, I consider myself the epitome of maturity. Those individuals younger than me can only aspire to ascend to… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – You Can Quote Me On That, Part I

You’ve found the perfect quote or written a bit of sparkling dialogue. You’ve gotten your citation just right?or your dialogue tag. But have you punctuated it properly? American versus British One of the most common punctuation errors arises from confusion over whether to place punctuation marks inside or outside the quotation marks. It’s complicated by… Read more »

From Where I Sit – New York City, Part II

In a continuing attempt to assimilate what I experienced during a recent trip to New York City, bear with me as I explore this paradox: the city is both bigger and smaller than I expected. Through a lifetime of watching movies and reading novels set in New York, certain locations and place names have taken… Read more »

Primal Numbers – When One Door Closes

When we think of technology, the lowly doorknob doesn’t usually spring to mind. Yet its humble presence is a fundamental part of our lives, opening and closing billions of doors every day. Now, the city of Vancouver has passed a bylaw to ban the doorknob from all new private homes. Is it a case of… Read more »

Voix du Maghreb

Liberté ma douceur, pour chanter tes refrains Aux recoins de ton feu, j?ai fait le pied de grue Dans ma solitude tu m?as tendu les mains En clamant l?oraison de mon âme éperdue Je t?offre liberté l?écrin de mon amour J?ai plaisir a humer ta délicieuse haleine Nul ne fermera les paupières de ton jour… Read more »

Mindful Bard – Hannah Arendt

Film: Hannah Arendt Director: Margarethe von Trotta Genre: Historical Drama The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil. Hannah Arendt Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. Hannah Arendt As Hannah Arendt observes portions of the trial of Adolf Eichmann… Read more »

Editorial – Hidden Treasures

December is upon us! Like every year, the Voice will go on hiatus for the last week of December, and then return in the new year with the Best of The Voice for 2013. If there are any articles that we’ve run over the past year that you think should get more attention, please let… 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 »

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: First Nations Education Legislation in Limbo. The Aboriginal Affairs Minister, Bernard Valcourt, has used a lot of words to say precisely nothing. Post Media’s Mark Kennedy reports that the Minister has said the federal government may drop the bill if it can’t get the support of aboriginal leaders, or that they may go… Read more »