Vol. 22 Iss. 34

Volume 22 Issue 34 - 08/29/2014

AUSU President – Wildrose Candidate

If you were in Alberta several weeks ago, you may seen some news articles about Jason Nixon unseating Wildrose Candidate Joe Anglin for the riding’s nomination. For those who don’t follow Alberta politics, the Wildrose Party is widely viewed as the party most likely to be able to take power from the Alberta PC’s, which… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create this content. Contact ausu@ausu.org with questions or comments about this page. IMPORTANT DATES, AUGUST ? August 4: AU & AUSU closed ? Civic Holiday ? August 10: registration deadline for a Sept 1 start date ? August 13: AUSU Council Meeting ? August… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – It’s All Right

All right? All right! It’s time to tackle that one little word that comes with all the problems. Well, not all of them, but many, and It’s found in words and phrases like all right and alright, all together and altogether, all ready and already, and all and all of. This week and next, It’s… Read more »

Primal Numbers – When I’m 64

In the world of the future you can forget your passwords. In fact, you can probably forget all about passwords themselves. That’s because biometrics are quickly replacing them. But as we hand our security over to machines, there’s a very human fly in the ointment: we won’t look the same when we’re 64. At first… Read more »

In Conversation with Fierce Bad Rabbit, Part I

Fierce Bad Rabbit is an indie folk-rock quartet comprised of Chris Anderson (lead vocals, guitar), Alana Rolfe (viola, vocals), Max Barcelow (drums/percussion/vocals), and Dayton Hicks (bass guitar), who’ve been playing together since 2009. Their latest album, Living Asleep (out September 23), is a spirited call-to-arms, the soundtrack for an examined young life ripe with initiative?… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Homecoming

Album: Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy (link here.) Artists: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rory MacDonald, with violinist Nicola Benedetti “My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here; My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer; A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe, My heart’s in the Highlands wherever I go.” – Robert… Read more »

Dear Barb – A Tryst and the Bush

Dear Barb: I am in my early thirties and have been married for three years. My husband and I are really happy, get along great and enjoy being together. The problem is I met this single guy at work and we really seemed to connect. Unfortunately we connected too well. Last week we went out… Read more »

The Study Dude – Ultimate Speed Reading

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants than for you to have the ability to skim any document with better comprehension than had you read it with the painstakingly slow process that most overloaded students selectively avoid. Well, in these articles, as The Study Dude, I’ll try to give you the study tips… Read more »

On Your Own Time – Solid Strategies for Online Study

Online education brings both exhilarating freedom and sobering responsibility. On one hand, You’re the master of your time. You can study when you want, if you want. You can work on your courses over early morning coffee, during your lunch break at work, or late at night after the kiddies are in bed. There’s no… Read more »

Editorial – Back At It

Welcome to the end of August. For most students, this signals when It’s time to pick the books back up and head back into class. For AU students, of course, we never really stopped. Still, every September, Athabasca University gets a flood of new students, many of whom are trying to pick up one or… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – All About September

In September It’s all about back to school and back to reality?which means the month itself can get lost in the hustle. But September has its own place in history, literature, and mythology. Here’s what It’s been up to all these years: Inspiring Poets Maybe It’s the way it transitions between summer and winter?and the… Read more »

Did You Know? – Your 15 Minutes Awaits!

Every AU student has a story, and we want to hear yours! The Voice Magazine will be publishing profiles of AU students from across Canada and around the globe. Being at a distance doesn’t mean we can’t help other students be inspired, and maybe your story is the one that will give somebody else the… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home and Abroad

At Home: Wildrose Promises Forgiveness of Half of Student Loans. In Alberta, the Wildrose party is promising to forgive 50% of student loans for post-secondary grads in high demand fields in Alberta. However, rather than being based solely on inflation, tuition policy would now cap tuition based on inflation and population growth. Wildrose leader, Danielle… Read more »

Letter to the Editor – On “Free at Last?”

This is a very basic article that is only the tip of the iceberg with little historical data or much to the piece. Although I commend the author for bringing this topic to readers attention it would serve a greater purpose to use the data here and discuss the similarities in the top 10 offending… Read more »