Vol. 22 Iss. 35

Volume 22 Issue 35 - 09/05/2014

Minds We Meet – Students Like You

John MacPherson is an AU student from Newmarket, Ontario. He’s in his final year of the Bachelor of Management Program at AU. In addition to his studies, John works full-time in the hospitality and entertainment industry as an online marketer. John was recently interviewed by The Voice Magazine about school, work, and life in general…. 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, SEPTEMBER ? Sept 1: deadline for special awards draw of AUSU Bursary and E-reader ? Sept 1: AU & AUSU closed ? Labor Day ? Sept 10: registration deadline for… Read more »

The Writer’s Toolbox – It’s All Right, Part II

Last week we started our mini-series on the confusing words and phrases using all. We discovered the difference between alright and all right (hint: the former’s not a real word!) and altogether (totally) and all together (a grouping). Now It’s time to move on to these often-confused pairs: already and all ready and all and… Read more »

Gregor’s Bed

“Late one evening, outside the Open Door in Greenwich Village, [Charlie] Parker, shuffling along in a pair of old carpet slippers, bumped into Jackie McLean. . . ?I want you to kick me in the ass, Jackie McLean, for letting me get myself in this position,? Bird commanded, bending over … A few days later… Read more »

The Study Dude – Money for Beer & Textbooks

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants than for you to have loads of cash and endless resources at your disposal while in your studies. Well, in these articles, as The Study Dude, I’ll try to give you the study tips you need to help make your learning easier. I’ll also give you… Read more »

In Conversation with Fierce Bad Rabbit, Part II

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 »

From Where I Sit – Tally Up the Wins

In the hazy, crazy days following the big event I coordinated, between trying to re-enter my own life and trying to catch up on some sleep, there have been a few minutes to think. There really hasn’t been much time to talk to my cohort at the County for a real detailed analysis of the… Read more »

Dear Barb – Contributions on the Table

Dear Barb: I am a mature student in my first year university with very limited funds. I have received a small grant from OSAP and a small loan. My problem is most of my friends are working and making good money. When I was working I used to be able to go out and party… Read more »

Setting the Stage for Study

You’ve got your AU course materials. You’ve got a plan. Now if you could just teleport everyone else off your planet, you could get some studying done! Your roommate is gabbing on the phone; your kids are fighting?again?over who started it; your spouse has decided that now is a good time to talk about household… Read more »

How Do You Like Those Apples?

Like a shadow, a Biblical feeling passes over me as I thin apples in my orchard on a bright summer afternoon. I think back to Sunday school and the book of Matthew where it says “every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire” (Matthew, 7:19, New International… Read more »