Vol. 22 Iss. 37

Volume 22 Issue 37 - 09/19/2014

Minds We Meet – Students Like You

Zak Wallace is an AU student from Fort Frances, Ontario, in the Bachelor of Management Program. Originally from Duluth, Minnesota, Zak balances his studies with family life (3 kids, plus one on the way) and managing 17 apartments. He works full-time as an Outcomes Support Facilitator, helping adults with developmental disabilities. Zak was recently interviewed… 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 Study Dude – Learning Outside the Lines

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants than for you to always cherish your self-worth and growth potential, especially if you are a student with ADHD, a learning disability, or any other kind of disability. You are powerful role models with powerful insights on overcoming marginalization, should you ever wish to share them…. Read more »

From Where I Sit – Health and Money

Somewhere along the way a bunch of us were sold a bill of goods. We were led to believe that as we got older, life would get easier and slow down to a more reasonable pace. There would be time for leisurely breakfasts spent poring over newspaper crossword puzzles. Mid-day coffee klatches with friends. Volunteering… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Slow and Steady

It’s no secret that people want fast results these days. Faster phones, faster food, faster everything. Science is hardly immune?even the supercomputer Watson has been enhanced to speed the pace of scientific discoveries. Sometimes, though, slowing things down can get you much further ahead. In some ways, it seems like a contradiction. Scientific research in… Read more »

Dear Barb – Avoiding the Superficial

Dear Barb: Karen and I have been good friends since grade school, but lately I find that she has changed. She began to change after she split up with her husband. She lost a lot of weight and started working out, which are all good things, but she has also had breast implants and additional… Read more »

In Conversation with the Honeyrunners, Part I

The Honeyrunners are a Canadian band that plays rock and roll spiced up with Motown, neo-punk, soul, and rhythm-and-blues. Their first single, Jet Set,” was featured in a Bacardi ad campaign and their “My Garage” became part of Coca-Cola’s project 52 Songs of Happiness. They’re currently touring their new EP, titled EP II. Recently the… Read more »

Mensa Mind – Have You Got One?

At a Mensa event, you could be rubbing shoulders with an archaeologist, a Hollywood screenwriter, or an international spy. Mensa, the high IQ society, attracts such a diverse range of people from every walk of life, you can join and give up reading novels for excitement. You meet “the most amazing people with amazing experiences,”… Read more »

Music Review – Meghann Wright

Album: Meghann Wright Artist: Meghann Wright Tough but tender, Meghann Wright’s unique blend of daring lyrics and stirring vocals, combined with unparalleled guitar playing, make this songstress one to watch for. Known for her expressive lyrics that capture the diverse emotions behind love and heartbreak, Meghann’s music is passionate and dynamic. After releasing her debut… Read more »

Editorial – Git Yer Yarr On

You may not be aware of this, but today, September 19th, is “Talk Like a Pirate Day” a lesser known holiday essentially made up by a group of friends that received a mention in a nationally syndicated column and took off. The means of celebrating the day is fairly obvious, add a dash of “Ahoy,… Read more »

Click of the Wrist – Punctuated

Punctuation: it drives us crazy, but it saves lives (let’s not eat Grandma, please!). In honour of this much-maligned but most necessary aspect of good writing, celebrate National Punctuation Day this September 24. Whether you want to go all-out with your festivities or just take the time to brush up on your skills, this week’s… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home and Abroad

At Home: The Best City for Innovation and Education? Waterloo Metro is reporting that Waterloo, Ontario, has been picked as the top city for innovation and education by the Conference Board of Canada. The reasons for this pick include the various universities in the area, the number of high-tech start-up firms, as well as 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 »