Vol. 23 Iss. 34

Volume 23 Issue 34 - 08/21/2015

Meeting the Minds – Interviewing Dr. Mark A. McCutcheon

An Associate Professor for AU’s Centre of Humanities and Master of Arts in Integrated Studies programs, Dr. Mark McCutcheon teaches a variety of courses on everything from the cultural politics of copyright to Canadian adaptations of Frankenstein, to modern media theory and beyond. He was kind enough to give The Voice Magazine this interview. You… Read more »

Music Review – Reno McCarthy

Artist: Reno McCarthy EP: Man of the City The creation of modern music is all about finding your own unique sound. That isn’t as easy as it sounds, considering that every day we are constantly bombarded with whatever song happens to be at the top of the charts that week. However, despite this, solo musician… Read more »

In Conversation with Vinyette, Part I

Vinyette is an indie rock quartet based in New York City. Their recent single, “Charlie,” is a hard-driving protest song about love gone bad, a song (reminiscent of the grunge exuberance of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) that’s also a paean of praise to an American gypsy girl, named Charlie, who dances to her own… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Angrej

Album: Angrej Artist: Amrinder Gill “Bhangra, if one would technically break it down, it is a male folk dance. It is a very specific rhythm, actually. So what is considered bhangra today is one of many rhythms, not exactly the bhangra rhythm. But as language evolves, culture moves forward, things start to mean other things…. Read more »

Primal Numbers – Caveman Carbs

So you’ve decided to lose some weight this summer. Maybe you’re trying one of the popular diet trends, like the Paleo diet. It’s a protein-rich, low carb regime that, besides being touted for weight loss, has a major claim to fame?it drove the huge leap forward in human brain power some 800,000 years ago. The… Read more »

Dear Barb – Time Changes

Dear Barb: My boyfriend and I just moved in together. We both always wanted a Golden Retriever so when the opportunity arose we bought one. Unfortunately we had a trip planned and were hoping we could pick up the dog after we got back, but the breeder told us we had to take the pup… Read more »

Atoning for my Errors

The state of AUSU council is my fault. Full confession: I’m one of the few students who voted in the 2014 general election. In that election, only around 170 out of approximately 25,000 eligible students cast ballots, so each vote carried a heavy weight of responsibility. Many of the candidates I voted for won seats… Read more »

Get Out and Vote

With the world being filled with various politicians campaigning, and our own student union running an election, I think it is important to stop and consider the power of our single vote. While politics are not my strong suit, I never miss an opportunity to have my say; whether voting in town elections, federal government,… Read more »

Editorial – The Corruption Party of Canada

No, this isn’t about any of the parties currently running. I was just thinking lately about how some of the rules regarding campaign financing for our election are poorly thought out. As I’m sure You’re aware, when you donate to a political party, you receive up to 75% of that donation back as a tax… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AUSU Student Forums The 2015 By-Election forum bustles with discussion threads inquiring into candidates’ opinions on such topics as councillor remuneration, challenges and strategies, and transparency. Elsewhere, in the Business and Administration course discussion forum, Bizzyb posts some advice on courses CMNS 315 and 380. AthaU Facebook Group Donald seeks input on whether to choose… Read more »

International News Desk – At Home and Abroad

At Home: Students Seeking Bankruptcy Advice The CIBC has found that nearly half of all students worry about being able to cover both loans and living expenses, and a Calgary bankruptcy advisor is seeing more students coming to his office because of high levels of debt, according to a recent article on CBC. With over… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact ausu@ausu.org with questions or comments about this page. IMPORTANT DATES – Aug 5-24: AUSU By-election campaign period – Aug 10: Last day to register for courses starting Sept 1 – Aug 21-24: General Election Voting Period – Sept… Read more »