Vol. 24 Iss. 36

Volume 24 Issue 36 - 09/16/2016

Understanding Our Fear

It seems that often what motives us to do, or not do, something is fear: fear of missing out, fear of heights, fear of danger. Sometimes these fears are justified and keep us from doing things we do not want to do, and will serve no purpose for us. While this topic can be wide… Read more »

Music Review – The Tourist Company

Band: The Tourist Company Single: “Pedestals” Following the success of their previous three EPs and a summer spent playing the Canadian music festival circuit, Vancouver’s The Tourist Company is gearing up to release their debut LP this fall. In anticipation of the release the album Apollo on October 21st, The Tourist Company released the single… Read more »

The Creative Spark! – Recipe for a Spinach Metaphor Smoothie

“The Voice Magazine, a daydreamer’s read, each link clicked like the slow hand of a clock, chiming the passing of another regretful school-week.” Did that taste a bit bitter? It should. It’s a spinach metaphor smoothie. And I’m going to show you how to make one. Actually, Pat Pattison’s book Song-Writing without Boundaries will show… Read more »

In Conversation with Walrus

The four-piece, Halifax-based band, Walrus, started out as a two-man home recording project for brothers Justin and Jordan Murphy. Their music is best described as psychedelic pop, their sound inspired by a tradition rooted in the mind-expanding experiments of the sixties. Their name was inspired by the Beatles, whom they cite as a major influence…. Read more »

The Study Dude – A Fire-Eating Essay

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to shush that argumentative essay. 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 straight and honest opinions and personal anecdotes?even the embarrassing ones… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Good Things for All Concerned

I’m writing this week’s column from a huge house on a Sherwood Park acreage where I’m taking a shift babysitting Kade. I arrived about 9:30 Sunday morning to relieve his other grandmother and will leave early Tuesday morning to attend a 9 AM meeting about an hour away. Kade, who is now about twenty-two months… Read more »

Dear Barb – The All Important Mother

Dear Barb: I have been home from university for the summer and I can’t wait to get out of here. My mother is driving me nuts, I didn’t realize how annoying she was until I was away and then came back. We fought and argued for most of the summer. She is so self absorbed!… Read more »

Editorial – One-Sided Loss

This is Grue. He was my friend. Thirteen years and two homes ago, he came into our life; a rescue, a kitten. We were told the tale, how he’d been found in the middle of a farmer’s field with no other cats anywhere nearby. Supposition was that he’d been taken by a coyote, or perhaps… Read more »

An Act of Piracy

It was the best movie Monty Python never made. Yellowbeard, released in 1983, was surely the funniest movie ever to stagger across a movie screen. Even though few people seem to have heard of it, let alone watched it, Yellowbeard remains a cult-classic pirate film among aficionados of campy comedy. Starring Graham Chapman, Eric Idle,… Read more »

Read About AU on Reddit

Have you ever Reddit? If you aren’t even sure what that is, don’t worry. It’s one of the largest social media platforms and websites out there, but it gets pushed behind Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in popularity, so is often seen as the biggest online media platform that no one has ever heard of. It… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Nikki wants to know if It’s possible to get more than three extensions for a course. Lorri seeks input on whether switching from a 4-year to a 3-year BA has merit. Megan inquires if It’s possible to request an e-text version of physical textbooks. Other posts include feeling overwhelmed, AU loan advisors,… Read more »

Canadian Science News

Canadian researchers “starved” for cash According to the Toronto Star, the “everyday researchers” are starved for funds for their projects. Even as the Institute for Quantum Computing in Waterloo received $76 million, the claim is that the bulk of the researchers, particularly the young and upcoming ones, are not getting enough funds. Other projects included… Read more »

Women of Interest – Stephanie Kwolek

Stephanie Kwolek, was born July 31, 1923, and died on June 18, 2014. As a chemist at DuPont, Kwolek accidentally invented Kevlar while attempting to develop a lighter fiber for car tires. She earned a patent in 1966. Kevlar is lightweight synthetic fiber which is five times stronger than steel and is used in bulletproof… Read more »

Canadian Education News

The Canadian International Engagement Challenge There is a “significant challenge” for Canadians to get students to take advantage of the international opportunities available to them in countries around the world, according to The Times Higher Education. A recent Canadian Bureau for International Education survey of 1,300 students from Canada found that those participating abroad found… 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 – Sept 30: October course extension deadline – Sept 30 ? Oct 3: AUSU By-Election Ballots Open – Oct 5: By-Election Results announced (4:30pm MT) – Oct 5:… Read more »