Vol. 24 Iss. 39

Volume 24 Issue 39 - 10/07/2016

Holly Golightly of Montreal

On the afternoon in question I’ve been living in the City of Saints for four months. I’m outside on a small balcony that faces a back alley and softly strumming my guitar. Without thinking I start playing and humming the illustrious Mancini theme from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I look back into my apartment. I have… Read more »

The Creative Spark!

A lotto-winner who tosses her winnings into the trash and covers it with dog scats? What if that was you? You might not know how that person feels, but you’ve felt burdened before, haven’t you? We all have. When writing stories, your own feelings and experiences can breathe life into characters you normally wouldn’t understand…. Read more »

Music Review – Haj i Ji and Sariyah Idan

Artists: Haj i Ji and Sariyah Idan Single: “Where Will I Go (feat. Sariyah Idan)” Haji i Ji and Sariyah Idan just released their beautiful collaborative track “Where Will I Go.” Part of Haji i Ji’s latest EP, Reports of My Demise, released September 20th, “Where Will I Go” is an amazing single that is… Read more »

The Study Dude – The Innocent Bully

There is nothing more that The Study Dude wants for you than to figure out why, statistically, 37 people report being bullied for every single person who reports being a bully, says Robert I. Sutton (as cited in Stone and Heen). Sounds like the stat of self-proclaimed excellent drivers versus bad drivers? Let’s face it,… Read more »

Dear Barb – Dating 00101(011) ? Binary Response

Dear Barb: I am in my late twenties and I have a one-year-old daughter. My daughter’s father is not with us, we tried to stay together but it just didn’t work. Before I got pregnant I was in university and now I want to spend time with my daughter so I decided to get my… Read more »

Editorial – Election Surprise

Sometimes you get a hint of just how many isolated silos there are around AU. Take, for instance, the recent AUSU by-election. The person who received the highest number of votes was student Amanda Lipinski. “Who?” you might ask, and you’d not be alone. Amanda Lipinski did not do any campaigning, so far as I… Read more »


I can’t believe it’s been twenty years since I first saw those two little green eyes peering out at me through the bars of the cage. I tried to look away, but my eyes were locked and I knew I had been “picked.” The paperwork was completed and the next day we picked up our… Read more »

My Dog the Rock Star

It’s complicated. I don’t have a dog. I don’t even like dogs. I fear dogs. My fear and dislike of dogs stems from my childhood. A neighbour’s Miniature Dachshund, a gentle old sausage named Cindy, inexplicably panicked one day and bit me. Cindy gashed my pants and my leg, and shredded my attitude toward dogs… Read more »

Exotic Pets Have Gone Mainstream

I never dreamed I’d be a reptile owner. But I guess it could be considered fate when I found myself agreeing to adopt two middle aged bearded dragons. A teacher at the school I work at brought the beardies to live there after her son went to university. He couldn’t take his pets with him…. Read more »

Woman’s Best Friend

I’m not sure where the phrase, “man’s best friend” came from. Perhaps it was meant in a wider view of the term “man” as in huMANkind? I am an animal lover; I have always had pets of some variety. Even when I lived in an apartment that didn’t allow animals I got a hamster. Though,… Read more »

Student Sizzle! – AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Manuela wants to know if it’s possible to amend a scholarship application after submitting it. Erin seeks info on citing a case study in APA format. Kevin is curious if a final course grade will be computed if he’s missing an assignment at the course end date. Other posts include writing AU… Read more »

Canadian Science News

Nobel Prizes for smallest of things. Nobel Prizes were awarded to three scientists for the development of the “world’s smallest machines” that might have applications in revolutionizing computers and batteries. The winners, according to Canadian Manufacturing, were three men. “Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, British-born Fraser Stoddart, and Dutch scientist Bernard ’Ben’ Feringa” earned the Nobel Prizes… Read more »

Canadian Education News

Canada spends more on some education than other countries Canada spends more on primary education than other countries, but does not produce similar strong results of some other countries, according to Global News. This translates into poorer performance for employment prospects. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Canada “isn’t doing a… 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 – Oct 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Nov 1 – Oct 13: AUSU Council Meeting – Oct 15: November degree requirements deadline – Oct 30:… Read more »