Vol. 27 Iss. 05

Volume 27, Issue 05 - 02/01/2019

Porkpie Hat—Don’t be a Busy Monster

“pity this busy monster, manunkind” – e.e.  cummings Here is a deep philosophical question for you to ponder, dear readers: Is it better to earn one hundred dollars, or to find one hundred dollars? Perhaps there are many stoic, puritanical souls amongst you who answered that it is obviously more rewarding to have worked for… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—In with a Grunt and Out with a Curly Tail

“This is a pig, oink oink.”  A captivating childhood toy of mine involved pulling what looked like a teensy weedwhacker cord and being transported to a fleeting but mysterious sonic environment replete with either pig sounds, cow sounds, horse sounds or chicken sounds.  The repetition of these noises was made possible by physical discs inscribed… Read more »

The Fit Student—My Cure for Cancer

A loved one was stricken with cancer.  Not once, but twice.  She responded well both times to chemotherapy, going two decades cancer-free.  But her sleep shifted, often leaving her awake until 3 a.m., puffy-eyed.  And this past year, she entered emergency more than once.  Despite her success with chemo, she smokes and eats sugar-rich, highly… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Dim Sum 101

Dim Sum is one of the most iconic Chinese food traditions, and has become a social necessity; not only in ethnic Asian culture, but also becoming a trendy way to brunch all across North America.  Some dim-sum goers are less aware of the origins and history of dim sum, they are drawn by the complex… Read more »

Course Exam—Poli/Govn 301

POLI 301 (Governance, the Public Sector and Corporate Power) is a three-credit course that explores the changing relationships between business, society, and government in contemporary Canada.  This course has no prerequisites; however, a previous course in political science, public policy, or public administration/management is recommended.  This is a senior course and as such students are… Read more »

Dear Barb—‘Tis the Season

Dear Barb: Christmas is over and the Christmas bills are starting to roll in.  I didn’t realize I had spent so much money, even though I was trying to control my spending this year.  It’s so frustrating.  Although I had a great Christmas, the feeling is being spoiled by all these bills.  I would like… Read more »

Editorial—We Wait

This week, the issue of time seems to be looming large in Voice writers’ minds. We’ve got a few articles looking at the best ways to handle your time, albeit with wildly different interpretations of what makes it the best.  From our feature article where Darjeeling Jones looks at how worthwhile it is to stealing… Read more »

Minding Your Time

When you are working on a degree or working freelance it can be hard to manage your time effectively.  In this sense, I don’t mean being able to get everything done in a timely manner but to prevent yourself from overbooking. There are a limited number of hours in a day, and, as such, a… Read more »

When Vengeance Means Doing the Right Thing

In the 1982 western Barbarosa Willie Nelson plays an outlaw who refuses to allow his father-in-law’s hostility to keep him from looking after his wife and daughter.  As much as his wife’s father wishes to destroy him, or at least drive him away forever, Barbarosa sneaks in every now and then with stolen money for… Read more »

Get A Haircut and Get a Real Job

I have a confession to make, something I’m somewhat ashamed to admit.  My parents warned me early on to avoid quitting jobs because eventually no one would hire me.  I did not heed their advice. I did, however, wonder if something was terribly wrong with me, in addition to fearing that I was shooting myself… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Penny wants to know if other students have experienced delays in their AU-wear orders; seems like the stated 7-10 days sometimes gets stretched a bit.  Nik wonders if she’ll have to pay a fee to reschedule an exam at the AU exam centre if it’s within the 10-day window; the consensus is… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AU Open House Wed, Feb 6, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU www.athabascau.ca/discover/open-house/ Register online at above link second session:  Wednesday, February 6, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MST Facebook Live with AU President & Provost Tues, Feb 5, 1:00 to 2:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/facebook-live-interview-with-au-president/ No pre-registration necessary Looking… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  TAC Foundation Scholarships Sponsored by:  Transportation Association of Canada and its donors Deadline:  February 28, 2019 Potential payout:  $2500 to $6000 Eligibility restriction:  Applications for the undergraduate scholarships must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, must be enrolled full-time in an academic program related to the transportation field, and be graduating by August… Read more »

AUSU Update!

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact services@ausu.org with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Feb 6: FaceBook Live interview with AU President Feb 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Mar 1 Feb 15: March degree requirements deadline Feb 19: AUSU Council Meeting Feb 28:… Read more »