Vol. 27 Iss. 08

Volume 27, Issue 08 - 02/22/2019

Toronto’s Amber Alert

At 11:30pm on Thursday evening, while I was lying in bed and getting ready to fall asleep, residents within the Greater Toronto Area received two identical amber alerts back-to-back from the Peel Regional Police, stating “Emergency Alert: Victim is Riya Rajkumar age 11.  Suspect is Roopesh Rajkumar age 41.  Vehicle is a silver Honda civic… Read more »

The Fit Student—Stop Headaches

Have you woken up with a new ache, pain, or symptom?  If so, block threats and welcome healers. As for new pains, do you get headaches?  Well, I’ve been slapped with brain pains.  Stabbing pains that move from one side of my head to the other.  Before this, I’ve rarely had headaches.  Once when a… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—

Mutual Indifference; Dividing Difference from Diffidence ‘It Takes One to Know One: When Generational Differences Just Don’t Add Up’ Last week it became clear, with a little help from a script delivered by Sidney Poitier, that entitlement was alive and well a half century ago.  Rebellious flower power and peaceful hippiedom combined palpable rage against… Read more »

Woman of Interest—Pema Chodron

The principles of Buddhist philosophy (The Core Beliefs in Buddhism) in practice are: The Four Noble Truths, the Noble Eightfold Path and The Five Precepts. Unsatisfactoriness and suffering exist and are universally experienced.  Desire and attachment are the causes of unsatisfactoriness and suffering. Pema Chodron is a divorced mother of two children who became a Buddhist nun, a pioneering accomplishment for a… Read more »

The Study Dude—Stop Procrastination

Do you need a push to study, to workout, to diet, or to win at work?  Then you need tips on how to stop procrastinating.  When I apply for jobs, employers ask how I manage time.  I don’t impress anyone when I say I color code tasks based on priority.  I need to instead reveal… Read more »

Course Exam—ENGL 353

ENGL 353 (Intermediate Composition) is a three-credit intermediate English course that takes a practical approach to the art of essay writing by having students apply the major principles of composition in five essay assignments.  Students learn these principles in the abstract by studying online handbooks on composition and, in practice, by studying samples of good… Read more »

Dear Barb—Ex parte

Dear Barb: I need some advice.  I met this girl in a bar and we had a wild night of sex.  Three months later she came to me and said she was pregnant.   At the time I had some concerns about whether the child was really mine, but she assured me it was.  We got… Read more »

Top Ten Advantages of Self-Employment

No matter what your goals are after attaining a university education, there is no guarantee a cushy job with company benefits awaits at the end of your journey.  While various students aim for a specific position with a business or institution, self-employment may be the sole purpose for many at the end of their studies,… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—The Night Picnic

In the English seaside town I grew up in, there was an urban legend about a certain apple tree that grew on the edge of the town park, or the Recreation Grounds, as the place was known. The story went that a woman, a single mother with three young daughters, had brought her family to… Read more »

Editorial—Evening the Field

Recently you may have heard some stories about what happened with an amber alert in Toronto.  Being from that city herself, Voice writer Brittany Daigle felt she had to write about the response, and we’re presenting it as our feature article this week. Also, this week, a small theme developed around the idea of people… Read more »

Fighting Dunning-Kruger

A friend’s marketing career hit a bump when he hired a graphic artist to create a three-dimensional model for an important project.  She claimed she could do it, and he believed her. Time dwindled away and she wasn’t getting it done.  She continued to insist she could do it, that she could do it exceptionally… Read more »

Reading Nutrition Labels 101

Regardless of whether one is on a diet, food labels are a necessity to being knowledgeable about our food choices.  For example, how do we discern between the value of two cans of soup when the serving sizes for each are so different? For busy AU students, deriving health value from nutrients can be a… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Jeff wonders if he should take ECON 247 and ECON 248 at the same time; responders agree that one at a time is best, with ECON 247 being first.  Angela seeks help with a website citation; the AU library and help are just a phone call away.  Sharaya wonders what the cut-off… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Writer-in-Residence Katherena Vermette’s Inaugural Talk Wed, Feb 27, 2:00 to 3:30 pm MST Peace Hills Trust Tower, Room 1112, 10011 109 St NW, Edmonton  AB In person and online Hosted by AU news.athabascau.ca/events/gene-rations-making-poetry-out-of-metis-history-katherena-vermette/ See above link for info and to connect online Business Undergraduate Info Session Thurs, Feb 28, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MST Online… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  HotDeals “Magic Travel Experience” Scholarship Sponsored by:  HotDeals Deadline:  March 30, 2019, 11:59 pm Pacific Time Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and enrolled at an accredited university or college in Canada, the U.S., the UK, Australia, or Hong Kong for the 2018-2019 school year. … Read more »

Vintage Voice

On this Margarita Day February 22, we thought for sure we’d find The Voice’s vault dry.  But no.  Margaritas?  We got ’em! Margaritas don’t mix well with performance reviews.  Writer Bill Pollett imagines what an employee really wants to say to his boss.  “I suppose my long-term goals are to, you know, just keep slogging… Read more »