Vol. 27 Iss. 26

Volume 27, Issue 26 - 06/28/2019

Minds We Meet—Interviewing Amir Banihashemi

Amir is a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Commerce program with a major in accounting.  He plans on eventually applying for the chartered professional accounting program and plans to work at an accounting firm in order to fulfill the requirements for the CPA designation.  This is his story. Can you give us a little… Read more »

The Fit Student—What to do When you hit Rock Bottom

Today was my birthday, and my sister, who phones me once a year, never phoned.  Instead my beloved niece wished me a happy birthday from my sister via Facebook text message.  I felt like crying. I messaged my niece that every human has a low point in life.  When we hit our low, which we… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—Embrace the Chaos

If there is one thing I should probably not be doing in this life, it is giving advice.  Whatever good fortune I have come across, I have typically stumbled into ass-backwards rather than achieved through any sort of strategy or wisdom.  Nevertheless, you just never know when somebody might benefit from a word or two… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Canada Day: A Celebration of Us

We’re a pretty fantastic country.  Other nations have linguini or lederhosen, croissants or crumpets, Guinness harps or apple pie and on and on.  But Canada has beavers and brews, hockey and maple syrup.  And at a deeper (if more ambiguous) level, we like to think of ourselves as a nation with a big heart that… Read more »

Six Japanese Street Foods to Try

For AU foodies looking for a trip filled with unusual, ethnic street foods, making a trip to Japan should be at the top of the list.  Summer brings out some of the best street food in Japan.  In my most recent trip to Japan, I explored the areas of Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto to sample… Read more »

The Study Dude—Focus to Success in a Day

“How many important things did you get done last week?  I’m talking about the things that actually brought you closer to your bigger goals and dreams.  Take a second to think about it.  Chances are zero to none.  Why is that?  Because of one thing, your FOCUS” (O’Brien, location 138 of 308, 35%). I had… Read more »

Course Exam—COMP 369

COMP 369 (Practical Game Programming) is a three-credit computer science course that is designed for students to learn how to develop platform-independent computer games using programming languages C/C++ with Allegro, an open-source, cross-platform library which is both powerful and versatile.  Allegro can be used on Windows, Linux, and Mac platforms.  Although the focus of this… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Age Old Question

Dear Barb: I am in my late twenties and live at home with my parents and younger brother.  Recently, I began dating a guy who is 50 years old.  We get along great and his kids love me.  We seem so compatible; we are not aware of the age difference unless we look in the… Read more »

Perfect Summer Binges

Summer is finally here, and you know what that means; it’s time for fun in the sun! Until it rains.  Or until the mosquitoes start eating you alive.  Or until your sunburn gets so painful you can’t move.  Let’s face it, sometimes the outdoors is not so great. And that’s when it hits you—your Netflix… Read more »

Editorial—A Canadian Editorial

Happy Canada Day!  At least, this is the last issue before Canada Day happens, so I thought I’d take the opportunity right now to note that. As summer comes fully on, a lot of articles and media turn to describing the wonders of the out doors and helping you find activities to take advantage of… Read more »

The Enduring Value of Life’s Crucibles

“’How do you know when the gold is purified?’ we asked him, and he answered, ‘When I can see my face in it [the liquid gold in the crucible] then it is pure.’” – Gold Cord, Amy Carmichael Marital counselling guru David Schnarch uses the word “crucible” to describe those periods during which couples learn… Read more »

Council Connection—June 15, 2019 Meeting

The July 15, 2019 meeting of Council was held on a Saturday during the AUSU Councillor Retreat.  Held in a larger room in the offices of AUSU, it was an interesting sight to see the most of the AUSU council gathered around the table for the meeting.  It was an unusual meeting in the sense… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Senior Caregiver Scholarship Sponsored by:  SeniorAdvice.com Deadline:  July 15, 2019 Potential payout:  $2000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be attending a two- or four-year university or college in the Fall of 2019 and must have been involved in caregiving for a family member or friend. What’s required:  An email with contact and school info,… Read more »

Student Sizzle

AthaU Facebook Group Kimberly wonders how flexible the word-count limit is on essays; after getting feedback she manages to pare her essay back from double the limit to 70 over.  Monique is devastated by a seemly impossible exam for HIST 201; after a virtual group hug she’s going to nail it in the supplemental!  Ben… Read more »

Vintage Voice

June 28 is International Body Piercing Day, and, guess what?  Some of our writers past have expressed themselves on the topic of body piercings. Body art is so yesterday. In 2007, writer and former Voice editor, Sandra Livingston predicted the tattoo and body-piercing fad will end soon.  “When those 30-, 40-, and 50-something moms and… 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 June 30: Deadline to apply for course extension for Aug Jul 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Aug 1 Jul 15: Aug degree requirements deadline NOTE: No Council Meeting in… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

None this week, it’s a quiet time of year. looking ahead… Library Orientation Webinar Wed, Jul 10, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary All events are free unless otherwise specified