Vol. 27 Iss. 34

Volume 27, Issue 34 - 08/30/2019

Minds we Meet—Interviewing Stephanie Ball

Stephanie Ball is currently in her last semester of the Criminal Justice program at Athabasca University.  She hopes to eventually be a probation officer.  Recently, she took some time to chat with us at The Voice Magazine. Can you give us a little bit of background information about yourself? My name is Stephanie, I am… Read more »

Dear Barb—Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Dear Barb: My boyfriend and I have been dating for six months.  He’s a really awesome guy, but I don’t feel sexually attracted to him.  We have lots in common and spend a lot of time together, but, when it comes to intimacy, everything changes.  Our relationship has been this way right from the beginning,… Read more »

The Struggling Student Rants—The Great Emergency

Life emergencies happen.  We have all dealt with Murphy’s Law—if anything can go wrong, it will—at one point in time.  A furnace that breaks down in the middle of a prairie winter is bound to happen once in your lifetime.  A vandal slashing all four tires of your car, in a highly condensed, populated area… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—How Was Your Summer?

Fill in the blank quiz questions can be a breeze or a bummer.  Like multiple choice, they leave little margin for error or ambiguity.  There seems to be no room to elaborate or hedge one’s bets by fluffing up an answer to cover as much terrain as feels right.  So, with that in mind, inevitably… Read more »

The Not-So Starving Student—Four Reasons to Shop at an Ethnic Grocery

Ethnic grocery stores hold gems that adventurous foodies would be thrilled to explore.  Recently I had the opportunity to visit a local ethnic grocery store chain known as H-mart that specializes in retailing South Korean food.  Some ethnic grocery stores are like supermarkets, featuring imported products from fresh veggies and fruit to packaged non-perishables such… Read more »

The Fit Student—No Student Should Suffer Ramen Noodles

Are you a student eating ramen noodles?  Worse, do you have an autoimmune disease or health condition—while eating ramen noodles? Stop now! My goal is to get you as healthy as you’ve ever dreamed possible, but on a budget.  And I’ve discovered a way to get you an extra boost from your organic buy.  This… Read more »

Course Exam—ACCT 356

ACCT 356 (Strategic and Competitive Analysis) is a three-credit upper-level accounting course that provides students with an intermediate level coverage of managerial accounting concepts and the use of managerial accounting tools for strategic planning, measurement, and analysis.  Students will develop an understanding of the role of management accounting information in building and managing a company’s… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Green Eyed Monster

Dear Barb: I know guys don’t usually read advice columns, but I do occasionally read yours. I would like your opinion on a situation I’m in right now. My girlfriend and I have been dating for one year and we have a lot of fun together when we are alone. As soon as we get… Read more »

Editorial—So Long Summer

An august end to August, I find this issue, to me, really brings the feel of Autumn to it.  Even if we’re not quite there, having articles like Jason Sullivan’s exploration of how simple questions can unmask philosophical considerations of the self, or Darjeeling Jones’ look at Haida Gwaii in northern BC and the sense… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—A View of Haida Gwaii

We humans have done so much shifting and transforming of the natural landscape: bending the shape of the planet with all of our bright, infernal machines, fueled by our reckless brilliance and boundless greed.  We seldom remember that there are some landscapes which, if we move slowly through them with an open mind, an open… Read more »

Relax—You’re Already Rich

As a student you may not be rich in the conventional sense, but it’s certain you’ve got an opinion on the following question: Do I want to get rich, and, if so, what am I willing to do to get there? The short answer? Don’t sweat it, because you’re already rich. Let me explain. Who… 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 Aug 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for Oct Sep 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Oct 1 Sep 15: AUSU Get out the Vote Campaign Launches! Sep 19: AUSU… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Montem Health and Wellness Scholarship Sponsored by:  Montem Outdoor Gear Deadline:  September 30, 2019 Potential payout:  $1500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be currently enrolled at high school, college, university, or trade school What’s required:  An email with contact, school info, and proof of student status,  along with a 500-1000 word essay promoting a… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Presenting Your Work at a Conference Thurs, Sept 5, 2:00 to 3:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Graduate Studies www.eventbrite.ca/e/fgs-presents-writing-an-abstract-for-a-conference-tickets-60827897880 Register online at above link All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group A hot thread about whether exam invigilation fees are, or are not, claimable along with tuition fees for income tax; Kendra saves the day with some excellent information.  Tomi asks how many courses make a student full-time; “three” is the most popular response. Other posts include a trio of perennial topics covering… Read more »

Vintage Voice

The Labour Day Weekend is upon us.  Our featured articles take different perspectives on the 3-day break. Putting the labour in Labour Day.  Gregory Ryan recaps his experience pounding out a novel during the annual 3-Day Novel Contest. “I examined my main protagonist Jim. He must die, I decided. I returned to the keyboard and… Read more »