Vol. 28 Iss. 34

Volume 28, Issue 34 - 08/28/2020

Fly on the Wall—Snakes in the Grass of Meaning

Rural AU life affords the opportunity to embark on a nature walk—the better to wake up and get those study juices flowing.  So, when I stepped near a rattlesnake this morning and heard its distinct cackling rattle before seeing it’s coiled body, that really got my brain’s pulse pumping.  As the snake scrambled leglessly to… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Cedar Plank Salmon

I have wanted to do a cedar plank recipe for a while, and, recently, I finally got to make it.  I enjoy writing recipes because I feel pressure to make them before I write and make sure I get some pictures, it gives us at least a couple suppers for the week. For this recipe… Read more »

Creative Spark—Four Questions to Ask When Revising a Story

The pot bubbles over when mixed with ways to improve your story.  You can take your story from bland to boss with just a few strokes.  Need a story makeover?  Answer a handful of tough questions, and you’ve got a story worthy of the silver screen.  Here are four questions you could ask yourself when… Read more »

Where to Begin with Classic Literature—In Translation

Last month, I wrote an article recommending seven classics by British authors as good places to start reading classic literature.  Don’t worry; there won’t be an exam!  I do hope you felt inspired to pick up one or two of those wonderful novels and enjoy them. Now here are seven classics not originally written in… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Secret Wedding

Dear Barb: My parents divorced many years ago.  I lived with my mom while growing up, but I am now married with kids of my own.  My mom has dated throughout my life but never lived with anyone or remarried until recently.  She met George a few years ago and has kept their relationship fairly… Read more »

Editorial—Worth a Thousand Words

Last week, one of our featured stories sported the image of a notebook displaying goals for 2020 wiped out by quarantine.  The article goes on to look at changes that the pandemic has caused, with special attention being brought to education and social stratification. A few astute readers noted that the image incorrectly spelled the… Read more »

The Comanches—Rulers of the Plains

There are around 50 tribes of indigenous peoples across Canada and over 500 federally recognized tribes across The United States of America.  While I find all indigenous peoples’ history fascinating, the tribe that sticks out the most to me are the Comanches.  The Comanches are a lesser known tribe, known for their ferocity, and during… 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 12-31: AUSU By-election Campaign Period Aug 25-31: AUSU By-election Aug 31: Deadline to apply for course extension for Sep Sept 3: AUSU By-Election Results Announced Sep 10: Deadline to register in… Read more »

Students Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Katherine wonders if there is an RN to BN group and, finding none (but loads of interest,) creates a group herself:  www.facebook.com/groups/338660473937374.  Cheryl is struggling to find motivation to complete her final three courses; dozens of encouraging responses flood in. Other posts include exam failure, history course suggestions, the graduation process, and… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

2020 AUSU By-election Voting Period Aug 25 to 31 www.ausu.org/governance/elections/ Visit above link for more information 2020 AUSU By-election Election Results Announcement Thurs, Sept 3 www.ausu.org/governance/elections/ Visit above link for more information All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  AES Scholarship Sponsored by:  AES Engineering Deadline:  October 5, 2020 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be high school seniors or students attending a post-secondary educational facility, in any area of study. What’s required:  An email with contact and school information, along with a 500-1000 word essay describing your life as you… Read more »

The Vintage Voice

As parents ramp up to Back-to-School season—2020 style—we glance back at what our writers looked forward to, way back when. Remember when we only worried about the common cold?  Writer Katie D’Souza presents some ideas of how to keep kids in optimal health as they go back to school.  “Did you know that one teaspoon… Read more »