Vol. 29 Iss. 08

Volume 29, Issue 08 - 02/26/2021

Minds We Meet—Ginger Snap

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you are all alone in your studies, but across the nation, around the globe, students like you are also pursuing their AU education, and The Voice Magazine wants to bring their stories to you and vice versa.  If you would like to be featured next, do… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Joyful Sloth and Indolence

The post-punk Marxist band Gang of Four once sang, with plaintive aplomb in the face of the mixed results of industrial job creation, “please send me evenings and weekends”.  We at AU might relate to this sentiment; the gift we purchase for our futures selves by furthering our education can arrive with attendant difficulties of… Read more »

Where to Begin with Classic Literature—Black Authors

As Black History Month draws to a close, let me add my voice to those who are saying, “Don’t just read Black authors in February.  Keep reading Black authors all year!” With that goal in mind, and because I am obsessed with classic literature and want to encourage everyone to read as many classics as… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Risotto

Risotto is probably one of the more difficult dishes to get right.  It’s not impossible, but a few things have to happen for a cook to get it to the correct consistency.  Gordon Ramsay would say it should relax on the plate.  The texture of risotto is similar to rice in that it should be… Read more »

Course Exam—ANTH 272(Introduction to Archaeology)

If you have a course that you would like to see a Course Exam article written for, please feel free to email us at voice@voicemagazine.org with the course name and number, and any questions you may have about it, and we will do our best to answer the questions for you! ANTH 272 is a… Read more »

Editorial—Buckling Up Again

Once again, post-secondary in Alberta is being told to tighten its belt.  Have you ever noticed that there never is an article about how post-secondary is being allowed to let its belt out?  At any rate, the most recent Alberta budget has been released, and, as expected, it’s post-secondary education that will be taking the… Read more »

Joining Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Family

“A Chicken Soup for the Soul story is an inspirational, true story about ordinary people having extraordinary experiences.” – chickensoup.com The first thing I did when I received my copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul‘s “Making Me Time” anthology was to turn to the Table of Contents to find my name.  Out of the… Read more »

Teaching My Daughter to Make a Scene

Recently I dealt with an incident at my six-year-old daughter’s school.  She was in the hallway with a boy from her class, away from the careful supervision of her teachers, when the boy became physically violent with her.  My daughter was too nervous to tell her teacher.  She thought her teacher was going to be… Read more »

30 Pieces of Wisdom from a 50-year-old

  Turning 50 feels like turning 18, only better. The wisdom gained at age 50 can lead to the most blissful moments imaginable. And the wisdom each of us gains by age 50 will be unique from the next person’s. That’s because wisdom is infinite. But I believe all wisdom can be simplified to one… 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 Mar 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Apr 1 Mar 11: AUSUnights Virtual Student Social Mar 15: Apr degree requirements deadline Mar 17: AUSU Public Council Meeting Mar 31: Deadline… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Convocation angels:  A student’s wish to perform a private convocation ceremony while her mother can still attend leads to AU stepping in to help work a convocation miracle. Discord We all have those days:  An expression of existential dread by one student leads others to share their bumps on the university road—but… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie March Edition: Wahkohtowin: Cree Natural Law Mar 1 to Mar 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link Talk to a Librarian Drop-in Session Tues, Mar 2, 9:00 to 9:30 am MST Online via Microsoft Teams Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/orientations.html No pre-registration necessary; access through above link… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Troop 17 Scholarship Sponsored by:  RCMP Deadline:  March 31, 2021, 23:59 PST Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, have reached the age of majority in their province/territory of residence, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited Canadian college or university. What’s required:  A completed application form,… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Coming up March 1 is Barista Day.  We’re serving up a pair of articles just the way you like them, as a nod to the essential services baristas provide. They paved paradise.  Writer Bill Pollett remembers when developers transformed the gritty neighbourhood he lived in and loved.  “There was always the smell of piss and… Read more »

Dear Barb—Dating Despite Disease

Dear Barb: My boyfriend and I have been dating for two years.  Our relationship was beginning to fall apart before the pandemic, and we were considering breaking up.  We are not happy and don’t get along well, but we are both reluctant to break up because of COVID-19.   How would we meet someone new?  Neither… Read more »