Vol. 29 Iss. 11

Volume 29, Issue 11 - 03/19/2021

Minds We Meet—Josh Dela Peña Galarido

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.  If you would like to be featured next, do not hesitate to… Read more »

Course Exam—Math 266 (Introduction to Calculus II)

If you have a course that you would like to see a Course Exam article written for or you recently took a course that you would like to recommend to other AU students, please feel free to reach out with the course name and number, and any questions or feedback you may have.  We’ll be happy to… Read more »

Dear Barb—Dysfunction Junction

Dear Barb: I am from a family of three girls and I’m in the middle. Our family has had many issues with drugs, alcohol and abuse. My older sister and I seem to always be arguing and competing over stupid things. We are all on our own now, but it seems the problems still come… Read more »

Editorial—Contest Closing

If you’re reading this on Friday, March 19th, there’s still a few hours to get your entry in for the Voice Writing contest.  We’ve got a good number of entries for the fiction category, and a few for the non-fiction category, so the next step is for me to remove all identifying information from the… Read more »

Council Connection—February 17, 2021 Meeting

The meeting started with ten of the eleven remaining councillors present.  Councillor Regan Johnson unfortunately was absent due to an illness. With the acknowledgement of working on the traditional lands of various indigenous people’s President Stacey Hutchings called for others to indicate which lands they were on in the chat, and several councillors and staff… Read more »

Japanese vs Korean Barbecues

One of my favorite meals at restaurants are Japanese barbeques (JBBQs) and Korean barbeques (KBBQs).  They showcase some incredibly complex flavors mixed with the charred taste of protein that makes the perfect combination for a hearty, satisfying meal.  Recently Alberta opened in-person dining and I had an opportunity to celebrate my roommate’s birthday at a… Read more »

Sia’s New Movie Music is an Ableist Train Wreck

You may have heard of the new movie Music directed by singer-songwriter Sia, known for her chart-topping hits such as “Chandelier” and “Cheap Thrills”.  Her prodigy and goddaughter, Maddie Ziegler, stars in the movie.  Ziegler plays a non-verbal, autistic girl named Music.  After the sudden death of her grandmother, Music is left in the care… Read more »

Six Traits of Highly Successful Women

I love hearing about women’s successes, especially from those most unlikely to succeed.  Some women are rocket ships.  They excel at work, become Chief Executive Officers, and lead hundreds of employees to unbeatable success.  And some of these women come from very humble beginnings, some of which may be shocking. So, how can we become… 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 Learning to Learn Online MOOC Mar 21 to Apr 24 Online Hosted by AU and Contact North news.athabascau.ca/events/learning-to-learn-online-athabasca-universitys-massive-open-online-course-spring-2021/ Register through above link Keeping Organized as You Search Tues, Mar 23,… Read more »

Vintage Voice

World Poetry Day is March 21.  Poetry is integral to life (not just in song lyrics) and The Voice‘s contributors have mused on the many facets of poetry. Verses to fight by.  Writer Wanda Waterman St. Louis traces how controversy over a poetry reading fuelled a rebellion.  “Other insurrections have reportedly been inspired and fuelled… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Oh, look!  A real live student!  A student who began studying at AU last year posts a link to a video describing AU from a new student’s perspective.  Sixteen minutes of a real AU student talking, right here folks:  youtu.be/a9jFTFmHaDQ. Discord Half the stress is just booking an exam:  queries in the… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Shear Comfort Automotive Scholarship Sponsored by:  Shear Comfort Deadline:  April 15, 2021 Potential payout:  $1500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be legal residents of Canada or the U.S. or hold a valid student visa, and be enrolled at an accredited university or college in Canada or the U.S. in an undergraduate program related to… Read more »

He Is In Danger

He is in danger when at prayer He is in danger everywhere He is in danger in his car He is in danger from the law He is in danger in the skies He is in danger when he flies He is in danger at the store He is in danger in a war He… Read more »