Vol. 29 Iss. 20

Volume 29, Issue 20 - 05/21/2021

#ODSPoverty: Where the D now stands for despair

Sometimes I am at a loss for words—which is a mighty rare thing for someone from the east coast who is frequently hopped up on caffeine, chocolate milk, or rage. What continues to blow my grey matter is how, in a wealthy country whose pundits praise its kindness, generosity to other nations, and other treatments… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Pride in the Fall

As a young party animal who moonlighted as an AU student the werewolf battle was real for a younger version of this Fly on the Wall.  Would I snarl and shred my way right out of my shot at a higher education degree?  Or would I find a better balance between madness and civilized discourse,… Read more »

Course Exam—CLAS 309 (Ancient Greece)

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 »

Editorial—And the Winner Is…Part Two

And the Winner Is.. Part Two So, the fiction contest winners are in and published, what happened to the non-fiction side of the contest? It took a little longer than expected for the non-fiction judges to come to a decision, largely because of e-mail issues, but a decision has been made.  The category for the… Read more »

The Spiritual Way to Handle a Bully

Be thankful for our luck when we cross paths with a bully.  Bullies make us wiser, better, and enlightened if handled with care.  The saying that ‘what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger’ missed the mark.  From my experience, what doesn’t kill us can make us happier, and I have a formula to turn our… Read more »

Music Review—Hindsight is the Sixth Sense

Artist: Belvedere Album: Hindsight is the Sixth Sense Calgary, Alberta skate-punk legends, Belvedere, have just released their sixth full-length album, Hindsight is the Sixth Sense Belvedere—heroes of fast, furious, melodic punk, who have never lost sight of their roots—recently marked twenty-five years of history together.  Formed in 1995 and originally never meant to play a… Read more »

Three Reasons to Make Journaling Part of Your Routine

COVID-19 has thrown a lot of obstacles in our course.  Whether it was your intended graduation date or the job you were eying for the next internship but was cancelled.  So how can we make sense of these different obstacles without it feeling like life has thrown a number of wrenches in our plans.  As… Read more »

Dear Barb—A Wondering Witness

Dear Barb: Yesterday morning I was having a coffee and looking out my front window and I saw my neighbor back out of his driveway into another neighbor’s car that was parked on the side of the road.  It didn’t look like there was a lot of damage, but there definitely was some damage.  Since… Read more »

Vintage Voice

This long Victoria Day weekend will be, for many people, the second in pandemic-induced lockdown.  Time for a nostalgic look back at two takes on May Two-Four. Does Roy know about this?  Columnist Hazel Anaka gears up for a long-weekend yard sale.  “I’ve gotten some grief from family members because I’m also going to sell… 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 May 25: Next AUSU Newsletter Edition May 25: AUSU By-Election nominations open June 10: AUSU By-Election campaign starts June 11: Virtual Convocation 2021   Join the team in the upcoming AUSU Student… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  BigSun Scholarship 2021 Sponsored by:  BigSun Athletics Deadline:  June 19, 2021 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be high-school or post-secondary students, and have engaged in sports during their high-school years. What’s required:  An email with contact and school info, along with a 500-1000 word essay answering three specified questions about your… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Quick links to scholarship cash.  A student’s query about where to find awards and bursaries is replied to with links to AU‘s and AUSU‘s scholarship pages, as well as The Voice‘s own weekly scholarship feature. Discord It’s all in the interpretation.  A question about how to access library materials for a quiz… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie May Edition: Gifts from the Elders, and The Sacred Relationship: Healing the Water, Healing Ourselves May 1 to May 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin news.athabascau.ca/events/may-online-bannock-and-a-movie/ Access through above link Business Undergrad Program Orientation for New Students Wed, May 26, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Faculty of… Read more »