Vol. 29 Iss. 32

Volume 29, Issue 32 - 08/13/2021

Fly on the Wall—Trundle, Trundle, Splash!

They say that if the grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence that’s because it’s fertilized with bullshit.  In the cultural paddies of late 1960s college campuses, Herbert Marcuse took this metaphor to heart.  In his office were hippos.  Why?  Well, he loved how hippopotamuses could graze across the vast escarpments… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Meatloaf

This week I was looking for a comfort food to make.  I decided to ask the kids what I should make, my youngest said meat and potatoes and my oldest said meatloaf with mashed potatoes.  There’s little doubt that I’m raising Albertan kids. I quickly whipped out my meatloaf recipe and ran to the store… Read more »

Course Exam—ENTP 212(Entrepreneurship)

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—Last Visits

Dear Barb: My sister-in-law has just been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and only has weeks left to live.  The dilemma I am having is whether I should try to see her before she passes.  She has always lived a couple of hours away and has not been close to her family.  My husband—her… Read more »

Editorial—Here We Go Again (2021)

So, it turns out Alberta is not seeing the expected reduction in hospitalizations from the number of cases, at least, according to the recent annoucement from Dr. Hinshaw, which is why she’s now putting a “pause” on some of the governments latest reduction in COVID-19 restrictions here in the province. If only somebody could have… Read more »

Help Others When You Feel Bad

I listen to motivational speaker Napoleon Hill every day as I work.  What I love most about his lectures is the emphasis on harmony and good will.  And recently I heard a quote of his that tugged at my heart: help others when you feel down and out.  More specifically, he said, when you are… Read more »

Understanding “Gangs”—Grooming versus Radicalization

The words grooming and radicalization are two important terms when it comes to attempting to understand why youth end up going down a dangerous life path after they join gangs. Grooming is defined as building trust or emotional connections with another person to exploit them, while radicalization is defined as the process through which a… Read more »

The Cookbook Continues—Opening Hooks for Essays

Over the last three weeks, I’ve written about the essay research phase, the essay writing phase, and the essay editing phase. This week, it’s time to focus on opening hooks for essays. If you are striving for an A+, a catchy opening hook can help get you the grade. The more time you have for… Read more »

AUSU Update!

This update is provided to The Voice by AUSU. Contact services@ausu.org with questions. Undergraduate Abstract Submissions Welcome at GSRC The Athabasca University Graduate Students’ Association and the Faculty of Graduate Studies are excited to announce the call for abstracts for the 2021 Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC), which will take place virtually on October 1st and 2nd. Current AU graduate students and… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie August Edition: First Nation Stories Aug 1 to Aug 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin www.athabascau.ca/indigenous/bannock-and-a-movie/index.html Access through above link All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Vintage Voice

Never mind that Friday the 13th stuff—August 13 is also International Left Handers Day!  Although lefties make up at least 10% of the population, we really had to dig to find mention of them in our archives. School (dis)orientation.  A news compilation includes reference to a book called Your Left-handed Child.  “In other cases, according… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  HPD Scholarship Fund Sponsored by:  OPSEU/SEFPO Deadline:  September 4, 2021 Potential payout:  $750 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be OPSEU/SEFPO members or their dependents, and enrolled in a Hospital Professionals program at a publicly funded and publicly run Canadian university or college. What’s required:  A completed application form, along with a personal statement about… Read more »