Vol. 29 Iss. 04

Volume 29, Issue 4 - 01/29/2021

Homemade is Better—Pork Tenderloin with Apple Salsa

This past weekend I asked our youngest what we should have for dinner, her response was a typical Albertan meal, Steak with potatoes.  I had to laugh, and then I remembered that I had some pork tenderloin in the fridge and thought I should try something with it.  After looking up a few ideas with… Read more »

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Dear Barb—Credit, COVID, and Christmas

Dear Barb: Well, I survived Christmas.  It was a difficult Christmas since I couldn’t spend it with my family.  My boyfriend and I live together, so we spent Christmas alone.  I was hoping that I would be spending less money with the virus limiting visits, get togethers, and shopping, but nope, it didn’t.  In fact,… Read more »

Editorial–Cancellation Considerations

Sometimes I feel a bit old.  This week, for instance, was the 25th anniversary of my marriage.  I remember when I was a kid, 25th anniversaries were the domain of old people.  And yet even though we’re marrying older, for some reason it seems those with 25th anniversaries are younger than ever. Perspective makes all… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Don’t Zap That Splendid Isolation!

Gregarious people can become AU students, but the reality of individualized study tends to speak for itself.  Ours is not a social butterfly experience replete with hallways full of chatter and leisurely times lounging with peers in a dormitory.  Study for us typically consists of our meek humble selves studiously applying our skills within the… Read more »

The Politics of Picking a Film for Family Movie Night

Family movie night, that hallowed Friday tradition to cap off a fruitful week is one of the most rewarding yet controversial activities that a household can share.  Amidst varying tastes, moods, and the unspoken law of “who picked last,” is there possibly a common ground amongst movie enthusiasts, a simple code that can be followed… Read more »

Eat Desserts to Score Higher Grades

To make the most of our studies, we need to eat well.  The more wholesome foods we eat, the better we fare on exams and during moments of stress.  But who says we can’t be a little sinful when the sin is actually saintly?  Who says we can’t indulge in candy apples, milkshakes, pies, and… Read more »

What Living in a Small Town Taught Me

Currently I’m completing an internship in the town of Barrhead, Alberta.  The town has a population of approximately 4,000 and is located about an hour away from the nearest urban centre, Edmonton.  In my first weeks in the town I’ve learned a lot about the people and the local businesses and activities that have opened… Read more »

A Rant: “The Best Pizza in the City” Does Not Exist

I’m going to avoid naming any specific restaurants in this article because frankly I like pizza in any form, and I don’t want any pizza maestros reading this to decide that I might like it a little more with saliva added to the top. With that short disclaimer out of the way, let’s continue. Somewhere… Read more »

Food, Family, and Fire: Celebrating the Holidays Ukrainian Style

Unlike the Christmas Day commonly celebrated on December 25, many of those who follow the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Rite Catholic faith continue to adhere to their traditional January 6 and 7 celebrations.  This is because Ukrainians like myself, along with communities in Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Russia, still follow the… Read more »


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AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie February Edition: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up Feb 1 to Feb 28 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin indigenous.athabascau.ca/bannock/index.php Access through above link Talk to a Librarian Drop-in Session Tues, Feb 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… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group A library that lends books:  one student’s query about the loan term for AU library books leads to other students discovering that actual books can be borrowed from AU’s library. Discord The horror:  One student’s revelation that coffee causes tummy issues prompts much concern and advice.  Nothing helped, but love was in… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Dick Shaw Memorial Scholarship Sponsored by:  International Society of Explosives Experts – Western Canada Chapter (ISEEWEST) Deadline:  February 16, 2021 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, must be enrolled as a full-time student in a course of study with some relevance to the non-military use of… Read more »

Vintage Voice

There’s a designated day for just about everything, so no surprise that the Curmudgeon‘s have their own day on January 29.  Curmudgeon is a colourful term to throw around and a couple of our writers have done just that. Not all editors, surely.  Writer and former Voice editor Christina M. Frey invokes cranky editors while… Read more »