Vol. 29 Iss. 07

Volume 29, Issue 7 - 02/19/2021

Minds We Meet—William Logan

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 »

Music Review—Darklight Horizon and Foxpalmer

February 26, 2021.  That’s the date that Screamlite Records is making three brand new singles available for streaming.  The artists—Darklight Horizon and Foxpalmer—were featured on Screamlite Records newest charity album, New Hero Sounds, that premiered earlier this year.  Proceeds of the album went to National Health Services, the health care system in the UK. Darklight… Read more »

The Fly on the Wall—No Easy A, No Easy Aim

Ever pissed and missed?  Well, who hasn’t?  On this score, at least, reality is gender neutral.  And as crude and off-colour as this theme is, bear with me and we’ll reveal something sublime about the human condition.  To have faith in our goals requires a knowledge of our skills based on past improvements.  For most… Read more »

The Reading List—February 2021

Last month, most of the books I recommended were primarily non-fiction books targeted towards starting off the new year.  However, most of us know that there is much more to appreciate in fiction, mystery, and sci-fiction novels! If you are thinking that you do not have time for reading—you may be wrong.  Reading can be… Read more »

Women in Fiction—Lady MacBeth

Warning: Spoilers ahead for the play “Macbeth”  If,  by some miracle, you haven’t seen or read this play already but intend to, you should probably stop reading now. It may sound clichéd, but Macbeth has been my favourite of William Shakespeare’s plays since I first read it in middle school.  It taught me that there… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Supreme Sauce

It’s been a few editions since I said I was going to make a velouté.  So here it is!  I’ve written before about the mother sauces of French cuisine, and we’ve made most of them.  The only one left after this article is espagnole or brown sauce.  Velouté is made from the stock of bones… Read more »

Course Exam—Anthropology 362

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 362 is three-credit… Read more »

Dear Barb—Kissing Cousin’s Spouses

Dear Barb: I am from a large family; I have lots of cousins that I rarely see.  Just before the pandemic started last year we had a huge family gathering. At the gathering last year I met my cousin’s husband.  They had just gotten married.  I don’t really know this cousin very well; I have… Read more »

Editorial—An Old Tradition, New Again

This hasn’t happened since before I became editor. In fact, it hasn’t happened since before the editor before me became editor. But I’m happy to announce that, once again, the Voice Magazine is hosting a writing contest.  If you haven’t seen the article about it already, go look now, as that has all the details,… Read more »

Do What We Love

We should go headlong into what we love to do, ignoring all naysayers because, once we get paid for our passions, our lives will be filled with enthusiasm. Before choosing an education path, we should take personality tests to discover our best career fits.  Doing these tests can take us directly into our passions, rather… Read more »

The Voice Writing Contest 2021

The Voice is launching its 2021 writing contest, with categories for both fiction and non-fiction, and there’s a total $2000 available to be won. Please read the contest rules and regulations and submission guidelines carefully to ensure you are not disqualified. It’s free to enter, but the length limits are firm and all entries that go… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Random Acts of Kindness Week continues through February 20.  But why stop there? Keep the love flowing after V-Day.  Columnist Hazel Anaka traces the notion of Random Acts of Kindness back to its roots.  “In a growing climate of rudeness, incivility, mindless hurts and deliberate acts of hatred, it’s more important than ever to recapture… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship Sponsored by:  Odenza Marketing Group Deadline:  March 30, 2021 Potential payout:  $500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian or U.S. citizens, between the ages of 16 and 25 as of March 30, 2021, have at least one full year of post-secondary students remaining (or be current high-school students,) and… 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 Feb 28: Deadline to apply for course extension for Mar Mar 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Apr 1 Mar 11: AUSUnights Virtual Student Social Mar 15: Apr degree requirements… Read more »

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 Learning to Learn Online Express MOOC Feb 22 to Mar 21 Online Hosted by AU news.athabascau.ca/events/learning-to-learn-online-express-mooc/ Register through above link Talk to a Librarian Drop-in Session Tues, Feb 23,… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Yeah it’s great, but:  Students debate the merits and drawbacks of Microsoft Word’s citation tool, with the consensus being you still need to know how to do it yourself. Discord A nice problem to have?  One student moaning about having to watch so many movies for one course provokes much interest from… Read more »