Vol. 30 Iss. 17

Volume 30, Issue 17 - 04/29/2022

Minds We Meet—Simeon

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 »

Homemade is Better—The BLT

Here we are, article 100!  I’d like to start by thanking everyone who reads my articles.  You are the reason I keep going.  Even if only a small number of people get something out of these editorials, then it is still worthwhile to me! I recently made this easy sandwich, and I thought I’d write… Read more »

From my early beginnings as a young introvert, the public library has always been a bit of a refuge.  Years later, not much has changed, albeit with an additional affinity for endless hours spent scouring second-hand bookstores to add to my ever-growing “to-read” pile. From one bookworm to another, this column will be underscoring and… Read more »

Dear Barb—Canine Conundrum

Dear Barb: My boyfriend and I moved in together a few months ago and bought a puppy.  The dog is a year old now, it’s a husky/border collie mix.  We love him, but he barks a lot!  We have a small yard, and he likes to be outside, but the entire time he is outside… Read more »

A Break in Routine

Quick note, the second week of May will not have a new edition of The Voice Magazine, as I’ll be taking my first vacation in over a year.  It seems like a good time, what with AU labour disputes currently settled, and AUSU moving into their annual planning and retreat meetings, and most students settled… Read more »

Easy Instant-Pot Curry Chicken

I’ve been using my Instant Pot for the last five years and it has been incredible the number of different recipes that are available for Instant Pot cooking.  Lately, when life has been busy, Instant Pot has been helping me prepare food in a short period of time.  It is relatively hassle-free and easy to… Read more »

Puppy Blues

For anyone who follows my monthly Reading Lists, you may have noticed some inconsistency recently.  The reason is because I got a puppy a few months ago!  For all dog owners, if you’ve had a puppy before, it is likely you’ve experienced puppy blues at one point in time, but if you somehow haven’t, you’re… Read more »

Dealing With Lawyers

Everyone is likely to interact with lawyers at some point in their life, and those interactions guarantee to be some of the costliest if they are not handled correctly.  It is also one of the professions that is commonly referenced as being full of dishonest interactions.  Lawyers have a reputation for being indirect and for… Read more »

Why Give Your Studies Your All?

Did you know that giving something your all makes life easier—not harder? The more you study, the easier studying becomes.  The more you exercise, the easier exercise becomes.  And the more you run marathons, the easier marathon running becomes. It’s not a matter of willpower.  All that willpower hype is a lie.  You don’t need… Read more »

AUSU Update

This update is provided to The Voice by AUSU. Contact ausu@ausu.org with questions.   In the latest Executive Blog, VP Finance & Administration Leah Campbell talks about the importance of in-text citations, what plagiarism is, and how to avoid it. Writing assignments are part of the academic experience, so knowing where to go for guidance… Read more »

Student Sizzle–AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Keep going, you’re getting there.  A recent AU grad shares her experience and provides encouragement to students still working on their degrees; great to see these success stories! Discord Suddenly everyone wants to study.  Conversation in the #general channel is dominated by the myAU outage; students swap updates and work-arounds until myAU… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  The Irene Adler Prize Sponsored by:  Lucas Aykroyd Deadline:  May 30, 2022 Potential payout:  $1000 USD Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian or U.S. citizens, and be women commencing or continuing an undergrad or grad degree in journalism, creative writing, or literature at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada or the U.S. in… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

CHAT with AU Library Tues, May 3, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/page/ann No pre-registration necessary; access through CHAT link on home page CHAT with AU Library Thur, May 5, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library library.athabascau.ca/page/ann No pre-registration necessary; access through CHAT link… Read more »