Vol. 30 Iss. 23

Volume 30, Issue 23 - 06/17/2022

Minds We Meet—Oxana Kabardina

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 »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—2SLGBTQIA+ Literature

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 »

Homemade is Better—Rice Pilaf

To expand my repertoire, I’ve been trying to make more dishes that aren’t a main.  On my countdown to 100 recipes, I realized that I make a lot of main course dishes and not a lot of the other stuff.  While I’ll try to look at sides more often, I’ll still include some mains in… Read more »

Music Review—Vita Mors

Artist: The Venomous Pinks Album: Vita Mors Arizona’s punk-rock trio, The Venomous Pinks, have released their debut album, Vita Mors.  The album is available for streaming anywhere you get your music. The band consists of Drea Doll on guitar and vocals, Gaby Kaos on bass and vocals, and Cassie Jalilie on drums.  The Venomous Pinks… Read more »

Editorial—Undefined Father’s Day

On Sunday it’s Father’s Day.  The idea seems a bit odd to me now, a celebration of the paternal figure in your life, that is supposed to happen even if you’re well separated from your father and rarely talk.  Last year, my own father called to wish me a happy birthday.  Which is nice, but… Read more »

How To Help Your Kids Develop a Healthy Body Image

In our image-obsessed society, it’s more important than ever to ensure that children view their bodies in a healthy way.  Body image, or the way that we feel about our bodies, is linked to our overall self-image—how we perceive ourselves, what kind of person we believe we are, and how we believe others perceive us. … Read more »

Three Easy Herbs for Indoor Gardening

Recently I’ve been obsessed with growing indoor herbs.  Now that the great growing weather is upon us, gardening centers at major retail hardware and gardening stores, and even most grocery stores have opened up. There are so many options for indoor plants, why focus on an herb garden?  First, from my personal experience, many of… Read more »

Political Will—The Driving Force Behind Legislative Change

Why do some laws get brought into effect over others? What type of thinking is involved when decision-makers are deciding whether or not to support substantive policy changes? Are there any limitations to bringing about legislative changes? These are just some of the questions that people might ask themselves when trying to understand how the… Read more »

Visualization for Success

Visualization exercises are meant to transform you from great to magnificent.  You are meant to grow more spectacular daily.  Visualization exercises can take you to your golden triumphs. Here is a step-by-step formula for visualizing your way to success: Get into a hyper-relaxed state.  This is the first step to visualization for success: relaxation.  Put… Read more »

Grow A Little Better Each Day

You always have room for improvement.  But the best kind happens every single day.  It can help you find a cure, achieve a goal, or solve a problem.  And when you see the benefits materialize, it’s a reason to celebrate. Students are constantly stretching and growing, but there are additional ways to enhance one’s performance…. Read more »

Council Connection—May 19, 2022 Meeting

The meeting was called to order at 6:32 pm MST.  Executive Director Jodi Campbell was announced as the accessibility officer.  President Karen Fletcher read the land acknowledgement: “Athabasca University Students’ Union respectfully acknowledges that we are on and work on the traditional lands of the Indigenous Peoples (Inuit, First Nations, Métis) of Canada.  We also… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group GPA variants.  A student notices a difference between GPA on a transcript and GPA on DegreeWorks; responses point out that the transcript GPA calculation includes all courses, while DegreeWorks bases its calculation only on courses pertaining to the student’s program. Discord All on the same page.  In the #general channel, students discuss… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Helen Bassett Commemorative Award Sponsored by:  Native Women’s Association of Canada Deadline:  July 15, 2022, 11:59 pm EST Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be an Indigenous woman, gender-diverse, or Two-Spirit person, be under 31 years of age, and currently pursuing post-secondary studies (priority given to students studying law or justice-related fields.) … Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AUSU Annual General Meeting Mon, Jun 27, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/annual-general-meeting-4/ RVSP through above link IDEA Lab Open Day Tues, Jun 28, 9:00 am to 1:15 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU’s IDEA Lab news.athabascau.ca/events/idea-lab-open-day/ Register through above link CHAT with AU Library Tues, Jun 28, 10:30 am to… Read more »

AUSU Update!

This update is provided to The Voice by AUSU. Contact ausu@ausu.org with questions. AUSU Pride Week is a wrap, but the month isn’t over and there’s still plenty to celebrate! Here’s a sample of what we put out this week:   First, we want to remind everyone that applications are still being accepted for two… Read more »