Vol. 30 Iss. 29

Volume 30, Issue 29 - 07/29/2022

Minds We Meet—Vanesa Blanco Claramonte

The Voice Magazine recently had the chance to chat with Vanesa Blanco Claramonte (she/her) residing in Edmonton, Alberta.  Vanesa “acknowledge[d] that we are on the traditional land of Treaty 6 and home of the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4.  We also acknowledge the Inuit and other diverse Indigenous peoples whose ancestors have marked this… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Gabriel García Márquez

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 »

Fly on the Wall—History Electives

Protean possibilities, boundless as one’s imagination, begin with raw facts.  Think of how you feel in any given moment of whimsy, dipping salted French fries into a milkshake for instance, and it’s clear that the stuff of reality is also the mean of reality’s transcendence.  The present tense, seemingly immutable and certain and stolid, is… Read more »

Dear Barb—Studying Procrastination

Dear Barb: Hi, I recently completed first year university and I did alright, but I must learn to manage my time better.  I felt very scattered and barely completed my assignments in time.  I ended up feeling stressed all the time.  It is not that I was partying a lot, I just couldn’t seem to… Read more »

Music Review—Future Considerations

Artist: Trashed Ambulance Album: Future Considerations Alberta punks, Trashed Ambulance, have released their most recent album, Future Considerations. The album is available anywhere you get your music. Trashed Ambulance calls this album “33 minutes of angry yet hopeful punk anthems” and is inspired by artists such as Pulley, Face To Face, and The Flatliners. I… Read more »

Editorial—A Long Time Coming

Danielle Smith currently seems to lead the UCP leadership race.  This is a person who, at least from her deleted tweets, seems to be unable to critically evaluate the sources of information she chooses to accept.  Putting naturopaths on approximately the same level as oncologists, and labelling vast swaths of medical science as irrelevant. If… Read more »

Four Easy Party Foods to Serve this Summer

Now that COVID-19 restrictions have lifted (mostly) and most provinces are able to enjoy a summer fairly similar to pre-covid times, there’s a lot of gatherings and summer festivities that make this year’s summer special.  I’ve been lucky enough to have a few bake-offs and barbecues at my residence the last few months.  With the… Read more »

The Study Dude—Tasks to Do Before You Start an Academic Degree

So, you want to start an academic program? You may also want to perform your best, even becoming the top student.  This is quite possible, but you’ll need to prepare. Here are ten tasks to do before you start a university or college program: Choose a university. Research universities that specialize in your chosen degree… Read more »

Buckling In

I have come to the realization that I am at a place where I can be honest about my disability.  However, this is easier said than done.  Not only because being honest about social and perceptive barriers is emotionally and psychologically painful; it is also extremely difficult to openly state that I am happy with… Read more »

The Nobel Laureate Life

Educating.  Inspiring.  Connecting.  That is what Nobel Life is about, a book that shares the stories of 24 Nobel Laureates through sit-down conversations.  The book was written by Stefano Sandrone, a neuroscientist recognized at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in physiology and medicine.  Although most people have heard of the Nobel Prize, they tend… Read more »

How to Become a Star Employee

There is such a thing as a “star student” or a “star employee.” Becoming a star student, simply stated, means the following: you put in extensive hours toward your studies, participate heavily in all forums and lectures, get high grades, and be ultra-positive toward your professors and teaching assistants.  It also means you learn strategies… Read more »

AUSU Update

Celebrate with us July 11-15th as we turn 30!  We have a fun-filled week planned, including contest giveaways, a special AUSUnights Virtual Student Social: 90s Retro Edition, and an in-person AUSU Birthday Bash with Student Council at Hudsons on Bourbon St. in West Edmonton Mall!  RSVP to the AUSU Birthday Bash!  Date: July 16th, 2022… Read more »

Vintage Voice

International travel is again possible for Canadians this summer.  But, if you don’t want to navigate jammed airports, be separated from your checked luggage, or deal with the glitchy ArriveCAN app on return, armchair travelling may be the less-stressful option for now. City of freedoms.  Mandy Gardner uses an extended stay in Great Britain as… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Athabasca University Undergraduate Student Bursaries Sponsored by:  Athabasca University Deadline:  August 31, 2022 Potential payout:  Tuition fee credit for one 3-credit AU undergrad course Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be current AU undergrad program students, have completed a minimum of 3 AU credits at the undergrad level, have not received this award twice previously,… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Real books for virtual learning.  A conversation thread discusses how to borrow real books from AU’s library—shipped right to your door. Discord Supplemental time.  A student wonders if supplemental exams can be written after the course end date; responders confirm they can, and point to info on AU’s website. reddit Saved by… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Summer! Nothing found this week, but… Looking ahead…  AUSUnights Virtual Student Social Thur, Aug 11, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MDT Online via Zoom Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/ausunights-virtual-student-social-15/ RSVP through above link All events are free unless otherwise noted