Vol. 30 Iss. 42

Volume 30, Issue 42 - 11/04/2022

Minds We Meet—Interviewing Alixis Rath

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Alixis Rath (she/her), a 19-year old student enrolled in the University Certificate of Accounting program, who has plans to “continue into a Bachelor of Commerce,” followed by “a long-term goal of creating [her] own Bookkeeping business.”  She currently resides, and—along with her 4 siblings—was born… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—New Answers to Topics of the Day

Well, you walked into that one, I thought to myself when asked a pop quiz sort of query about my educated take on a current event.  See, the challenge with having an academic major is it lends itself well to what we might term mechanic-worker syndrome.  Having a friend who excels in mechanics and general… Read more »

Music Review—Hollywood Forever

Artist: Havanna Winter Single: Hollywood Forever Sixteen-year-old TikToker Havanna Winter has released her third single titled, “Hollywood Forever,” along with a music video available on YouTube.  The single is available for streaming anywhere you get your music. Havanna Winter was born in Oslo, Norway, but moved to Los Angeles, California at the age of nine. … Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapse—Allegory

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—Role Reversal

Dear Barb: I am a student in my early twenties.  My mother was a single mom.  After my dad moved out mom never remarried, but she had lots of relationships and live-in boyfriends.  I don’t doubt that she loved me, but she was a partier.  Our house was always filled with people, and I felt… Read more »

Editorial—Time To Talk Tuition

Your tuition is going to go up.  Again.  Everybody’s concerned about inflation, but few people realize how much tuition rates have inflated over the years.  Honestly, most people have a good distance to go before they catch up with what students have been seeing for years.  It’s gotten to the point now where some schools,… Read more »

Cybersecurity—Staying Safe in a Digital World

What exactly is cybersecurity? How do I stay safe while using the internet? These are two questions that are likely to be on many people’s minds.  Although more people are familiar with the basics of staying safe on the internet, a lot has changed since the early 2000s.  There are more sophisticated ways for cyber… Read more »

Great and Noble Love

“Great and noble thoughts upon which you habitually dwell become great acts.” ~ Joseph Murphy ~ I went from crying daily for over a year to my present state of laughter and joy.  In part, it’s because of the two-hour exercise stints, which just feel incredible.  But mostly it’s because I’m learning to love and… Read more »

Is it Wise to Be Physically Vain?

Life’s most important goal is to love all others.  Although many may disagree, I believe it’s vital to put all others before self.  So, that’s why I faced an existential crisis when I deleted an article on fitness I wrote yesterday for The Voice Magazine.  What troubled me was that I promoted fitness vanity as… Read more »

AUSU Update

We Want Your Feedback! We hosted 1 of 2 Tuition & Fees Town Hall meetings on Sept. 12, getting feedback from AU undergraduates on how 3 years of tuition and fee increases have impacted their studies. Thank you to everyone who attended! If you missed the first session and would like to provide your valuable… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Working Parent College Scholarship Program Sponsored by:  Ca.Job-Applications.com Deadline:  December 2, 2022 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be full- or part-time students at an accredited Canadian post-secondary educational institution, be residential parents of at least one minor child, have worked an average of at least twelve hours for each of the… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

AthaU Facebook Group Quick response.  Two questions get quick answers:  one on how to find out your AU student email address if you’ve forgotten it, and the other on how to apply to re-write a final exam. Discord Write Site round up.  A thread in the #general channel compares students’ experiences in using AU’s Write… Read more »

Vintage Voice

If you’re a writer, chances are you know it’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November.  Some of our Voice writers have known about it, written about it, and even participated in it. Sit yer bum down and write.  Writing columnist Christina M. Frey opines that it’s the utter grind of churning out 1600 words… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

AUSU Town Hall:  Tuition & Fees Mon, Nov 7, 2022, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MST Online via Zoom Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/town-hall-tuition-fees-2/ RSVP through above link Library Chat Tues, Nov 8, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library www.athabascau.ca/library/index.html No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Library Chat… Read more »