Vol. 30 Iss. 43

Volume 30, Issue 43 - 11/11/2022

Minds We Meet—Interviewing Ty-Lily Bussi

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Ty-Lily Bussi, a 19-year old Labour Studies student residing in a small town near Niagara Falls, Ontario, who hopes to become a lawyer. On a personal note, Ty let The Voice Magazine know, “I come from an Italian immigrant family and we live about 15… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Garlic Garlic Bread

I was making pasta at home one day and thought I could use some garlic bread to go with it.  Rather than run out to the store and get some, I thought I should take the opportunity to make my own so that I could write an article about it. Making bread is easy; shaping… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Irony

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 »

Music Review—Old Shoes

Artist: Maggie Cubillos Single: Old Shoes Singer-songwriter Maggie Cubillos has released her debut single, “Old Shoes.” The song is available for streaming anywhere you get your music. Maggie was raised in Southern California, and the 21-year-old currently attends Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.  According to Maggie, she has spent her entire life on… Read more »

Dear Barb—In the Company of Companions

Dear Barb: Hi, I am a man in my fifties who recently lost my wife to cancer.  We were married for 25 years and have three adult children who are on their own.  Our marriage was happy, having all the normal ups and downs that most marriages have.  My wife has been gone for almost… Read more »

Editorial—The Changing War

Last week I heard an interesting opinion as I was wandering around online, one by comedian and talk show host Bill Maher.  A political comic, my feelings toward his opinions tend to vary, depending on the topic he’s on.  Sometimes he seems bang on, other times he seems just clueless, at least to me.  No… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Dude, where’s my Freedom?

The freedom to wallow incessantly in inspirational memes and gratitude lists, not to mention the peaks and valleys of our course material, came from war.  It’s sad, and true, and easy to forget.  Yet, it doesn’t take a history major to know that a real fascist regime in Ottawa probably would not deign to fund… Read more »

Council Connection—October 20, 2022 Meeting

While the meeting on October 20th was shorter than usual, it was certainly an interesting and emotional meeting.  The meeting started out as usual, with President Karen Fletcher running through the usual business of attendance, agenda, and previous minutes. Changing Positions AUSU’s position policies manual was up for review and being updated; Vice President of… Read more »

Easy Baked Brie and Berry Recipe

There are some things to be said about the colder weather in Canada recently – enjoying warm christmas-esque without feeling guilty, for one.  Whether you are hosting your own warm up gathering this long weekend or just looking for a tasty, albeit fancier snack, try this baked blueberry brie for a nice hearty warm-up from… Read more »

Tips for Creating Courses or Presentations

As a student, you likely possess knowledge many others don’t.  That’s why you should design and publish a course.  Or, at the very least, create an academic presentation.  I have a goal of earning six figures within five years.  I also aim to stay with my company until my employer leaves this world, hopefully at… Read more »

What I’d Do If I Were Bedridden for Ten Years

Have you ever fallen asleep and had thoughts randomly enter your head?  Did you just go with those thoughts or seriously question them?  And what if you had total paralysis, were in a coma, or were bedridden, unable to withstand a human voice or sunlight?  What would you do with those thoughts, then? I considered… Read more »

Respect… a Forgotten Art

What is respect? Try to define what “respect” means without using a quote or analogy and you are likely to realize just how fuzzy this word really is.  Depending on who is answering the question, sometimes there may be stipulations to respect and the application of it, and that is why respect is a forgotten… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Since John McCrae wrote about poppies in his poem “In Flanders Fields”, poppies have come to symbolize our remembrance of those who lost their lives in WWI and subsequent wars. Lest we forget what the day is about.  Columnist Hazel Anaka outlines the reasons why we pause on Remembrance Day.  “If we ever stop remembering… Read more »

Library Chat Tues, Nov 15, 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 MBA for Executives Webinar Wed, Nov 16, 10:00 to 11:00 am MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/mba-for-executives-webinar-20221116/ RSVP through above link Library Chat Wed, Nov… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

AthaU Facebook Group Money in the AU bank.  Responses to a question about where to find a student’s tuition account balance on myAU reveals that there is no such info in the student portal, but you can request it by contacting AU directly. reddit Learning supports.  A student with ADHD wonders how much AU course… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Burger King General High-School Track scholarship Sponsored by:  Burger King Deadline:  December 15, 2022 Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be living in Canada, the U.S., Guam, or Puerto Rico; be graduating from high school or equivalent home schooling; have a cumulative high-school GPA of 2.0 or higher, or the equivalent; and… Read more »

AUSU Update!

AUSU values your opinions! We want to know how we can best serve our student members and help you have a positive experience while studying at AU. Please take 7‐ 8 minutes to fill out our 2022 AUSU Annual Survey. All of your answers are completely confidential and help to build and enhance the services… Read more »