Vol. 30 Iss. 46

Volume 30, Issue 46 - 12/02/2022

Minds We Meet—Victoria Lang

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Victoria Lang (she/her), “a born and raised Calgarian who loves to spend …  time in the mountain terrain and relaxing inside during a cold day.”  Victoria obtained her “BA in Psychology from Saint Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia and got to enjoy the small-town… Read more »

Course Exam—ENGL 460 (The Ecological Imagination)

English 460—Athabasca Universities’ newest course offering in the English department!  This course will allow students to investigate the links among literature, culture, and the environment while considering the role of cultural and literary analysis in the face of climate crisis and ecological complexity.  ENGL 460 is a three-credit arts or humanities course with a challenge-for-credit… Read more »

Music Review—I Love You, Dwayne

Artist: Miranda Joan Single: I Love You, Dwayne Songwriter and musician Miranda Joan has released her latest single, “I Love You, Dwayne.” The song is available any you get your music.  Miranda has also released a music video for the single, available on YouTube. Miranda was born in Montreal, raised in Vancouver, and presently lives… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Bruschetta

With the Christmas and holiday season getting into full swing, you might find yourselves invited to or hosting a party.  If it’s a potluck, I have you covered! Bruschetta is usually a safe bet at some of these parties.  It is light and easy to make, and most people enjoy it.  It might even surprise… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Economics

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 underscores and outlines various… Read more »

Dear Barb—Two in a Bind

Dear Barb: I work in an office with five other girls.  I get along well with all of my coworkers except one.  Tara and I have been working together for 4 years and it has always been a bit of a struggle for us to get along.  Tara is domineering and pushy and seems to… Read more »

Editorial—Sovereignty for Who Exactly?

The Alberta Sovereignty Act, sorry, The Alberta Sovereignty Act Within a United Canada has been been put forward.  Because a title change means so much. It’s both better and worse than expected.  Better because it does not actually say that federal laws or court decisions at any level can be ignored, rather that the government… Read more »

Getting Positive about Climate

There are many reasons to get positive about climate change.  The world’s biggest polluters are changing their ways.  The ozone layer is slowly repairing itself.  Electric vehicles are slowly becoming the norm.  Technology is being leveraged to clean up the oceans.  Single-use plastics are in the process of being phased out in first-world countries.  Most… Read more »

Four Odd Fitness and Health Gifts for Christmas

I have four somewhat odd fitness and health gadgets you may want to give a loved one for Christmas.  They are the chin-up/dips bar, the Gua Sha knife, the neck weight, and the respiratory muscle builder.  I use two already.  I’m ordering the chin-up device at the end of the month, and I want to… Read more »

Controlling the Mind—Getting Serious

I am training to be certified as a Marriage Foundation Counselor.  Although the psychological community does not accredit The Marriage Foundation, I think the teachings are phenomenal.  It’s teaching me to control my mind.  And controlling the mind should be a constant effort.  That is if the objective is to find joy and love, no… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  The Dalton Camp Award 2023 Sponsored by:  FRIENDS Deadline:  January 6, 2023, 8:00 pm EST Potential payout:  up to $10,000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.  To be considered for the secondary student prize, applicants must be enrolled full-time at a recognized post-secondary institution. What’s required:  An… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events!

Library Chat Tues, Dec 6, 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 Wed, Dec 7, 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 CIDER… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

AthaU Facebook Group App invasion.  A student has their computer taken over after downloading the app supposedly required to access new student email accounts; turns out it was a big whoops on AU’s part because the app was never intended to be associated with student accounts.  AU reps later report the app requirement has been… Read more »