Vol. 30 Iss. 48

Volume 30, Issue 48 — Final Issue of the Year! - 12/16/2022

Minds We Meet—Delaney Curry

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Delaney Curry (he/him), a Bachelor of General Studies student living in Calgary, Alberta.  Delaney stated, “In the spirit of reconciliation, I would like to acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the… Read more »

Fly on the Wall: Problems with Peace and Love

In our heart of hearts, many of us at times feel a bit hollow about the holidays.  Besides garish ads, so predictable that they lampoon their own excesses and try to have us in on the joke, the general tense, tone, and tenor of the shopping frenzy seems to first imbibe a year’s frustrations and… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Winter

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 »

Music Review—No Bad Slays

Album: No Bad Slays Artist: Slayloverboy Southern California alt-rapper, Slayloverboy, has released his newest album No Bad Slays. The album is available for streaming anywhere you get your music. Slayloverboy has also released music videos for several of the tracks, including “Where Do We Go,” and “My Life is a Horror Movie.” Of the single,… Read more »

Dear Barb—Christmas Without

Dear Barb: As Christmas Day is approaching I can feel the tension rising within my family.  We rarely get along through the year, and as a result, Christmas get-togethers are not an enjoyable experience.  I have tried to find an excuse not to attend the family dinner, but since this is our first year without… Read more »

Sure-Fire Ways to get Fit this New Year

The new year is almost upon us, so you may choose to make some resolutions.  If fitness is a goal, then you’ve just entered fantasy land, because the highs you are about to feel will be worth the pain and effort.  You will gain incredible results in as soon as three months.  With that said,… Read more »

Four Tips on Leading a Less Materialistic Lifestyle

I love me a new purse or a cozy jacket.  But at what point do these items become meaningless?  When you already have them but need five more of course!  Our relationship with items is very much governed by our capitalistic and consumption-focused world.  It’s difficult when social media is used as a form of… Read more »

Editorial—Enjoy the Holidays!

Like AUSU, The Voice Magazine shuts down around the holiday season, and the way that this year plays out, that means that there’ll be no magazine coming out next week, or the week after that.  In other words, this is the last magazine of the year.  Already. We’ll be back on January 6th, and to… Read more »

A Hair-ific Experience

Every single one of us has had a bad hair experience.  Sitting in a hair salon or barbershop while someone has worked on our hair and it resulting in us regretting our decision to ever show up. How we respond to something as simple as a bad haircut has a lot to do with our… Read more »

Buying a Brand-New Car in Ontario? Aftermath.

Last time in The Voice Magazine I wrote about a car sales dealership that was trying to oversell me on things I didn’t want.  My experience with that Nissan dealership was terrible and it resulted in me filing a complaint with the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC).  My decision to file a complaint was… Read more »


Today, I was reading a book on grooming your kids to become elite athletes.  Reading books by athletes is excellent for developing high-performance mindsets.  The book is called Mental Toughness for Young Athletes by Troy Horne and his athletic son, Moses Horne.  I’ve learned from this book that it just takes an idea—a flash of inspiration–for a… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Mensa Canada Scholarship Programme Sponsored by:  Mensa Canada Deadline:  January 31, 2023 Potential payout:  $1000 to $2500 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants, be at least 18 years of age as of January 31, 2023, and be enrolled in a full-time program at an accredited Canadian post-secondary institution  during… Read more »

AUSU Update

A Tale of Two Presidents! Listen in as AUSU President Karen Fletcher sits down with AU President Dr. Peter Scott to talk about the big plans for AU as Canada’s premiere distance education institution as well as the vital question of whether oatmeal is in fact soup. Starring: AUSU President Karen Fletcher and AU President… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Holiday closures: Athabasca University Closed Sat, Dec 24 to Mon, Jan 2, inclusive Reopens Tues, Jan 3, 8:30 am MST Full phone service resumes Thur, Jan 5, 9:00 am MST More info at:  news.athabascau.ca/announcements/athabasca-university-holiday-closure-2022/ AU Library Last day to order materials: Fri, Dec 16 Closed Sat, Dec 24 to Mon, Jan 2 inclusive Reopens Tues,… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

AthaU Facebook Group Seeking portals.  A new student wonders how to access their student email account; replies offer clues for initial set-up student email accounts. Discord Ready, set…wait.  A platform outage prevents several students from accessing their exams, causing re-scheduling headaches and frustration; others offer tips on avoiding rescheduling fees due to such tech issues…. Read more »