Vol. 30 Iss. 07

Volume 30, Issue 7 - 02/18/2022

Minds We Meet—Grace Nelson

Who are your fellow students?  At times, in an online learning environment, it can feel like you are all alone, but across the nation and around the globe, students just like you are also pursuing their Athabasca University (AU) studies!  Each week, The Voice Magazine will be bringing you some of these stories.  If you… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Intersectionality

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—Baby Clothes

Dear Barb: My boyfriend and I had a baby girl a few months ago.  We are living with my mom and her boyfriend.  My boyfriend Jeff wants us to move out into our own place, but I don’t want to, as my mom has a big house with lots of room.  Jeff and I have… Read more »

Editorial—We Need You

If you’re not aware, many of the regular writers you read here at The Voice Magazine are actually graduates of AU. No longer active undergraduate students themselves, they still try to keep in touch with the student body and write articles they hope will be appealing or helpful to students like you. But for this… Read more »

How to Condition Yourself for Extreme Success

Whether you’re gunning for a Ph.D, aiming to go from couch potato to extreme sports, wanting to become a CEO, or desiring to perform in front of thousands of rabid fans, you need to condition yourself. Mastery at extreme sports, just as for anything extreme, takes conditioning.  You need to build muscles, learn how to… Read more »

Three Tips on Dealing with Difficult Family Members

They say you can choose your friends, but not your family.  While family members are often seen as the most supportive, reliable people in your life, that may not always be so.  Sometimes not all family members have the same perspective, the same personality, or even have your best interest at heart. Having watched a… Read more »

What I’ve Learned of NFTs and Web 3.0

Recently, a friend read about a new concept called NFTs and came up with a brilliant idea.  I was tasked to create the NFTs.  But I had no clue what an NFT even was. So, I began doing some research. Apparently, there is a new set of ideas coming forward with the new Web 3.0. … Read more »

Music Review—Brass For Gold

Celtic punks, The Rumjacks, have just released their new EP, Brass For Gold, available anywhere you get your music.  You may recognize The Rumjacks from the popular 2011 “Irish Pub Song” which has over 77 million views on YouTube. Brass For Gold is the follow-up to their successful 2021 studio album Hestia, which introduced new… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Faculty of Business Undergrad Program Orientation for New Students Wed, Feb 23, 12:00 to 1:00 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Faculty of Business news.athabascau.ca/events/faculty-of-business-undergraduate-program-orientation-for-new-students-20220223/ RSVP through above link AUSU Speaker Series:  Husoni Raymond Wed, Feb 23, 5:00 to 6:00 pm MST Online via Zoom Hosted by AUSU www.ausu.org/event/ausu-speaker-series-husoni-raymond/ RSVP through above link Webinar:  Learn… Read more »

Student Sizzle—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Seeking extensions.  A funded student wonders if/how they can get course extensions; an AU insider provides concrete info, and a caution about an extension’s effect on back-to-back semesters. Discord Good time to clean up the office, anyway.  In the #general channel, students swap stories and tips about using ProctorU for exams; most… Read more »

AUSU Update!

This update is provided to The Voice by AUSU. Contact services@ausu.org with questions. Self-nominate now in the 2022 Student Council General Election! Students will vote March 10-14 to fill 12 available seats on Student Council and, for voters who self-identify as Indigenous, up to 13 available seats on the Indigenous Student Circle at AUSU, one of… Read more »

Vintage Voice!

As several provinces head into the Family Day weekend, we glance back at what our Voices past have had to say about it. Friends are the family we choose.  Tara Panrucker examines the idea behind Family Day, and the concept of family.  “Family is not limited to who you grew up with.  Family is the… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Banting Legacy Education Awards Sponsored by:  Sir Frederick Banting Legacy Foundation Deadline:  March 18, 2022 Potential payout:  up to $3000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must have been living with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes for at least one year (and are registered with a diabetes program or healthcare provider); be permanent residents… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Convoys and Herstory

Tom Petty once sang that “love is a long, long, road” (Petty, online).  The same is true of herstory, and particularly the herstory of dissent and protest.  In Martin Luther’s time, German peasants took literally the Protestant call for worldly authority to bow to scripture and the supremacy of personal relations with the other-worldly.  It… Read more »