Vol. 31 Iss. 02

Volume 31, Issue 02 - 01/13/2023

Minds We Meet—Katrina Felske

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Kartina Felske (she/her), an Ontario student, currently pursuing a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Gender Studies. Located in the Ottawa Valley, this firefighter, wife, and mother of three boys has already completed two Diplomas, including Early Childhood Education in 2008 from Algonquin College, as… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Cauliflower Crust

With the holidays over, we are getting back to our usual routines.  Many of you made a new year’s resolution to lose weight and start shedding the extra pounds or toning those muscles.  I hope you have an achievable plan.  Set those smart goals and get out there.  One year I set a new goal… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Spring

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 »

Fly on the Wall—Know Your Limit; Resolute Within It!

It’s 2023 and the path to our future is clear if we choose to walk it!  Resolving to put one foot in front of another might be the first step, followed closely by actually picking a specific resolution or series of goals for the New Year.  But where to begin with identifying actual targets?  As… Read more »

Music Review—Till The Grey Skies Are Gone

Artist: Hollow Hour Album: Till The Grey Skies Are Gone Progressive metal band, Hollow Hour, will be releasing their debut album on January 20th, 2023.  The album is titled Till The Grey Skies Are Gone and will be available anywhere you get your music. Hollow Hour is made up of four members and hails from… Read more »

Dear Barb—The Lights of Christmas

Dear Barb: Hi, I am a young mother in her thirties with two young children.  This Christmas I noticed only a handful of houses with Christmas lights and decorations. When I was a kid almost every house on my street had lights at Christmas time. I feel bad for my kids that they don’t get… Read more »

Editorial—Lucky Start?

It’s been five years since the first brand new issue of The Voice Magazine landed on a Friday the 13th.  I was reminded of this because of the Vintage Voice column, which likes to dig out little bits and pieces of The Voice Magazine history.  Having almost our entire history online and available to read… Read more »

“Rats Get Shot! Snitches Get Shot!”

When people say that they want to start the new year with a bang, nobody is thinking of gun violence.  One way or another, I always seem to find myself in the most bizarre situations that a person can find themselves in.  Let us start by getting one thing straight, life in Ottawa South can… Read more »

Four Tips on Leading a Less Materialistic Lifestyle

I love purchasing 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 »

What Could Happen if Academia Accepted the Spiritual

Academia is largely divorced from the spiritual.  I believe that it will reach its full potential only once academia embraces spirituality—or unconditional love. As background, when I was in graduate school in communications studies, I had a choice of methodologies.  On one end, I could say I was victimized as the “other.” Many methodologies pertained… Read more »

Navy Seal Stress Buster

If you want to combat extreme anxiety or fatigue, then learn from the elite forces.  Elite forces, such as the Navy Seals, are trained to cope with severe stressors.  These stressors include having a limb blown apart to witnessing the most inhumane acts.  This sounds morbid, but there is wisdom in how the elite forces… Read more »

AUSU Update!

The AU Students’ Union would like to wish you a happy New Year and all the best in 2023! Pursuing an education can be challenging so it’s important to celebrate milestones, big or small, and you did it—you made it another year! Not only did you make it, but you’re bettering yourself through post- secondary… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  AU Award for a Mature Undergraduate Student Sponsored by:  AU Deadline:  February 15, 2023 Potential payout:  $750 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be mature (40 to 60 years of age) AU students who began their university education after April 1, 2022, have successfully completed a minimum of 6 AU credits, and have a GPA… Read more »

Vintage Voice

You’d think with all the people claiming they “follow the science”, that Friday the 13th wouldn’t still be a thing.  But here we are. Not the Greeks again.  Deanna Roney muses on the sketchy origins of Friday-the-13th superstition and wonders why people persist in the belief of bad luck on that day.  “While Friday the… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

AthaU Facebook Group AUtomatic email.  After registering for a course, a student wonders why the confirmation went to an AU student email address, having not set one up.  Replies point out that each student is assigned an AU student email address automatically; it just requires a log in (after which email can be redirected to… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Blended Learning Practice MOOC Jan 15 to Feb 11 Online Hosted by AU and the Commonwealth of Learning news.athabascau.ca/events/blended-learning-practice-mooc-fall-2022/ Register through above link. Library Chat Tues, Jan 17, 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 Writing Forum: Open forum and… Read more »