Vol. 31 Iss. 28

Volume 31, Issue 28 - 07/21/2023

Minds We Meet—Chelsey Peat

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Chelsey Peat (she/her), a second year Sociology major with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies from southern Alberta.  Chelsey acknowledged, “I am located on the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy, and I try to support and be a strong ally as well as… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—When Nuns Fly

Sally Field was a pint-sized teen actress in the 1960s; she adorably won accolades playing a lovable neophyte surfer named Gidget (the local beach boys dubbed her such because she was a girl and seemed like a midget).  Later in the decade she starred as an equally-short (not all typecasting is avoidable) novice nun embarking… Read more »

[blue rare]—Of Fabled Roses

Red: The colour of anemones, poppies, chrysanthemums, and lover’s roses.  The colour of fresh blood, of hot coals, of rage, of desire, of innocent hearts and concubines’ lips.  The colour of roman candles, roadside flares, and fake rubies scattered across slick black tarmac.  The colour that appears in the morning to warn sailors of approaching… Read more »

Music Review—ILL

Artist: Royal Deceit Album: ILL Danish metalcore four-piece Royal Deceit will be releasing their sophomore album ILL on August 11th, 2023.  The album will be available for streaming anywhere you get your music. The band was formed in 2014, the members “hailing from the darkest corners of Jutland, Denmark.” They describe themselves as “a bastard… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—War in Literature

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 »

Editorial—What We Need

I’ve got another article you need to read.  This one about former AUSU President, Karen Fletcher.  She joined an international contest, “Map the System”, and became one of six finalists that gave their presentation as Oxford.  Her presentation revolved around how the connections between systems can fail students even though people in each system want… Read more »

A Man of Experience

I sort of knew the day wasn’t going to go well from the moment I got up.  Wicked hangover!  I’d stayed far too long and had far too much fun at the pub last night.  Also, far too many drinks for mid-week. Traffic on my way to the interview was wicked.  Some cow wouldn’t let… Read more »

DIY Bun Bo Hue

Bun Bo Hue, a Vietnamese specialty hailing from the central region of the country, is a mouth-watering noodle soup.  For food lovers all over the world, this soup is hearty, delicious, and robust with flavors and aromatic spices.  Even if you’re a fan of this dish, trying to Bun Bo Hue from scratch may seem… Read more »

Students Apply Now—Canada’s Federal Student Work Experience Program

Perhaps there is no better opportunity for Canada’s full-time college and university students to acquire transferable and meaningful work experience than through the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP).  The FSWEP is Canada’s largest student employment program, and it gives students of all levels and fields of study the opportunity to acquire experience in the… Read more »

How AI Makes Us Better Students and Workers

ChatGPT seems to have a political bias (for example, when searching “What is the solution for the Ukraine and Russian War?” ChatGPT favors one side.) However, I adore ChatGPT.  Despite its flaws, it’s like a personal advisor, teacher, and omniscient guide all in one. And ChatGPT has flaws, just like everyone else.  It told me… Read more »

Vintage Voice

The Calgary Stampede ended last weekend, but Saturday, July 22 is the National Day of the Cowboy.  We roped a few vintage cowboy articles from Voices past. Beef burger meets lobster.  Albertan Doug Boyd recounts his encounters with imported Newfoundland culture.  “Before he left, I learned many things from my Newfoundland friend. My wife is… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week!

Scholarship name:  Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students Sponsored by:  Canada Post and Inspire Deadline:  August 31, 2023 Potential payout:  $2000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be First Nations, Métis, or Inuit peoples who had been out of school for one year or more, have since decided to return to an education system, and have now… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Library Chat Tues, Jul 25, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MDT 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, Jul 26, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MDT Online Hosted by AU Library www.athabascau.ca/library/index.html No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Library… Read more »

Student Sizzle—Following What’s Hot!

AU Facebook Page Statistics surprise.  A poster marvels at how much she is enjoying SOCI301 (Social Statistics)—a course she was initially dreading.  Commenters wholeheartedly agree, pointing out how well the course content is explained. reddit Time management.  In a post asking how long it takes to finish a course when working full time, there were… Read more »

Building Emotional Intelligence

Can emotional intelligence be acquired?  Anything can be learned, no matter what stage in life we are at.  And why learn emotional intelligence?  Emotional intelligence can bring us joy, connection, peace, wealth, success, and more.  We may even know someone who has an endless supply of emotional intelligence.  She’s always smiling and surrounded by fans. … Read more »