Vol. 32 Iss. 06

Volume 32, Issue 6 - 02/09/2024

Minds We Meet—Josh Flis

The Voice Magazine recently had a chance to chat with Josh Flis, a student from Barrie, Ontario, who acknowledged that Barrie is “the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg people.” Josh is “currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology,” with an “objective, depending on … academic performance, is to graduate in 2025… Read more »

Cities in Six: Angra do Heroismo, Portugal

To launch this series, in which I’ll try to give a flavour of various cities I’ve visited using only six photos each, I’m starting with one of my favourite cities: Angra do Heroismo (“Angra” for short.) If you’ve never heard of Angra, you’re not alone. Angra sits on the island of Terceira, in the nine-island… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Valentine’s Day with Freud

The notion of receiving something for nothing invokes a tricky psychological algebra.  Whether its investing in extraterrestrial acreages in hope of becoming a lunar landlord or raising one’s kilt in glee after having purchased some Scottish highland peat bog (the better to become an exclusive member of a landed gentry, any gentry), the promise of… Read more »

Inside AU Events: How to APA

At times, it can be difficult to find a sense of community in AU’s digital sphere.  However, there are a great deal of events occurring on a consistent basis.  These range from style guide tips for assignments to research tips and tricks. This Voice Magazine writer recently had a chance to attend an AU style… Read more »

[blue rare]Black Valentines for Haunted Hearts

This week, to mark the upcoming Valentine’s Day celebration, part two of my three-part column of thematic playlist and menu choices will offer up selections that connect in some way to themes of romance and intimacy.  However, I also want to recognize the fact that there are few things in life more irritating than two… Read more »

Beyond Literary Landscapes—Mystery Authors

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 »

The Path to Becoming An Academic Investigative Journalist

Out of all my personal stories, none might be less believable than my path to becoming a “academic investigative journalist”, a term I coined as a result of my academic approach to investigative journalism, which often focuses on public policy matters.  What began from a desire to improve my writing and to get into a… Read more »

Voice and What it Means for Writers and Readers

I don’t know about you, but I make pictures in my mind as I read.  When I read clear writing, I can easily gather concrete, specific details that I use to make a better picture.  Through the picture-making process, I develop a better understanding of whatever I am reading.  Voice influences what, how, and when… Read more »

Age Can’t Stop Us from Becoming an Olympian or a Fish

I went swimming this week and saw this swimmer in pink who swam better than any dolphin ever could.  She effortlessly and calmly swam across the pool, gracefully, at a speed I’d never seen before.  I tried copying her arms, and a loved one said my swimming instantly improved by 150%, and I looked like… Read more »

World War III?

Despite years of sanctions and payouts, Iran has made alarming strides in the pursuit of nuclear weaponry, presenting an existential threat not only to Israel but potentially to the entire Western world.  A recent development in 2024 underscores this concern: Iran has solidified a 20-year cooperation agreement with Russia, mirroring a similar agreement it holds… Read more »

The Craziness of the Digital World: Hacking and the Dark Web

Before transcribing the digital footprints imprinted over the digital world, sharing with the world how they translate to tell the story of Canadians as being the most eccentric, ballsiest, and greatest hackers to ever walk the digital world, some absolute truths need to be established first.  To start, hacking is extremely illegal in Canada, and… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  UCT Heaston Scholarships Sponsored by:  United Commercial Travelers (UCT) Deadline:  March 15, 2024 Potential payout:  up to $6000 per year Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be high-school seniors who are enrolled and entering a undergraduate university or college program in the coming academic year. What’s required:  A completed application form, along with a personal… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Hungry students will be interested to know that February 9 is National Pizza Day.  Similar to that food’s myriad variety, we found a multiplicity of pizza references in the archives. In praise of battleaxes.  Bill Pollett makes the case that the world could use more people like his blunt-talking, pizza-toting friend, Linda.  “By her own… Read more »

Research Assistant Opportunity!

As a student you may be familiar with platforms like Moodle, Blackboard, and Bright Space.  What you may not know is how little is understood about such platform’s relative efficacy, in terms of quantifiable participant statistics.  Despite feedback from pupils to tutors, such “data is very difficult to access and interpret by instructors and learning… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Library Chat Tues, Feb 13, 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 Learning MLA Tues, Feb 13, 12:30 to 2:00 pm MST Online via MS Teams Hosted by AU Write Site www.athabascau.ca/news/events/learning-mla-2 Register through above link AUSU Student Council Election… Read more »