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n a world where society dictates the norm, there’s nothing more refreshing than independent thought. And while people who think critically and analytically have been around since ancient times, we have yet to come across someone like Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanot ta; better known as Lady Gaga. In light of her 13 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards 2010 happening this month - the whole team is ecstatic to finally see this self-crafted superstar (who’s so much more than her wardrobe) grace our humble Cover Story pages! As always, Campus Plus thrives in bringing you what’s hot in our local education scene. This month is no exception as we highlight some of the interesting events that have been happening at your campuses in our Livewire and Sports Plus pages. If you’ve been following our coverage on the BIC 1Malaysia Short Story Competition - the results are in! We’d like to thank all of you who sent in your stories, we enjoyed reading all of them. Contests are aplenty this month and we’ve got the hookup! On top of the Voir Shoez Design Competition and Everlast’s Sole Sensation contest, the team is already envious of the upcoming winners of our movie contests which includes Piranha, Eat, Pray, Love and the highly anticipated Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Should you be stocking up on gadgets or some of the newbies to hit our store shelves; our Off The Shelf and Tech Plus pages are here to aid that process. Before we leave you to your reading, here’s some ‘Gaga Wisdom’ to kick-start your month right: “Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” From all of us here at Campus Plus, here’s wishing all our Muslim friends a Selamat Hari Raya Puasa and to all of you - Happy Malaysia Day!

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Happening events in town

Off the Shelf

Burt’s Bees

Cover Story

Lady GaGa

Tech News

MOL & PayPal

Tech Plus

Samsung Champ

EBox News

MTV World Stage 2010

Said to be the largest convocation yet at Nilai University College (Nilai UC), the recent ceremony held saw many amazing students graduating from various fields including Nurul Adilah Mohd Joneidi who was the first rose among the thorns in Nilai UC’s aviation programme! Nilai UC’s 2010 graduation ceremony saw the pioneering batch of graduates from its popular Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering programme amongst others. This year’s Valedictorian was Timotious Arif Halim who graduated with first class honours in his computing degree. Other notable graduates were Tan Hui Ling and Ananthi Thanabalan who shared this year’s BDO prize as joint top scorers in the financial accounting theory paper (of the 3+0 Oxford Brookes University BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance programme). The Graham Upton Award went to Lim Yong Hion – the outstanding graduate from a 3+0 Oxford Brookes university degree programme at Nilai UC.


Movies and Music reviews

Sports Plus

Masterskill Sports Carnival


Fighting Daytime Sleepinesss

Campus Talk

MTV VMA’s 2010 pick

Official Photographer CK Chan Photography Studio No 11-2(2nd Floor), Dinasti Sentral, Jalan Kuchai Maju 18, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur 012-2886449


from Nilai UC’s being the first female grad ratulating Nurul Adilah on Kunalan Marimuthu cong e. ramm prog ing neer nce Engi Diploma in Aircraft Maintena


UTAR joins YTL Communications’ Education Partner Program! Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) joined YTL Communications Sdn Bhd (YTL Comms)’s Education Partner Program (EPP) recently and signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to jointly deploy a campuswide 4G network at the UTAR flagship campus in Kampar, Perak. Subsequently, similar deployments will be carried out at all UTAR campuses in the Klang Valley. Under the EPP, all UTAR students will enjoy high-speed, wireless broadband access at anytime from anywhere within the campuses. Each student will get converged data and voice services totalling 300 MB per user, per month for 3 years!

KDU College’s Minggu Kebudayaan Melayu 2010 KDU College’s Malay Cultural Society (MCS) pulled out all the stops for their 7th annual Minggu Kebudayaan Melayu (MKM) themed Citra Warna: Kesatuan Dalam Kepelbagaian! The MKM’s launch was graced by Datin Paduka Marina Tun Mahathir, KDU College Principal & CEO Dr Chia Chee Fen, Vice Principal Dr. Tan Hui Leng, MCS Patron Datin Lily Zaiton, MCS Teacher Advisor Mr. Oo Cheng Keat, MCS President Balamohan Yugendran, lecturers and students alike. Gala Dinner - The choral speaking performance Gala Dinner - Charity contribution to Rumah Hope

ahagia Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Gala Dinner - Yang Berb ed by Mr Oo (left) and flank dle), (mid in sudd Sham Yugendran (right)

Gala Dinner - Traditional dance performance


IACT College’s Convocation Ceremony 2010 was held at the One World Hotel celebrating 86 graduates from the Graduating Class of 2010! The ceremony was attended by IACT’s Board of Governors and Directors, VIPs from 4As and MAA, lecturers, staff, proud parents and graduates. The ceremony also witnessed Raymond Chew, Chairman of IACT College and Lee Kok Leong, CEO/Principal of IACT College presenting Diplomas to graduates from Mass Communications, Advertising and Marketing Communications and Graphic Design courses. Congratulations to all the graduates and to IACT’s 2010 valedictorian, Kenneth Yee Weng Keen!

Gala Dinner - A scene from the pasar malam skit in the choral speaking performance

Guest performer at the gala night included Aishah, from the popular 90s band Aishah and the Fan Club, who sang her hit songs including ‘Janji Manismu’

After a week of various activities, the MKM ended with a spectacular gala dinner! Amongst the amazing talents that graced the stage was a choral speaking performance (by MCS members) which was given a local twist and had a combination of singing, dancing and acting too! Orphans from Asrama Baitul Ummah and Rumah Hope were also invited to the dinner and as part of MCS’ charity effort - both homes received a token of RM1000 each. The night ended on a high note with an illuminated hand mime performance by MCS members that had the crowd in awe! Kudos to all the students for organizing an amazing event!

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For Those That Choose To Move! Join us at these campuses from 12pm – 2pm and be a part of the VOIR Shoez Design Competition roadshow! We’ll be at Metropolitan College (28 September 2010), Taylor’s University College Lakeside Campus (29 September 2010), SEGi University College (11 October 2010) and Monash University (13 October 2010). What’s in store you ask? Well we’ve got fabulous cash vouchers to be won with our on the ground contests and freebies too! You don’t want to miss out on this – so join in on the fun!



SEGi College’s Glitz and Glamour BalL

The SEGi College Subang Jaya’s Glitz and Glamour Ball 2010 is back and proudly brought to you by The Communications Club and Fayette House. Get ready for a rockin’ good time on 1st October 2010 at Tropicana Golf and Country Club! With the theme ‘Viva Las Vegas’, be sure to expect top-class performances on top of lucky draws and mystery goodie bags filled with stuff you’ll love! Part of the proceeds from the G&G Ball will go to the Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA). Early birds can get their tickets for RM88 (valid until 10 September 2010) and the normal price of RM95 will be imposed from 11 September 2010 onwards. Grab your tickets from SEGi College Subang Jaya, Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ, during any day of the week (10.00am – 4.00pm)!

Creatively Talented

Five students from IACT College rocked at the College and Universities Band Explosion 2010 that was held recently at Wisma Bentley, Mutiara Damansara. The band, called Once Upon A Time There Was A Sausage Named Bob bagged the third prize! Once Upon A Time There Was A Sausage Named Bob consists of Esty Richards, Jared Lee, Lee Wei Chen, Anthony Lee and Lam Jian Chuan who formed the band in late 2009 to share their love of music. Congratulations guys!

Groom To Impress With TohtOnku! Over the past month, Tohtunku visited SEGi University College, Kota Damansara, Masterskill University College and HELP University College for a fun-filled, informative grooming workshop with Monica Lee from the Monica Lee Face Art Academy. Monica Lee’s accolades varies from being the first Mercedes Malaysia International Fashion Award 2003 (MiFA) winning make-up artist and also a London graduate who has not stopped working since in the area of make-up and hair! Students were clued in on the tips, tricks, dos and don’ts of makeup, personal grooming and looking presentable.




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The BIC 1Malaysia Short Story Competition The BIC 1Malaysia Short Story Competition took place from 15 March 2010 and closed it doors for entries on 3 June 2010. Campus Plus visited various campuses during those months to help spread the word on the awesome prizes that awaited the winners whilst giving out BIC freebies. Open to all varsity and college students, the competition challenged students with the topic: What does 1Malaysia mean to you. We’ve received many amazing entries over the contest period and we’d like to share with you snippets of what the remaining Grand Prize winners wrote! Grand Prize Winner: Yap Yeow Chong, INTI Subang “As I continue to gaze towards the table, I see the many colours of our Malaysian culture. I see Malays, Chinese and Indians in blissful harmony, singing, dancing and telling tales. It does not matter what language you speak, what you eat, how you dress or which race’s celebration you are currently in for, all I see is the indifference that we have, and just how similar we really are with each other. In vibrant colours, in peace, harmony and in unity, ......”

Grand Prize Winner: Melissa Pillay, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus “The call of the cockerel breaks the dawn for villagers in Kampung Baru, Lumut, Malaysia. The sound of water gushing down the rusted pipes marks the bringing of Kampung Baru villager’s daily routine. Chickens and adorable little brown sparrows pecking the ground for food, crows flocking above the houses in desperate search for food, cries of waking babies and excited children eager to head for school sets the scene of life in Kampung Baru. However, this life does not apply to every soul in Kampung Baru..........”

Grand Prize Winner: Koo Suet Lee, Nilai University College “Wednesday, 9 June 1971Diary, remember when I told you about Kumar, the guy who likes me? Well, he has turned out to be gem of a person too, he doesn’t expect much from me but he has a great deal of respect to my father’s eyes. My father speaks proudly of him. Kumar is a great friend to have but I don’t have the same feelings for him like I have for Kee Chew. What shall I do diary?.........”

Grand Prize Winner: Sarah Danielle Dickman, KDU College “In school, these three stuck closer than brothers, stronger than banks, ties unbreakable even through the toughest times. Many years passed. Many moons, many things happened and even more had changed. Chin made it to University Malaya. He moved to the big city and never came back. Ahmad inherited the grocery store his father used to run in the village. Jeevan acquired the skill of repairing cars and automobiles and had set up his own business, as well. All in all, everybody lived their own lives. But something was about to happen that would alter their lives forever.....”

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‘Fashion in Motion’ showcases unmatched creativity on the runway Dazzling and thrilling, creativity was definitely in motion at Limkokwing University’s third installment of their “Creativity in Motion” fashion show! Held at Jaya One, Petaling Jaya, the night started off with performances from the university’s Sound & Music Academy while emcee’s Amol Gurung and Victoria Edwards kept the show animated with their anchoring. The evening’s main highlight was the fabulous Glam Rock designs that wowed the audience when students from the university’s hair design faculty took to the catwalk. Limkokwing’s fashion graduates from the ‘Class of 2010’ who had earlier on come up with several stunning creations merging global cultures and contemporary designs also rocked the runway to thunderous applause!

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designed by Fernika Thomas, Indonesia

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designed by Kang So Na, (Ancient Japan kimono)

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designed by Desy Sagita, Indonesia (Dayak people of Borneo)

designed by Andriana Jacky, Indonesia


GREAT MINDS Explore The Creative Element

designed by Sandra Masi Chioma, Nigeria

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designed by Jenny Via Wijaya, Indonesia (Asmat Tribe of Indo)


designed by Syahreen Mohd Ali Sabri, Malaysia

designed by Stacia Andani, Indonesia (Origami theme)


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Never before have these two words been placed side by side, but thanks to the Live & Inspire team, students and professionals alike experienced their first ever ‘conference party’ last month! The first in a three part series called The Gathering of Great Minds, explored the theme ‘The Creative Element. Right Brain Active’ with a host of speakers that had the crowd enthralled, in fits of laughter and even up on their feet! The day started out with the founders of PopTeeVee (popteevee. net); Hardesh Singh, Fahmi Fadzil and Mark Teh talking about ideas and why they matter. As the day went on, more inspiring figures took to the stage including the likes of Dato’ Faridah Merican (Founder of The Actors Studio), musician and producer Zailan Razak and Paul Dunn (Author, Co-founder of B1G1) whose message ‘It’s the little things you do habitually that define you’ struck a cord with every one as he shed light on Buy1GIVE1 - a transaction-based giving model that allows the donation of one dollar to cover the salary of one teacher for a day in the slums of Mumbai or give one person access to clean water for a whole year amongst many other projects.





Instant Va-VaVoom Volume! Maybelline’s Volum’ Express Hypercurl Cat Eyes Hello Kitty Maybelline New York has teamed up with Hello Kitty to come up with a special edition of its No.1 mascara franchise, Volum’ Express Hypercurl Cat Eyes! With its unique Feline Lash Comb technology for fanned out lashes, waterproof CurlLock technology that helps lashes stay curled for up to 18 hours and amazing volume - we’re all embracing our inner feline! Get yours at any Watsons outlet nationwide. Retail Price: RM36.90


Pomegranate & Cranberry Sugar Scrub Burt’s Bees

Another winner by Burt’s Bees is their Pomegranate & Cranberry Sugar Scrub (yes you heard right – sugar!). This all natural scrub contains pomegranate and cranberry seed oils, sugar granules, shea butter, olive oil, grape seed oil, cranberry seeds and soybean oil to boot! The result: smoother, softer skin that not only looks great but feels healthy too! We’ve got nothing but praises for this scrub – it even smells delicious! Retail Price: RM78.80


FOLLOW ME Oil Control Duo Blemish Concealer


L’Oréal Paris Total Repair 5

Time to breathe easy - the solution for dull, coarse, brittle, dry or split end plagued hair has arrived! L’Oréal Paris has developed a new 1 solution hair care range to counter these 5 problems with a high-technology formula that comes with a powerful repair ingredient - Cement-Ceramide! With regular use, your tresses will be strong, supple, smooth, shiny and your tips will be protected. Ladies, bid goodbye to troubled hair! Retail Prices: Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo: RM11.90 (180ml), RM22.90 (375ml) Total Repair 5 Repairing Cream Conditioner: RM12.90 (180ml), RM24.90 (375ml) Total Repair 5 Deep Repairing Mask: RM27.90 (200ml) Total Repair 5 Repairing Night Essence: RM36.90 (150ml)



A first in Malaysia, this nifty product sure does come in handy! With its active ingredients this duo concealer conceals, camouflages and reduces skin imperfections such as blemishes and under-eye circles leaving your skin looking flawless! After cleansing, toning and moisturizing - use the green shade to cover up reddish or darker spots and then blend in the beige to hide flaws for your desired look. Retail Price: RM 19.90

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FOLLOW ME Oil Control Moisture-bright Mask If those hours you spend in airconditioned lecture rooms is taking a toll on your skin, you need some moisture stat! This amazing mask soaks the skin in moisture, leaving it feeling refreshed and renewed! It also evens out skin tone and reduces the signs of skin discoloration - brightening your complexion so that it’s more translucent. Suitable for all skin types, simply apply on wet skin and rinse off after 15 minutes! Retail Price: RM 13.90



Beauty Snapz Swabplus No longer do you have to rely on acrobatics to stealthily correct your eye makeup! Enter the Swabplus Eye Makeup Remover & Corrector - soft cotton swabs that are individually filled with a pre-measured amount of gentle, skin-conditioning solution. Simply snap the swab at the colored ring to release the liquid into the tip to enjoy easy, goof-proof removal! These nifty swabs are only available at SaSa outlets and Watsons stores. Retail Price: RM9.90 (A pack of 24 cotton swabs)

Majolica Majorca’s Jeweling Eyes

Highlight your peepers with gorgeous new jewel-esq colours! With Majolica Majorca’s Jeweling Eyes from their Queen of Decoration collection, this form-altering powder eyeshadow creates depth and leaves your eyes glimmering like jewels! Perfect for a night out or even for those important presentations on campus, check out the collection out this month at a Watsons store near you! Retail Price: RM 59.90


Get Chic with Massimo Dutti

Need a little sparkle in your wardrobe? Check out Massimo Dutti’s Autumn/ Winter ‘10 collection! For the ladies we’re loving the Trastevere collection with its mixture of blue and grey tones symbolizing medieval militaryair. Gentlemen, the variety of items in their Heritage collection oozes cool confidence! Visit Massimo Dutti at Bangsar Village 2, The Gardens Mid Valley City, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur or at One Utama Shopping Centre!



“Now, I’m just trying to change the world one sequin at a time.” - Lady Gaga


: Let’s go back to the roots, take us through the history of Lady Gaga

: I started playing the piano when I was four and when I was about 12, I was in a boutique in New York singing a Backstreet Boys record, I think it was “I Want It That Way”. So I was singing this song and the guy that worked in the store, Evan, I still remember his name - he goes “are you a singer?” and I said “no”. Then he said “well you’ve got a really great voice, maybe you should call my uncle, he’s a vocal instructor” his uncle turned out to be Dawn Lawrence (one of the best music teachers in the world). So I started working with him and he encouraged me to start writing music, so around the age of 13, I started writing records and stuff on the piano in my house. At the age of 14, after I moved from classical to pop music, I started doing open mic nights. I would sneak out to go to New York’s Bitter End and MacDougal Street with the senior from Regis High School to experience the music night life in New York. When I was 16 I was in a cover band that did Led Zeppelin records, Jefferson Airplane and U2. Keep in mind that during all of this, I’m doing musicals, I’m in a band and I’m writing records. If you were in my family, you did not see me for 5 years - I was out doing everything! Then I went to college and I hated it. Not the studying, I was a good student, I love to learn, but I wanted to work and I wanted to make music. I was accepted into New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts but I dropped out after a year, I told my parents “I’m leaving, I’m going get an apartment and 8 jobs”, and they were like “have a good time kid”. I really went for it, my dad gave me a year to get signed and I did. So, then I got dropped, got signed again, and in between those two record deals I put together a variety show starring myself and DJ Lady Starlight. And I just said I had to start somewhere, it’s really been a long journey, I don’t remember not doing this, it’s always been my life.


: Share with us some of your goals, where do you want to be in 5 years?


: My goal is to be right here. It’s in this moment and what we are doing right this second - it’s to have a career. It’s to be working in music and making music. I love writing for other artists, I love working with new producers, and it’s just endless! And I want to inspire people, like my record called was The Fame but it could be called “the inspiration”, then again that would be cheesy. It’s really about me running to inspire the world with an idea. I happen to be great at music, I’m better with ideas.


: Describe your music for us – how would you classify it?


: My music is pretty much a reflection of my transition from Uptown New York to Downtown New York and all of the things that I’ve discovered. It’s everything, its pop, it’s a little bit of hip hop, R&B, it’s got dance elements, it’s got electro, sometimes I rap, sometimes I sing. It’s about my journey, its heavily influenced by fashion and lifestyle and its new, its Lady Gaga, it’s absolutely 100% a concoction of my love of 70’s glamour, 80’s synth sounds, dance, club fever, disco and a lot of my melodies have a real 50’s Beatles quality to it.


: What do you think about when you’re working on a track? Are there any specific influences?



: I think about everything while I am writing but I am constantly being influenced by different things - I’m like a little sponge, so it’s pop, but for me, pop is the new underground. Everybody said goodbye to it for a little bit, and we started to bow down to all these rising Indie acts but I felt that I don’t feel like there is anything wrong with the major label music machine. I remember standing outside TRL with ‘N Sync, ‘Britney’ written all over my face, crying because if I could see her hand.... you know what I mean? You can’t buy that. It is so intense to be a super fan. But I feel that it’s been lost for a little bit. I don’t know if the artists are lazy; don’t care about how they dress, or what it is. You can’t download a life style, you can’t download an icon, you have to touch them, you have to think what do they eat, how do they sleep; does she sleep upside down, with someone fanning her with a bow, I mean I don’t know but, it’s a fantasy and its really beautiful and special. For me, it’s like my Michael Angelo painting, I want to create that again. If anything, the fame in this record and my music it’s about recreating the pop star and giving it back. CAMPUSPLUS \\ SEPTEMBER 2010






: When did you make the transition from the underground scene and the club scene to becoming an artiste?

: I feel like I’ve always been an artiste, and that I became more of an artist when I started to play out all the time, downtown. it really wasn’t till I got signed with Interscope and I got a tiny bit more famous in New York that I really became more of a dance scene artist out in the clubs than before, I would have to say right around the time I got signed, I almost got arrested in Chicago for wearing short shorts, so really when I started being myself, I mean I’ve always been an artist, but when I started being what I really am - a provocative exhibitionist, somebody that does things for attention, pretty shamelessly I might add, that’s when I tell myself “Okay, just be who you are, that’s your artistry.”.

: What were some of your earliest musical memories? What was your family upbringing?

: I’m New Yorker and I’m Italian. My father used to play Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton John record all the time on his record player in the living room. He used to pick me up as a kid and twirl me around to the music. I had a really amazing childhood, a lot of culture, a lot of meatballs, a lot of marinara. Music is and was big part of my family. And when my mother made me play piano when I was 4, it was kind of a discipline thing. She used to say “you don’t have to practice, but you’ve got to sit there for an hour every day, you can either play or just sit there” probably for the first couple of years, it would just sit on the piano but eventually I got bored of just sitting there so I started to play – and I got really great at it.

: Where were you in your early teens musically?

: I was going to go to Juilliard for this weekend pre-college program but ended up getting super nervous before my audition, so I decided to switch to acting school which actually ended up being better because so much of what I do now is persona related. Lady Gaga became who I am now, but it was a self discovery process that was found through acting and since memory and figuring out, I mean like things like certain positions and dance moves that I would do would resonate more with me than others, like I suck at ballet but I was excellent at jazz and theater.

: Let’s talk about your fashion influences

: The artists that for me have been most influential are the likes of Madonna and David Bowie. Of course I love them for their music and not to sound vain or shallow, but I am more appreciative of their work because of their visuals, it completely changes the way you listen to their music. When I was 19, every dress was different, swagger different, I am somebody who likes to experiment with different things, so I bought a lot of leather and sequins, I started go-go dancing for fun, and I started making my own costumes because it’s cheaper and also fun. And it’s a really big influence because I sing about the lifestyle. I’m not singing underground music, I’m singing pop music about the underground lifestyle.

: Was it the hip-hop fashion that was happening in the East Village at that point?


: No it’s not, it’s definitely the lower east side, it’s a little bit of metal-glam scene. I started to take in the elements of what I liked, mainly “the rock star’s girlfriend” image. That was the real beginning of my fashion, it was not so much that I wanted to be in the greatest Rock ‘n Roll band ever lived, I want to be the girl backstage, at the Motley Crue concert with a feather dress and eyeliner. I was kind of different.


: Tell us more about your fashion philosophy


: I was also obsessed with Versace, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Valentino - delicious fabrics cuts and silhouettes. I love the way you can change how a woman’s body looks, the voodoo - that stuffs is my life, so for me its about how do you make 5 dollar look like 5 grand, how do u feel like 5 grand when you have 5 dollars in your pocket.


: How did the topic of fame become such a key factor in your music? And more importantly, why is it so?


: In New York or in the world really, you have the ability to self proclaim your own fame, you have the ability to experience and feel a certain amount of self worth that comes from a very vain place by simply liking your choices, your opinion about fashion, music, politics, the way you walk down the streets, the way you carry yourself at parties, I mean, you can literally choose to have fame, and that is what my first album is about. I honestly do not care a tiny bit what people think about it, I’m not posturing that its good or that its bad, I’m struggling with the idea and its affected my life in the most positive way. If anyone asks ”Who is Lady Gaga?”, I’m okay with someone saying “she is the most impressive con artist of fame”. Because when it comes down to the essence of it - I literary trick people everyday into believing that I am somebody, and I’m not.

This interview is courtesy of Universal Music Malaysia CAMPUSPLUS \\ SEPTEMBER 2010


TECH NEWS Josh Lai is HTC’s Wildfire Smartphone Ambassador! The Honeywell–Nobel Initiative B

udding young scientists here’s something for you! The Honeywell– Nobel Initiative (HNI) is an educational partnership between Honeywell, Nobel Web AB and Nobel Media AB that is designed to connect university students across the globe with recipients of the world’s most prestigious award, the Nobel Prize! The lectures are streamed as live webcasts on and you can even post questions to Nobel Laureates with a simple click! The website also features exclusive content from Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Physics explaining the science and stories behind their Nobel Prizes.

PayPal & MOL’s

Co-Branded Prepaid Card


ayPal and MOL AccessPortal Berhad (MOL), have joined forces to bring you a new prepaid card called MOL PayPal - The Digital Card! Issued by EON Bank Berhad, this new card enables you to fund a PayPal account that can be used to shop on millions of websites worldwide or to easily reload MOLPoints to purchase online games, products and services - all without the need of a credit card. Priced at RM15, The Digital Card is available for purchase at over 1100 7-Eleven outlets nationwide or it can be applied for online at to be picked up and signed for at EON Bank branches once approved. Card top-ups are available through more than 15,000 physical outlets nationwide, including 7-Eleven outlets, Friendster cybercafés, EON Bank branches and ATMs, as well as online banking in Malaysia.


TC Corporation, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design has recently welcomed Josh Lai, multi-talented artiste, as its ambassador for the HTC Wildfire right here on home ground. Together with HTC, Josh hopes that through his effort and dedication, he will be able to help drive a higher Android adoption rate in the local market with the highly affordable HTC Wildfire - the latest Android smartphone from HTC.

Intel & YTL Communications Collaborate

L-R: Werner Sutanto, Managing Director of WiMAX Program Office. Southeast Asia, Intel Corporation; Ryaz Patel, Country Manager, Intel Malaysia; Wing K. Lee, CEO, YTL Communications Sdn Bhd, Jacob Yeoh, Executive Director, YTL Communications Sdn Bhd


TL Communications Sdn. Bhd (YTL Comms) recently signed a collaboration agreement with Intel Malaysia to deliver superior 4G experience on its network to all Malaysians! YTL Comms has an innovative lineup of 4G devices, which will be made available at the commercial launch. With this partnership, the power of YTL Comms 4G network opens up to a whole new range of consumer devices such as Intel’s WiMAX-ready netbooks and laptops too! 20


IdeaPad S10-3 Lenovo


ith a more compact shape and cleaner lines, not only does this thirdgeneration update to the IdeaPad Netbook line look great - it’s got the features to back it up as well! The Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 that operates on Windows 7 Starter has a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive and an Intel GMA 3150 graphics card to boot! Covering all your basic computer needs, this one’s easy to use too! Price: N/A

Have Tunes, Will Travel Logitech®


he Logitech® Rechargeable Speaker S715i, a portable speaker dock for iPod and iPhone that delivers bold sound you can carry around may look like a beauty – but it sure does sound like a beast! Featuring eight customdesigned speaker drivers, an eight-hour rechargeable battery and a wireless remote control (that works from up to 10 meters away), the Logitech S715i speaker’s innovative dock design works with any iPhone or iPod with a Universal Dock Connector! Recommended Retail Price: RM559

Champions Fun Samsung


ffordability without compromise, the new Samsung Champ (GT-C3303K) packs a powerful punch! With a 2.4” full touch display, the Champ’s main screen has an extended 3x3 widget menu format that you can personalize with shortcuts. Besides looking stylish, the Champ boasts a 1.3 megapixel camera, MP3 player, embedded stylus pen, Bluetooth 2.1, up to 8GB of external memory (MicroSD) and downloadable java applications from Samsung Apps! Retail Price: RM399

Movies On The Go Philips

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eet your new travel buddy - The Philips PD 7010 portable DVD player! Whether you’re braving that long journey back to your hometown or to campus this compact and shock proof player is for you! The device’s 7” LCD screen lets you enjoy up to 3 hours of DVD/VCD movies and music on the go. It also comes with a car mount pouch, car charger and a wireless game controller with a CD of games too! With its power resume feature, the player remembers the exact scene where you stopped watching allowing you to resume play even after the battery runs out – wicked! CAMPUSPLUS \\ SEPTEMBER 2010


E-BOX NEWS Spreading Love with Follow Me

The Aftermath: MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2010


s an act of love for the communities around us, Follow Me has decided to embark on a number of corporate social responsibilities projects. To kick-start this corporate social responsibilities project, Follow Me will be working closely with Budimas Charitable Foundation, a reputable charity organization, starting November 2010. In this 6month campaign, Follow Me will be sponsoring and visiting Budimas homes to bring love, joy and care to the underprivileged children!

Slash Rocks KL!


TV World Stage Live in Malaysia 2010 got off to a rainy start, but the downpour did not dampen the enthusiasm of the 15,000 music fans who attended the concert! Bunkface was first to take the stage, followed by Wonder Girls who broke out of cages into a medley of their hits. Tokio Hotel was next and Bill Kaulitz even managed to make three outfit changes! Katy Perry then made her Malaysian debut atop a giant banana split, kicking off her set with her hit, “California Gurls.” It was an amazing night filled with amazing talent for sure! Thanks MTV!

Malaysia’s First Chatime Outlet in Pavillion


he first Chatime outlet is finally opened in Malaysia! Whether you are a tea lover or even a coffee lover, you might not be able to resist a yummy cup of Bubble Tea made from fresh tea leaves and great fruits. Chatime is a well known beverage franchise in Taiwan with more than 300 outlets around the world. Be sure to get your dose of Bubble Tea from Chatime at Pavillion Kuala Lumpur today!




ne of hard rock’s most talented guitarists, Slash certainly had the crowd pumped at his concert that took place at Sunway Lagoon’s Surf Beach last month. The combination of Slash’s mad guitar skills topped off by the strong backing from his touring band which included Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy (vocals), Bobby Schneck (guitar), Todd Kerns (bass) and Brent Fitz (drums) had concert-goers in a frenzy! Fans of Guns ‘n’ Roses weren’t left out as hits like Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City and Night Train we’re also performed!

Event Listings Paul Loosley’s American Playwrights On Film

T4YP Lab: Shake-Your-Own-Speare

Date: 19 September 2010 – 24 October 2010 Time: 3.00pm Venue: indicine, KLPac Website:

Date: 15 – 18 September 2010 Time: 7.30pm & 9.30pm (15 – 18 September 2010), 1.30pm & 4.00pm (18 September 2010) Venue: KLPac Website:

After the great success of ‘Tennessee Williams on Film’ Paul Loosley brings to klpac more of the hardhitting American zeitgeist in a new series ‘American Playwrights on Film’. Without the long tradition of British theatre, the Americans turned to subjects they knew best; angst, stress and the pressure of living in a huge, bubbling melting pot of society. In this series, we will get to see all these things and more; tears, temptations, bitterness and frustration; all larger than life and twice as much fun.

Rewrite Shakespeare’s classic tragedies in your own words. Experience Mukabuku in 3D. Answer that(!) phone call. Do all this and more in a first-of-its-kind-in-Malaysia 30minute interactive theatre event, where two audience members at any one time have one actor all to themselves. Shake-yourown-speare is the second instalment of T4YP Lab which began with Mukabuku last year. The production is directed by T4YP alumni member Tung Jit Yang (2009) and is overseen by director-in-residence, Kelvin Wong.


Premiere: 6 September 2010 on ANIMAX, Astro Channel 715 Airs every Monday to Friday at 8pm Welcome to a life of privilege and murder at Easton Academy, an exclusive boarding school, where the elite and beautiful make all the rules. New student Reed Brennan is the ultimate outsider. Attending Easton on a scholarship, she somehow manages to become part of the most prestigious clique at the school, the highly envied Billings House girls! But is the clique all its cracked up to be? Catch Private and find out!

Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot Date: 1 – 5 September 2010 Time: 8.30pm (preview, 1 September 2010), 8.30pm (2-4 September 2010), 3.00pm (5 September 2010) Venue: Pentas 2, KLPac Website:

Two men wait expectantly for a mysterious man by the name of Godot to arrive. They occupy themselves with silly conversation; they argue, joke, sing and dance. Who is this Godot they are waiting for? Does he arrive? Hailed as the most significant English language play of the 20th Century, Waiting for Godot is a masterpiece by the Nobel Prize winning Irish avant-garde writer, dramatist and poet Samuel Beckett.

Short + Sweet Malaysia 2010 (Short + Sweet Musical)

Fairy Tail

SHORT+SWEET Malaysia began with a 10-minute theatre festival in 2008 and a dance segment was added in 2009 much to the delight of the local dance community. This year, musical theatre will be welcomed to the SHORT+SWEET Malaysia family! SHORT+SWEET is a fantastic platform to showcase both veteran and emerging talents. The networking opportunity it creates is invaluable for all the festival participants. Audience will get to see bite-sized samplings of what the local scene can offer in dance, theatre and musical theatre.

Set in a fantasy world where magic is the way of life, Fairy Tail chronicles the adventures of 17 year-old aspiring sorceress Lucy Heartfilia and her talented team of wizard friends including dragonslaying Natsu, talking-and-flying-cat Happy, ice mage Gray, and female warrior Erza, on perilous missions for the Fairy Tail mage guild.

Date: 29 September 2010 – 2 October 2010 Time: 8.30pm – 10.30pm Venue: Pentas 2, KLPac Website:

The Gathering Of Great Minds (Series 2) Date: 24 September 2010 Time: 8.00am – 6.00pm Venue: Securities Commission Malaysia Website: www.

In the second series of this conference party dubbed ‘The Sustainability Factor’ we see more great minds taking the stage! This three part series will highlight topics on personal growth (mind & body), organizational growth (leadership, team & results) and community consciousness (living successfully in consideration of others).

Premiere: 30 September 2010 on ANIMAX, Astro Channel 715, Airs every Mondays to Fridays @ 10.00pm

International Jazz Series Natalie Williams

Date: 24 – 25 September 2010, 1 – 2 October 2010 Time: 10.00pm Venue: Alexis Bistro Ampang, Lot 10 & 11, Ground Floor, Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Ampang, KL Website: Born and raised in Berlin to a Hungarian mother and a British father, Natalie Williams realised her love for music, in particular jazz, at the age of 15, discovering her dad’s, the poet John Hartley Williams, immense record collection. An accomplished songwriter, Natalie signed her first publishing deal with Peer Music in 2007 and as a top-line writer she has collaborated with Shy FX and Hospital Records’ Nu:tone, gaining fans from enthusiastic D&B lovers worldwide. CAMPUSPLUS \\ SEPTEMBER 2010



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Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole

We all know most cats and dogs don’t get along, but one crazed feline has taken things a paw too far. Kitty Galore, formerly an agent for cat spy organization MEOWS, has gone rogue and hatched a diabolical plan to not only bring her canine enemies to heel, but take down her former kitty comrades and make the world her scratching post. Faced with this threat, cats and dogs must join forces for the first time in history to save themselves - and their humans!

Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with the fantasy family adventure “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” based on the beloved books by Kathryn Lasky. The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owl kind from the evil Pure Ones

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Alpha and Omega

Starring Milla Jovovich, Wentworth Miller, Ali Larter and Spencer Locke, the fourth installment of the popular Resident Evil franchise is finally here and in 3D! This time around we see Alice get some help from an old friend as her battle against the Umbrella Corporation reaches new, jaw-dropping heights. There’s also talk about a new lead to the safe haven that takes Alice and the rest to Los Angeles.

Alpha and Omega follows the lives of two wolves – Kate (a dominant female wolf voiced by Hayden Panettiere) and Humphrey (a live in the moment type male wolf voiced by Justin Long). Both of them have strong and totally different personalities (that are bound to clash) but all that has to change when the two young wolves are captured! Can they put aside their differences to get home? Watch to find out!

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E-BOX MOVIE Piranha In cinemas 2 September 2010 Every year the population of sleepy Lake Victoria explodes from 5,000 to 50,000 for the 4th of July weekend but this year, there’s more to worry about than complaints from local old timers. Lake Victoria sits in the crater formed by a prehistoric volcanic eruption and when earth tremors opens the lake floor, all hell breaks through. Piranhas - a million ravenous, razor-toothed monsters, unchanged since the dawn of time are loose!

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps In cinemas 23 September 2010

Michael Douglas is back in his Oscar®-winning role as one of the screen’s most notorious villains, Gordon Gekko. Emerging from a lengthy prison stint, Gekko finds himself on the outside of a world he once dominated. Looking to repair his damaged relationship with his daughter Winnie, Gekko forms an alliance with her fiancé Jacob (Shia LaBeouf). But can Jacob and Winnie really trust the ex-financial titan, whose relentless efforts to redefine himself in a different era have unexpected consequences.





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E-BOX MOVIE Eat Pray Love In cinemas 30 September 2010 Liz Gilbert (Julia Roberts) had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house, a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced and at a crossroads, Gilbert steps out of her comfort zone, risking everything to change her life, embarking on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for selfdiscovery. Based upon the bestselling memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love also stars James Franco, Richard Jenkins and Javier Bardem!

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Album Reviews

A Thousand Suns Linkin Park

On this month’s much anticipated releases, A Thousand Suns is rock band Linkin Park’s fourth studio album! Producer Rick Rubin and front man Mike Shinoda teamed up again to co-produce the band’s latest effort after working together on Linkin Park’s last album, 2007’s ‘Minutes to Midnight’. We’ve already heard the lead single The Catalyst and one thing is for sure, these guys know their stuff.

31 Minutes To Takeoff Mike Posner

Wake Up!

John Legend & The Roots Here’s to an amazing collaboration by two musical powerhouses as John Legend & The Roots team up to bring you an album unlike any other. Titled Wake Up!, the album features the soulful music of the 60’s and 70’s including familiar tracks like the one by Donny Hathaway, ‘Little Ghetto Boy’ and even an original composition by John Legend called Shine. Listeners are in for a treat with this CD, nothing beats good music!

An Airplane Carried Me To Bed Sky Sailing

If you’re a fan of Owl City then you’ll love this side project by Adam Young titled An Airplane Carried Me To Bed! This follow-up to his major label debut has all the makings for another great album but this time, it’s done under the name Sky Sailing. Featuring 11 songs in total, fans can expect more of the iconic digitalpop sound that Adam is famous for, plus look out for the track Brielle – we love how pretty it sounds!

His first single ‘Cooler Than Me’ has been burning up the charts already and this 22 year old certainly does not disappoint in his album 31 Minutes To Takeoff either! An incredible talent, not only does Mike have amazing vocals – he proves to be a gifted producer and songwriter as well. His album features the work of producer Benny Blanco and we can totally see music lovers all over taking to his fresh pop sound.

Is This The Day? Hoobastank

Hoobastank is back and this time it’s with an acoustic album! Titled ‘Is This The Day?’, the album features 13 tracks all written by the group. Fans can expect some familiar songs on the album including Hoobastank’s previous hits like Running Away, If I Were You, The Reason and Crawling in the Dark amongst new ones. What’s great here is how the melody, music and lyrics really get the spotlight – terrific!

Believe Orianthi

This Australian guitar genius is back on our radar with a new edition of her debut album! The new and improved release even sports four newly recorded songs namely ‘Shut Up & Kiss Me’, ‘Courage’, ‘Missing You’ (produced by Howard Benson) and ‘Addicted To Love’ (produced by RedOne). It’s seems like just yesterday that she burst out into the scene, but from the looks of it – Orianthi is here to stay! CAMPUSPLUS \\ SEPTEMBER 2010




Masterskill Sports Carnival 2010 O

rganized by Masterskill’s Student’s Representative Council and Sports and Recreation Unit of Masterskill University College of Health Sciences, this year’s Masterskill Sports Carnival 2010 was conducted at IKBN Dusun Tua recently! With the purpose of fostering a close-knit relationship among students and to promote an active lifestyle, this year’s carnival involved a whopping total of 950 students!


Slam-dunked at KDU College!

t was an intense day for 16 teams from across ten Klang Valley schools as they battled it out for the title of being the inaugural KDU Basketball Invitation Cup champion. The event, held at KDU’s Damansara Jaya campus auditorium was in conjunction with their Open Day weekend. After much sweat and intensity, both the SMK BU3 boys’ and girls’ teams won the championship title! Both champion teams were awarded individual medals, full scholarships from the college for any pre-university or diploma programs and championship trophies. Congratulations!



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aylor’s University College successfully organized the 5th MAPCU Sports Carnival which was also jointly hosted by University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), The Otomotif College (TOC), University College of Technology and Innovation (UCTI) and International Medical University (IMU) this year. Want to find out who reigns supreme? Check out the table below for the results!

EVENT Badminton Basketball 3 on 3 - Male Basketball 3 on 3 - Female Bowling Cricket 6’s Dodgeball Female Futsal Futsal 8 Ball Pool Netball Road Relay Squash Volleyball - Male Volleyball - Female




















Fighting Daytime Sleepiness


f you’ve ever had a day where you’re just fighting to keep your eyelids open and stay awake - raise your hand! Okay, put it down, we don’t want people to think you’ve lost it *grin* We’ll we’ve been through our fair share of those extra sleepy days as and its about time we found a more permanent solution. So before you go through any more groggy days, give these tips a Nap No More shot! Naps are a secret indulgent for most of us with busy schedules, especially when you

Sleep Tight At Night

Many of us give in to shaving off an hour or two from our sleep time in the morning or at night to do other things – this is a no-no. Teenagers need a full nine hours of sleep every night, so make sure you block out enough time to get your rest!

Shoo Away Distractions

If you’re the type who reads, watches TV, plays video games or is constantly on your laptop in bed - there’s no time like the present to pick up some new ‘sleep-friendly’ habits; naturally this does not include any of the above. So the next time you’re getting ready for bed, remember to shoo away the distractions!

Set That Alarm

Setting a consistent time to wake up and go to bed every day is one of the most basic steps to combating daytime sleepiness. What’s important to note is that the process of waking up at the same time helps to anchor your circadian rhythm.

Time For A Meal

Eating regularly and on time can also help get your circadian rhythm back on track. Try and refrain from grabbing a sandwich on the run because this actually aggravates your sleepiness as apposed to giving you that burst of energy. Also, plan to finish eating your meal two to three hours before your bedtime.

De-clutter Your Day

If you simply can’t put aside eight to nine hours to sleep every night - then it is time you took a second look at your schedule (and be ready to make some adjustments). Try to eliminate tasks that aren’t really important and move all the major stuff from nighttime to early evening.

Feeling Tired vs Feeling Sleepy

As soon as the tiredness creeps in - most of us get to bed in a flash! In reality, there’s a difference between feeling tired and feeling sleepy, plus if you go to bed when you’re tired - you probably won’t be able to sleep straight away anyway. Look out for these signs: your eyelids get heavy and you feel like you’re nodding off, then you will know that it’s the right time to get into bed. 34


need to escape the hustle and bustle of campus life. If you find yourself reasoning that napping helps you wake up refreshed – sorry to burst your bubble! Late afternoon napping actually makes you sleepier during the day and it interferes with your nighttime sleep as well.

Relaxing Rituals

Creating a relaxing ritual before you get some shut eye can help your body separate night from day – especially from over-stimulating or stressful activities that make it difficult to sleep. Try taking a hot shower, soaking in a hot bath, meditation or even listening to soothing music. If all else fails, you can always make a cup of warm milk (try it with a touch of cinnamon) or herbal tea!

HAVE A BREAK The teacher of the earth science class was lecturing on map reading. After explaining about latitude, longitude, degrees and minutes the teacher asked, “Suppose I asked you to meet me for lunch at 23 degrees, 4 minutes north latitude and 45 degrees, 15 minutes east longitude...?” After a confused silence, a voice volunteered, “I guess you’d be eating alone.”

What’s the usual tip?” a man growled when a college boy delivered his pizza. “Well,” the student replied, “This is my first delivery, but the other guys said that if I got a quarter out of you, I’d be doing great.” “Is that so?” grunted the man. “In that case, here’s five dollars.” “Thanks,” the student said, “I’ll put it in my college fund.” “By the way, what are you studying?” “Applied psychology.” It was the final examination for an introductory English course at the UW. Like many such freshman courses, it was designed to weed out new students, having over 800 students in the class! The examination was two-hours long, and exam booklets were provided. The professor was very strict and told the class that any exam booklet that was not on his desk in exactly two hours would not be accepted and the student would fail. 1/2 hour into the exam, a student came rushing in and asked the professor for an exam booklet.

Lighter Side of Life One sunny day a rabbit came out of her hole in the ground to enjoy the fine weather. The day was so nice that she became careless and a fox snuck up behind her and caught her. “I am going to eat you for lunch!” said the fox. “Wait!” replied the rabbit, “You should at least wait a few days.” “Oh yeah? Why should I wait?” “Well, I am just finishing my thesis on ‘The Superiority of Rabbits over Foxes and Wolves.’” “Are you crazy? I should eat you right now! Everybody knows that a fox will always win over a rabbit.” “Not really, not according to my research. If you like, you can come into my hole and read it for yourself. If you are not convinced, you can go ahead and have me for lunch.” “You really are crazy!” But since the fox was curious and had nothing to lose, it went with the rabbit. The fox never came out. A few days later the rabbit was again taking a break from writing and sure enough, a wolf came out of the bushes and was ready to set upon her. “Wait!” yelled the rabbit, “You can’t eat me right now.” “And why might that be, my furry appetizer?” “I am almost finished writing my thesis on ‘The Superiority of Rabbits over Foxes and Wolves.’” The wolf laughed so hard that it almost lost its grip on the rabbit. “Maybe I shouldn’t eat you; you really are sick ... in the head. You might have something contagious.” “Come and read it for yourself; you can eat me afterward if you disagree with my conclusions.” So the wolf went down into the rabbit’s hole and never came out. The rabbit finished her thesis and was out celebrating in the local lettuce patch. Another rabbit came along and asked, “What’s up? You seem very happy.”

“You’re not going to have time to finish this,” the professor said, as he handed the student a booklet. “Yes I will,” replied the student. He then took a seat and began writing.

“Yup, I just finished my thesis.” “Congratulations. What’s it about?” “’The Superiority of Rabbits over Foxes and Wolves.’” “Are you sure? That doesn’t sound right.” “Oh yes. Come and read it for yourself.”

After two hours, the professor called for the exams, and the students filed up and handed them in. All except for the late student, who continued writing. 1/2 an hour later, the last student came up to the professor who was sitting at his desk preparing for his next class. He attempted to put his exam on the stack of exam booklets already there.

So together they went down into the rabbit’s hole. As they entered, the friend saw the typical graduate abode, albeit a rather messy one after writing a thesis. The computer with the controversial work was in one corner. And to the right there was a pile of fox bones, on the left a pile of wolf bones. And in the middle was a large, well-fed lion.

“No you don’t, I’m not going to accept that. It’s late.” The student looked incredulous and angry. “Do you know who I am?” “No, as a matter of fact I don’t,” replied the professor with an air of sarcasm in his voice. “DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?” the student asked again. “No, and I don’t care.” replied the professor with an air of superiority. “GOOD!” replied the student, who quickly lifted the stack of completed exams, stuffed his in the middle, and walked out of the room. It worked. The professor really didn’t know who he was! Here is an explanation of the school homework policy for the average student. Students should not spend more than ninety minutes per night. This time should be budgeted in the following manner if the student desires to achieve moderate to good grades in his/her classes. 15 minutes looking for assignment. 11 minutes calling a friend for the assignment. 23 minutes explaining why the teacher is mean and just does not like children. 08 minutes in the bathroom. 10 minutes getting a snack. 07 minutes checking the TV Guide. 06 minutes telling parents that the teacher never explained the assignment. 10 minutes sitting at the kitchen table waiting for Mom or Dad to do the assignment.

A college business professor could not help but notice that one of his students was late to class for the third time that week. Before class ended he went around the room asking students some questions about the day’s lecture. Of course, he made sure to pick on his tardy pupil. “And who was it that developed the theories behind communism?” the professor asked. “I don’t know,” the student said. “Perhaps if you came to class on time, Mr. Reebs, you would know,” said the professor. “That’s not true,” the student replied. “I never pay attention anyway!”

The Moral of the Story: The title of your thesis doesn’t matter. The subject doesn’t matter. The research doesn’t matter. All that matters is who your advisor is.

While proudly showing off his new apartment to friends, a college student led the way into the den. “What is the big brass gong and hammer for?” one of his friends asked. “That is the talking clock,” the man replied. “How’s it work?” the friend asked. “Watch,” the student said then proceeded to give the gong an ear shattering pound with the hammer. Suddenly someone screamed from the other side of the wall, “KNOCK IT OFF, YOU JERK! It’s two AM!”

A teacher asked one of the boys in her class, “Can people predict the future with cards?” His response was, “My mother can.” The teacher replied, “Really?” The young boy was quick to explain, “Yes, she takes one look at my report card and tells me what will happen when my father gets home.”

The shopkeeper was dismayed when a brand new business much like his own opened up next door and erected a huge sign which read BEST DEALS. He was horrified when another competitor opened up on his right, and announced its arrival with an even larger sign, reading LOWEST PRICES. The shopkeeper panicked, until he got an idea. He put the biggest sign of all over his own shop - it read: MAIN ENTRANCE




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