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President - Jesse Argent Hey Hey All, wow what a semester! The 2017 year went off with a bang! There have been so many exciting and new things happen in 2017 Semester 1 with a heap more to come this semester. We are fortunate enough to have an amazing team including both Council and Staff to be able to create a fun, exciting and memorable Uni Experience. Everything from trips away to places like Airlie Beach, Whitsundays, Mission Beach, Tully, to The JCU Beer Mile, International Party Nights and much more! Semester 2 brings a jam packed few weeks of fun, games, excitement and opportunity. The team have so many exciting new plans like Inter-Campus Fifa Competitions, Daintree Trips, Farm Trips, Competitions and more. We would also like to welcome the newest editions to the JCUSA team that will be working together to build this. These new people include:

1. Jason Conn – Sport & Recreation Officer (TVL) who will be working closely with the Sport Department to bring exciting new programs, work on the current ones and help improve sport for all students. 2. Valarie Derwent – Advocacy & Welfare Officer (TVL) who will be working closely the advocacy team to support students and help create a better, safe and supportive environment for all students 3. Gian Corpuz – Advocacy & Welfare Officer (BNS) who will also be working closely with the advocacy team to support students and help create a better, safe and supportive environment for all students

These staff members will be massive assets to the Student Association and will enable all of us to build upon our already fantastic services to better cater to all students. I also would personally like to welcome our new Council Members Adam Tilbrooke (Post Graduate Officer) & Tara Gopal (Equity & Diversity Officer). I believe that together we can continue to build a better support system and experience for the JCU Student body and create a leading Student Association. I look forward to semester 2 and the exciting times to come. See you at all our events this week and throughout the semester!

4. Theresa Priddle – Administration / Student Support Assistant (CNS) who will be working closely with the Cairns, Townsville and Brisbane teams to help support and improve on the systems already in place. Kind Regards, Jesse Argent JCUSA President

Meet the JCU Student Council Sydney Jones - Vice President & Acting International Officer I’m studying my bachelors of marine science and originally from Austin, Texas! I’m very passionate about the quality of the student experience at JCU and value my role(s) on council to make it the best it can be! Interesting facts: • I bleed maroon when it comes to State of Origin, QUEENSLANDER • Justin Bieber follows me on twitter • I’m low key obsessed with International students <3

Adam Tilbrooke - Post Graduate Officer I’m studying my Masters in Conflict Management & Resolution and am originally from the Central Coast N.S.W. I am enjoying my new life at JCU meeting students and lecturers from all walks of life especially the postgraduate students. I also coordinate the Interfaith Dialogue “Lets Talk Lunch” for the JCU Multi faith Chaplaincy. I’m looking forward to be working with all students and council members to add value to our life at JCU! Interesting facts: • My first career was as a chef • I’ve worked and partied in seven countries • I’m obsessed with Manta Rays and could swim with them all day

Tara Vaishakhi Gopal - Equity and Diversity Officer I am a third year Canadian Dentistry student studying at the Cairns Campus. I love Australia that has now become my home and I am so grateful for all the new exciting experiences I am blessed to have. Interesting facts: • I love running to the core, I’d pick a run on the beach to a night out any day • Mangos and apples are my weakness, if I’m ever sad just throw some at me • Birds scare me. So do bats. So do spiders. Annnnnnddddddd cockroaches

Michael Kane - Townsville Campus Officer My name is Michael Kane and I am your Townsville Campus Officer for 2017. I’m a 4th year Law and Business Student majoring in Economics from Ayr. Interesting facts: • I originally wanted to study Psychology before changing during my gap year • Holding the world record for most bread rolls eaten in a lifetime at the age of 22 • I still have yet to travel overseas

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TOWNSVILLE SOCIAL EVENT DETAILS G’DAY JCUSA

Nibbles (light food and soft drink) // Make friends // Games // Music

TOURING TOWNSVILLE

STUDENT LIFE BREAKFAST

Visit a range of Townsville pubs and clubs for a taste of North Queensland’s nightlife. Pick up from JCU and finish in town. Purchase your tickets from the JCUSA office (18+ event).

MEET OUTSIDE THE JCUSA OFFICE | 6.30PM ONWARDS

PUB CRAWL

Join us at the Chill-out Zone Sausage Sizzle // Join a club and make new friends // Mini games // Music

ED CENTRAL AMPHITHEATRE | 11.30AM – 1.30PM

CLUBLAND & SPORT CHILL-OUT ZONE

Start the day in style with delicious free pancakes.

ED CENTRAL AMPHITHEATRE | 8AM – 9AM

Discover the sights and experiences Townsville has to offer. Book your free spot at the JCUSA office.

MEET OUTSIDE THE JCUSA OFFICE | 3.30PM – 6.00PM

SIR GEORGE KNEIPP AUDITORIUM, BUILDING 26 | 2PM – 5PM

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Wednesday 19 July

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Friday 21 July Saturday 22 July Monday 24 July

Tuesday 25 July

Wednesday 26 JULY Thursday 27 July

Friday 28 July

TOWNSVILLE SOCIAL EVENT DETAILS

BILLABONG SANCTUARY

MEET OUTSIDE THE JCUSA OFFICE | 10AM – 2PM

Cuddle a koala and pat a kangaroo at North Queensland’s premier native wildlife park. Purchase your tickets from the JCUSA office.

MAGICAL MAGGIE ISLAND

MEET OUTSIDE THE JCUSA OFFICE | 9.30AM - LATE Join us for a day trip to Magnetic Island, 35 minutes on a ferry from Townsville. Play beach games at Horseshoe Bay, go for a hike to one of the secluded beaches or just hang out and relax on the sand. Purchase your tickets from the JCUSA office (food and drinks not included).

BOUNCE BACK BRUNCH

NEXT TO JCUSA OFFICE - OUTSIDE AREA BETWEEN BLD. 15 & BLD. 133 11AM – 1PM

Come and meet your JCUSA Student Representatives and Advocates at the first free BBQ of SP2 2017.

JCUSA TOGA PARTY

MAD COW TAVERN | 8 PM – ONWARDS

JCUSA’s biggest night of the year at Mad Cow Tavern, Flinders Street East. Bring your Student ID for entry. $5 return bus trips running from JCU - see JCUSA for more details (18+ Event).

MUSIC BINGO

ED CENTRAL AMPHITHEATRE | 7 PM – ONWARDS

Music Bingo combines a love of music with the traditional bingo format. If you love music, trivia, prizes and hanging with your friends or making new ones – make sure you come along! FREE food and soft drinks with tons of great prizes up for grabs! This is an open age and alcohol free event. Register yourself or your team at the JCUSA office.

MARKET DAY

OUTSIDE ED CENTRAL ON THE LAWN | 10AM – 1 PM

Come and check out the huge range of stalls, and clubs and societies, as well as all the freebies on offer. A must do for all students.

GYM OPEN DAY

BUILDING 99 – JCUSA FITNESS CENTRE | 6 AM ONWARDS

Check out the range of equipment and services at the JCUSA gym with unbeatable deals. Try out the gym, squash, tennis and beach volleyball courts, and pool for free! Free breakfast at the fitness centre from 8.30am.

UNI BAR PARTY

UNI BAR | 8 PM – ONWARDS

JCUSA presents the first of many famous parties at the Uni Bar. Purchase your early bird tickets at the JCUSA office (18+ Event).

MOVIE & POPCORN NIGHT

ED CENTRAL AMPHITHEATRE | 7 PM – ONWARDS

Chill out with new friends at our popular movie night. Alcohol-free, open age event. Free soft drinks and popcorn.

PLEASE NOTE: ACTIVITIES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE


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Wednesday 19 July

Tuesday 18 July

G’DAY JCUSA

Monday 17 July

Visit a range of Cairns pubs and clubs for a taste of North Queensland’s nightlife. Pick up from JCU and finish in town. Purchase your tickets from the JCUSA office (18+ event).

MEET OUTSIDE THE JCUSA OFFICE | 6.30PM ONWARDS

PUB CRAWL

Start the day in style with delicious free pancakes.

FOUNDERS GREEN | 8AM – 9AM

STUDENT LIFE BREAKFAST

Discover the sights and experiences Cairns has to offer. Book your free spot at the JCUSA office.

MEET OUTSIDE THE JCUSA OFFICE | 3.30PM – 7PM

TOURING CAIRNS

Nibbles (light food and soft drink) // Make friends // Games // Music

LIBRARY LAWNS | 12PM – 3PM

CAIRNS SOCIAL EVENT DETAILS

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Cairns Jam-Packed Sporting Semester By Brenton Ricci This semester JCUSA is offering a variety of social and competitive sporting opportunities to JCU students both on and off campus in Cairns. Keep an eye out around campus during O-week and social week for events such as the Scavenger Hunt or the Cairns Fitness Centre 1km Rowing Comp. Entering such activities could win you some nifty valuable PRIZES. Following the initial opening weeks for the semester, we have planned plenty of sport and recreational activities. If you consider yourself ‘King of the table’ then week-1’s King Pong table tennis competition (with a twist) might be just what you are looking for. With PRIZES on the line, and an after-competition boss to defeat, be sure to sign-up and compete in this event. The event is a round of 16 double elimination styled tournament that is open to EVERYONE. May the best player win. Next up, following week-2’s Club Land is week 3’s official Cairns Fitness Centre Campus Powerlift Comp. One male and one female will be walking away with a FREE gym membership if they prove themselves to be the strongest weight relative powerlifter on the day. The competition is open to EVERYONE so get down to the fitness center next to the basketball court on the oval if you are interested.

Townsville’s Jam-Packed Sporting Semester

Week-5 is Volleyball on the Esplanade. If you love volleyball then during week-5 you should be on the Cairns Esplanade Volleyball Courts. Music, BBQ, Drinks, PRIZES, and Volleyball… we are going big leading into Lecture recess. Sign -up as for the event as a team or as an individual if you are interested and smash the competition on the day to celebrate the end of the first half of semester two. ALL JCU students are welcomed and bus trips from campus are available. Social Sport on Cairns campus kicks off week-7 of semester two. The sports offered this semester are Dodgeball and 6-a-side Soccer. The comp. is 5-weeks long followed by semi-finals in week-12 and finals in week-13. This is the only organized FREE seasonal style competition offered in all of Cairns, and even better, there is PRIZES!! Be sure to get involved and sign-up as part of a team or as an individual if you are interested. ANY JCU student may sign-up and play!

By Jason Conn

Next up in week-8 is the first ever on-campus Interfaculty Trivia event. This is the time for you to show off your intellect as you prove yourself to be in the smartest faculty on campus. Gather your teammates and sign-up to week-8’s trivia comp. Food, drinks, music, fun, prizes and trivia!! ALL students and staff can come along and play. Finally, week-10 we have FIFA 18 on PS4. This semester we look forward to the first ever online intercampus FIFA comp. The top 4 placings of the morning Cairns event will take on the top 4 placings from Townsville online in the afternoon following a FREE pizza lunch. There are PRIZES and once again no fees, so be sure to join in on the day and sign-up if you wish to compete. Any JCU student is welcome to compete. As you can see JCUSA has lots planned for Cairns sports and recreation this semester. For any information regarding sport and recreation on Cairns campus email Brenton Ricci brenton.ricci@jcu.edu.au.

With Semester two commencing, we have so many exciting sporting events coming up that just reading through this article will have you building up a sweat!

The 2017 Fisher Shield will pick up where it left off at the end of last semester with our next event being the Cross Country competition in week 2, where over 500 runners will take part. In the same event last year, UNI Hall finished first overall in the Men’s while Saints took out first place in the women’s. Will history repeat itself? We will just have to wait and see. The President’s Cup will return in a new revamped format. This new format has invited non-college residents to take part and play against College’s and Hall’s teams in both women’s 7’s and men’s 10’s competitions. College’s will go into the competition this year as reigning champions as they defeated Halls in both competitions. Under the new format, can College’s go back to back to win the President’s Cup? The President’s Cup will take place on Saturday the 19th of August. The day will kick off from 3pm with the Final at 7:30pm. A fast-paced and exciting day not to be missed! The Uni V Army competition is also coming up from the 15th – 17th of September, with both sides take on each other in a variety of sports including Basketball, Netball, AFL and Football (Soccer) with the final day concluding with the prestigious Chancellor’s and Commander’s Cup Rugby matches. Last year, JCU defeated Army in women’s Netball and the Commander’s Cup. Can the Women’s Rugby team win the Commander’s Cup for a fourth straight year? Can the Uni win the Chancellor’s Cup for the first time since 2014? It’s sure to be fierce competition, with honour and bragging rights at stake. Lastly, this year’s Uni Games will take place on the Gold Coast from the 24th to the 30th of September. Last year, we had representations in Athletics, Rugby 7s, T20 Cricket, Beach Volleyball and Tenpin Bowling. This year, we want an even bigger representation of JCU athletes at the Uni Games. We are currently now taking nominations in a variety of sports to be part of the 2017 JCU Uni Games team. For more information and available sports, head over to the ‘JCU Sport’ group Facebook page today. Get involved and be part of a week of fun and sport. DO NOT MISS OUT!


Cairns Vs Townsville Which campus is the best place to study? Its been an on going debate for years about which of JCU’s main two campuses is the best place to study at. We asked students across both campuses just what they thought.

Why Cairns is better than Townsville:

Tayla Argent – “I like Cairns better than Townsville because there’s so much to do and lots of nice places to go adventuring such a swimming holes and nice places to go hiking.”

Why Townsville is better than Cairns: Keely Anderson – “I prefer the Townsville campus because it’s larger, provides more opportunities and I personally think the city is friendlier!”

Loretta Lain – “Cairns is better than Townsville because It has all the experiences of a city whilst still feeling like a community. With the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef on our doorsteps and a laid back lifestyle, Cairns gives us the opportunity to study, work and play in paradise.”

Greg Hamblin – “As a creative media student majoring in Photomedia, Townsville rates highly over Cairns. Let’s face it Townsville has far more dry days (less rain), the variety of landscapes, rainforest to dry tropics, and you can rely on the weather to star every day, also keeping your equipment in top condition.”

Emily Hite – “Cairns is better than Townsville because of all the waterholes and beaches that you can visit in the area.”

Caitie Dobson – “Townsville is a small town with lots of character and charm and people from all walks of life. One of the things I like about Townsville is that it has this quintessential calmness about it that the Cairns lacks.”

Get Involved with the JCUSA By: Karlie Brady

Want to be more involved with your student association? Semester 2 is the perfect time to start with heaps of volunteering opportunities available at the JCUSA. Volunteering is the perfect way to build your resume with the extra things like teamwork, volunteering and community initiative, that employers may be looking for. Its also a great way to learn new skills and meet new uni mates along the way. There are loads of different ways to get involved in the JCUSA, even if you only have a little time to give, so get involved now! Here are just a few opportunities available this semester… Market Day: Market day is held at the beginning of each semester and showcases JCU’s clubs and societies and all things uni. The JCUSA has a stall and needs volunteers to staff it and promote all that the student association has to offer. The JCUSA Bullsheet: The JCUSA student newspaper is looking for more writers, so if you’re an avid writer or a Journalism major looking for more experience then this is the perfect opportunity for you. Social Sport: The JCUSA runs a variety of social sport programs throughout the semester for all students to enjoy. But for sports to run we need officials, umpires and just people to help out, set up and pack away equipment.

Free Food Stalls: The JCUSA is always giving away free food around campus, from pizza to donuts and more, come down and help out behind the stalls. Social Events: The JCUSA holds many social events throughout the semester and are always looking for more hands to help out. Fundraisers: Get involved by helping out the JCUSA during their fundraisers throughout the semester. Admin: The student association have administration offices on both Cairns and Townsville campuses. A great way to get involved is to volunteer in reception.

To get involved contact: Townsville Ph: (07) 4781 4400 Email: studentassociation@jcu.edu.au Or visit the JCUSA office on campus located behind education central.

Cairns Ph: (07) 4232 1160 Email: admin.ccsa@jcu.edu.au Or visit the JCUSA office on campus located next to the bookshop.


Dragons, Ice People and a Platinum Blonde By: Erick Galgal

Winter is here, break out the Doonas, get yourself one of those neat JCU hoodies and pray your favourite Game of Thrones character doesn’t get eaten by a pack of hounds, eyes pushed in, stabbed Julius Caesar style in the snow, stabbed at a wedding, poisoned at a wedding (let’s just hope there aren’t any more weddings), etcetera, etcetera. By the time you are reading this, season 7 episode 1 has already aired, that leaves you with less than a week to catch up on the past six seasons, if you haven’t already re-watched the past six seasons, twice. Because to be honest, who watched the first four seasons for the story? (See Also: SBS on a late Friday night). And, rule of thumb, you only need to come in for the first two days of orientation week, because that’s when they serve free pizza and make uni look fun. If you’re already up to date, then great! More time to speculate if Gendry is still in that rowboat, if Jon Snow will ever know how important he is, who will sit on the Iron Throne, or if there will be an Iron Throne after the war with the White Walkers, and what on earth did Podrick do to those girls. So many questions, so little footage in the trailers. The show is way off the material that’s in the books now, Jon Snow is still dead in the books, Mance Rayder is still alive, no romance between Missandei and Grey Worm, because she is like ten in the books. Let’s be honest, how does the mechanics of their amorous entanglement play out? There must be a hundred and one other sub plots they could’ve delved into if they needed extra screen time to fill. What they do need to have more screen time of, are those glorious battle scenes. The choreography in the Battle of the Bastards was insane, the cinematography was insane, just everything from that episode had viewers on the edge of their seats. David Benioff and D.B Weiss really out did their selves with that episode, that magnificent shot of Jon Snow ready to be consumed by a wave of horses wasn’t CGI, but actual horses charging towards Kit Harrington at high speed. Though the last episode of season 6, Winds of Winter doesn’t contain any celebrated fight scenes, the cinematography does rival that of the Battle of the Bastards. The montage of shots from The Red Keep, to Margery and the High Sparrow inside the Sept, to Lancel Lannister chasing the child through the tunnels beneath the Sept, all accompanied by the haunting cello in the background score, implies that something sinister is about to go down but doesn’t disclose the technicalities of Cersei’s plan. However, the most captivating scene from that episode has to be the objective focus shot on the window overlooking the burning Sept, as Tommen moves out of frame where the viewer can hear him lay down his crown before moving back into the visible frame and plummeting out the window. For season 7, I am keen to see how they will pull off the battle scenes with the Dragons but as far as how the story progresses, I doubt neither the show nor books will get a happy ending, because George R.R Martin is a pessimist. My theory is that everyone dies, Valar Morghulis.

Townsville Cultural Festival

Aug 9-13

Townsville

Cultural Festival

@ James Cook University #TCFest 2017

www.culturalfest.org

Presented by Townsville Intercultural Centre, with the help of the following sponsors:

“For 20% off, use discount code: JCUSTUDENT” The Townsville Cultural Festival is on again this year at the JCU campus, showcasing the diversity of Australian music, food, arts and culture, bringing thousands of people together each year in a celebration of life. From Wednesday 9th to Sunday 13th August, over 100 performing groups will offer everything from folk, jazz, blues, hip-hop and rock, to Indigenous Australian music and dance, drum circles, fire shows, cabaret, poetry, theatre, and traditional dance groups from around the world as well as dozens of market stalls to see. Tickets are on sale at www.culturalfest.org and JCU students receive 20% off tickets if they use the discount code.

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Healthy Eating on an Unhealthy Budget By Néa O’Connor

I get it, being a student is tough work. Whether you’re starting new or returning for the second semester, this isn’t a walk in the park. You’ve got to manage your studying, family life, social life, and your work life. That’s not to say it’s all bad, there is a lot to do and experience as a student… But to do your best, you’ve got to be at your best, and be your best on a budget. Unless you’re a millionaire, you’ve most likely got a tight grip on money, and eating healthy is probably the last thing on your mind. But, it’s still incredibly important to look after yourself during the coming 14 weeks. Here, I have compiled some general money saving tips for shopping, and a couple of meat-based, vegetarian, and vegan meals, all for you. Okay, first tip: Buy things in bulk. If a 450 gram can of beetroot is $2, and an 825 gram can is $2.55, go with the larger option. This applies to almost anything that you can eat and use, although you’re paying a little extra, you end up saving money because you aren’t heading out to replace it when you use it up. Your second tip is this: Look for weekly specials. Major supermarket chains have weekly or fortnightly specials. You can look at these in their catalogues, and note when it is best to shop. Some specials might end on a Wednesday, so plan your pay around these rotations. Also, try and shop early in the morning or in the evening, this usually is when the freshest, and sometimes cheapest produce is put out for sale. (Plus you can avoid the midday and afternoon worker/family rush). The third tip is: Cook large meals and portion them out. While eating the same meal every day can be drab, it can save you from buying frozen meals or expensive takeout. Because you’re buying in bulk, you can cook meals and portion them into containers to freeze and eat when you’re ready. Using mince, pasta, sauce, and cheese will make you a great bolognese that can be divided into either leftovers or extras when you don’t feel like cooking. Trust me, you definitely will not feel like cooking after a 3 hour 8 am lecture. Fourth tip: Write a shopping list, and do NOT shop while you are hungry. Trust me, it is ridiculously tempting to shop when you’re starving, but it’s not a good idea. You’ll end up buying unnecessary junk food, and not only will it ruin your budget, it’ll ruin your diet. Instead, shop when you’re full, and cut down on your sugar intake. But, and this is important, don’t forget to treat yourself. Buy a little treat to celebrate being at uni, just don’t go overboard and snack yourself into a sugar coma. Writing a shopping list will also help you stick to a budget, and keep track of what you need so you can avoid that trip down to the confectionary aisle.

And here’s your fifth and final tip: Buy generic and reduced options. There’s a reason supermarkets have shelves dedicated to marked down products. They might be close to expiry, slightly damaged, or not popular with other customers. And that’s all the better for you. This also works with fruit of vegetables that don’t look perfect or have a few blemishes. So long as it isn’t rotten, the produce still nutritious and usually cheaper. Alright so, we’ve covered some tips that will help your budget, now you need some healthy recipes. Please note your own dietary needs/ allergies, and adjust these meals accordingly. These are just to provide some ideas on how to cook healthy and cheap foods. Meat meals: *Spaghetti Bolognese: - Mince (optional/beef/chicken) - Pasta - Diced tomatoes - Shredded carrot - Diced onion - Cheese - Garlic - Pasta sauce Method: - Cook onions and garlic on a medium heat. Increase heat to high, gradually add mince and cook until well browned. - Add tomatoes, carrot, and sauce. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer partially covered for 1.5 hours, stir occasionally. - Cook spaghetti in boiling, salted water until al dente. Drain it and serve with some of the Bolognese. Portion off the rest and freeze for later. *This can be altered however you want. Meat and vegetables: - Sausages/Chicken/Beef - Potatoes - Carrots - Peas - Broccoli - Onion - Pumpkin Method: - Boil the potatoes, and steam the broccoli, carrots, and peas. Brown the meat with onions, and alter however desired. This can be portioned into other servings. Vegetarian meals: Three bean and barley soup: - Dried black beans - Dried kidney beans - Dried white beans - Chili powder - Cumin powder - Dried oregano - Salt - Onion - Carrot - Celery

Method: - Heat oil in a pan over medium heat, adding onion, celery, and carrot. Stir for 5 minutes until soft. Add water, broth, barley, black beans, kidney beans, white beans, chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Simmer over a high heat, then reduce heat, stirring until the beans are tender over 1.5 to 2 hours. Add more water if needed. Source: http://www.eatingwell.com/ recipe/252788/southwestern-three-beanbarley-soup/ Oatmeal and fruit/Acai bowls: - Oats - Banana - Vanilla yoghurt - Peaches - Apricots - Strawberries - Blueberries - Grapes You can make your own acai bowls at home, and eat them at any time. They are especially great for study sessions and afternoon food slumps. Vegan meals: Vegetable stir fry with noodles: - Vegetable oil - Cabbage - Green capsicum - Carrot - Onion - Ramer noodles - Soy sauce - Brown sugar - Sriracha - Corn-starch - Cilantro (optional) Method: - Cut the cabbage, onion, and capsicum into fine strips, and shred the carrot. Mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, sriracha, and corn starch into a bowl, and set aside. Cook the noodles and drain them, before sautéing the vegetables over a medium heat. Add your soy sauce mix and simmer until it thickens, then serve with the noodles. Source: http://www.eatingwell.com/ recipe/252455/ravioli-vegetable-soup/


Welcome to University By Jayden Woodbridge

Starting university is the beginning of a new chapter in one’s life, particularly when this involves moving to a new place. The first steps we take towards university are often the first we take outside the comforts of our home and family. It’s an exciting chapter, one filled with a newfound sense of independence and freedom, yet also with more responsibilities and different challenges that you have to meet and overcome in order to succeed. Moving can be a great experience or it can be extremely difficult. It’s easy to get homesick, to miss friends and family that you’re no longer able to see and while keeping in touch is simple with apps such as Facebook and Twitter, the lack of human contact can be difficult to deal with and everyone adapts to it at their own pace. Settling into uni life is important in getting over that first challenge. O-Week is a valuable tool in helping you meet new people, regardless of whether you’re living on or off campus. Events like Market Day not only help you stock up on free pens and bottle openers, but can also be great in finding people who you otherwise wouldn’t be able to meet. Getting involved is key to enjoying your uni experience and there are a variety of clubs and societies that are on offer. Market Day is one of the easiest ways to discover what’s available around campus and find one you may like to join, or at least interact with in the future. O-Week is also helpful to learn how to find your way around campus and find out where your classes will be. Being familiar with your surroundings is an easy way to increase your level of comfort and the quicker you have your campus mapped out, the easier time you’ll have adjusting to the beginning of the semester as your work load comes in.

A top tip: download the JCU app and use the map to find your classes!

However, that being said, its still perfectly fine, if not extremely important to have a healthy social life. If you spend the entire semester hurled up at your desk studying, you will go insane. Go see some friends, go to the movies or most importantly go out for a night on the town and blow of some steam on the dance floor, you’re a uni student so make the most of it while you can. This new found independence also translates to your personal life as well. Whether living alone or on campus, you no longer have your parents to look after you and keep you inline so knowing how to cook, clean and lead a healthy lifestyle is vital in maintaining your personal wellbeing. Don’t fall into the trap of living off two-minute-noddles or buying take-out every night, your health or your budget will suffer. Whether you buy a litany of cookbooks, go off trial and error or spend your time searching up recipes online, knowing how to cook is an easy way to stay healthy and a massive aid to your wallet letting you go out and socialise a lot more than you’d be able to otherwise. Lastly, being able to successfully adapt to university life is about overcoming little obstacles one step at a time. At times it can all seem completely overwhelming, everything is due at once, you’ve missed three weeks of class readings and your motivation wont get out of bed. Don’t stress, just work through a little bit at a time and before you know it it will be done and you’ll get to experience the best feeling in the world – closing the 50 tabs of research on your internet browser that have been sitting there for weeks. In the end if you don’t get the HD you were expecting or you miss a few readings don’t worry about it, trust me YOU WILL BE FINE! University is a major milestone, congratulations on making it here. While it can feel quite daunting, it’s also a very refreshing change of pace and a very rewarding experience when you get that degree. So enjoy the experience of being a uni student before you have to entre the real world. Best of luck.

Common advice but advice still worth remembering is that university is different from high school and one of the major ways this is true is the level of independence you are given. Learning at university is self-driven. Attending your classes, doing your readings and keeping up with the workload are ultimately down to you and your own level of investment. So its completely up to you to keep on top of your work rather then get buried under it.

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Explore North Queensland Life at JCU is not all about living on campus and studying, it’s also about experiencing what North Queensland has on offer and the JCU Student Association trips are a great why to find out. The JCUSA plan multiply trips away per year for students to enjoy and coming up this semester we have so many trips on offer, that there will be at least one trip that will get you excited. For Townsville Students, Magic Magnetic is coming up on Saturday of O-Week (22nd of July). Magic Magnetic includes a full day trip to Magnetic Island, snorkelling along the snorkelling trail, a visit to Marlin’s Bar and relaxing on the beach in the afternoon. The price is $32 which includes the ferry and snorkel hire. The JCU Student Association will be visiting the Daintree Rainforest from the 25th to 27th of August. The trip will be action packed including visiting the beautiful Mosman Gorge, a walk through the rainforest, a guided ferry crocodile tour where you will see crocs in their natural habitat, an aerial walkway as well as free time to go to the beach and/or shopping. The total cost is $150 per person which also includes return transport to and from both Townsville and Cairns Campuses and accommodation at PK’s Jungle Village. Hurry! As the trip is only limited to 30 students (20 from Townsville and 10 from Cairns). We will also be hosting a trip to Fitzroy island and a Farm stay later this year. Stay tuned for more details.

By: Jason Conn

Magnetic Island

By Jason Conn

Fitzroy Island


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JCU Clubs and Societies If you are looking for a way to meet more of your JCU peers, nothing beats joining a JCU club or society to help meet students that share the same interests as you. This could be your local faculties club and their Pubcrawls and balls, to sporting clubs and general interest groups. Below is a list of all our affiliated JCU clubs for the Townsville Campus CLUB Indonesian  Student  Association   Insaka   JCU  CARD  gaming  Society   JCU  Doctors  for  the  Environment     JCU  gaming  society   JCU  UAV   Latin  American  Student  Association   Liberal  National  Club   Muslim  Student  Association   Pacific  island  SA   Papa  New  Guinea    Student  Association     Pride  Alliance   Robotics  and  Electronics  club   Rotaract  Club  Townsville   Rural  Health  in  Northern  Outback   Saints  College  Student  Association   Serpents  Basketball   Society  of  Manga  and  Gaming   Supporting  all  Nations  Towards  Equality   Surgical  interest  group   Sustainability  club   Tennis   Toastmasters   Total  Drama  Society   Twin  Cities  Leos  Club   Ultimate  Disc   Underwater  Hockey   Water  Polo  

CONTACT akbar.reza@my.jcu.edu.au   Jonathan.wiener@my.jcu.edu.au   simon.walker@my.jcu.edu.au   kuhan.perumynar@my.jcu.edu.au   Shaanan.Braun@my.jcu.edu.au   Elizabeth.peers@my.jcu.edu.au   lasa.jcu@gmail.com   Townsville.jculnc@gmail.com   Yassin.elsiwy@my.jcu.edu.au   nicholas.stantomcook@my.jcu.edu.au   althea.painap@my.jcu.edu.au   jcu.lgbtqia@gmail.com   Stuart.hinchliff@my.jcu.edu.au   townsvillerotaract@gmail.com   thomas.currie@my.jcu.edu.au   Matthew.bakss@my.jcu.edu.au   serpentsbasketball@gmail.com   club@jcuanimeclub.org.au   archana.nagendiram@my.jcu.edu.au   Callie.killoran@my.jcu.edu.au   kareem.bahlawan@my.jcu.edu.au   James.sarima@my.jcu.edu.au   Evaerhardt@bigpond.com   totaldramasociety@gmail.com   Sophie.seaden@my.jcu.edu.au   townsvilleultimate@gmail.com   Jordan.marano@my.jcu.edu.au   luke.cappello@my.jcu.edu.au  

Below is a list of all our affiliated JCU clubs for the Cairns Campus

CLUB JCU  Cairns   Education   Society   Inter  Alia   JCU  Student   Psychology   Association   JCU  Nursing   Student   Association   Post  Graduate   Society   JCU  GAZ  Swim   Club   JCU  Cairns   Ultimate  Disc   Kendo  Club   JCU  Nicci  P  Run   Club   JCU  Community   of  Gardeners   JCU  DOGMA   Cairns   JCU  Cairns   Robotics  Club   JCU  Film  Club   JCU   Sustainability   Club   PNG  Students   Association   Indigenous   Students   FOCUS  

CONTACT https://www.facebook.com/groups/373928329460581/ https://www.facebook.com/interalia.jcu/ https://www.facebook.com/JCU-Student-Psychology-Association165835243469523/ https://www.facebook.com/jcuNSA/ melinda.greenfield@my.jcu.edu.au https://www.facebook.com/groups/1376302382434690/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/370595209679778/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1404331596534610/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/JCUcairnscommunitygarden/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/somagcairns/ https://www.facebook.com/jcu.cairns.robotics/ https://www.facebook.com/jcufilmclub/ https://www.facebook.com/JcuSustainabilityClub/ https://www.facebook.com/jcucairnspngsa/?ref=br_rs melissa.mallie@my.jcu.edu.au george.guirguis@my.jcu.edu.au

CLUB BA  Society   Biomed  Society   Business  Society   Education  Society   Engineering  Undergrad   General  Practice  Students   Geology  Society   IT  @  JCU   JCU  Law   Journalism  Society   Molecular  Cell  Biology   Nursing  Society   Occupational  Therapy     Pharmacy  Student  Assoc.   Psychology  Club   Society  of  Economic  Geologists   Speech  Pathology   Zoology  Student  Association   Act  now!   Amnesty  international   Asian  Cultural  Society   Bicycle  user  group   Chicks  with  Sticks   Christian  Union   Dhoom  Medical  Charity     Dungeons  and  Dragons   Fellowship  of  Orthodox  Christians   Globetrotters   Humanist  Society  

CONTACT Stacie.muller@my.jcu.edu.au   Mikhalia.bryen@my.jcu.edu.au   jcubs@outlook.com   Sean.hickey@my.jcu.edu.au   Jeremy.Bendall@my.jcu.edu.au   Bernadette.king@my.jcu.edu.au   Grace.derrick@my.jcu.edu.au   jcuitsa@gmail.com   Executive@jculss.net   Emmakarin.idman@my.jcu.edu.au   Adrian.Gemiarto@my.jcu.edu.au   Sarah.robertshaw@my.jcu.edu.au   Nathalie.khan@my.jcu.edu.au   Madeline.lowe@my.jcu.edu.au   jcupsychclub@gmail.com   Jaime.Pobletealvarado@my.jcu.edu.au   Nikita.grant@my.jcu.edu.au   Elliot.budd@my.jcu.edu.au   Sophie.stringer@my.jcu.edu.au   Kristen.parkes@my.jcu.edu.au   Andrew.wong@my.jcu.edu.au   Mcintryejosh66@gmail.com   chickswithsticks@hotmail.com   Joshua.tanious@my.jcu.edu.au   Christian.pertudo@my.jcu.edu.au   Nicholas.stantomcook@my.jcu.edu.au   monica.doss@my.jcu.edu.au   James.reed@my.jcu.edu.au   Okeefe.easzon@my.jcu.edu.au  


TOWNSVILLE TOWNSVILLE WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm Location: Outside Ed Central (Bld 134) on the Lawn

JCUSA MARKET DAY Join us for this exciting event! Come and check out the huge range of stalls, clubs and societies as well as all the freebies on offer. Heaps of games to play, prizes to win, food & drinks and much more. A must do for all students.

CAIRNS

WEDNESDAY 26TH JULY Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Location: Outside the JCUSA Office (Bld A24)

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Meet the Advocates If you are ever facing a problem at Uni that you don’t know how to deal with, don’t do it alone! JCUSA offers a support system called Advocacy that will advocate on your behalf and help you sort through the issue. We talked to Advocacy officer Hala Hijleh to find out all about the program. What is Advocacy at JCU? Hala: The definition of advocacy is the act of speaking on the behalf of or in support of another person. The English word advocacy comes from Latin roots that mean: calling people to stand by your side. To put it simply, it is like the lyrics of the classic song Stand by Me: Whenever you are in trouble won’t you stand by me, oh now now stand by me. JCUSA advocates’ goal is to ultimately prepare students to respectfully and effectively address situations that impact their academic goals. We help students to develop ways to appropriately address complex situations and navigate the system towards achieving academic and personal goals. Student advocacy provides impartial, free, professional and independent services to assist JCU students with resolving problems or concerns and challenging decisions and grades. We can help by listening as a sounding board, assisting in examining resolution options, suggesting possible referrals, making formal and informal inquiries and grievances as well as building cases in cooperation with the student. What issues do you deal with? Hala: Examples of issues we mostly deal with: • Referral internally (equity and accessibility, student centre etc.) • Plagiarism (written statements and hearing) • Special consideration, deferred exam, special exams • Review of assessment and appeal of final subject grade • General student rights • Placement challenges • Appealing decisions of university • Complaints • Discrimination and Harassment • Academic progression • Leave of Absence and Deferrals • Attending as support and representation with limitation • Food vouchers loan When should a student seek help from advocacy? Hala: Students need to seek help immediately. Most of JCU policies contain strict time limits that students wishing to raise a concern or challenge a decision need to abide to. It also means that advocates can provide them with timely and efficient services allowing adequate time to appreciate the facts, proof read and comment on submissions and substantiate the case with evidence. Why is it important that students seek help when they encounter these issues? Hala: Because we can assist him or her in a tailored manner to address each student’s specific need. In doing so, Advocates: • Clarify the problem and document a chronological sequence of events which led to the current situation or disputed decision; • Review the steps that were taken by both the student and the University in an attempt to resolve the matter, if any; • Identify which policies and procedures apply or have been referred to and what stage the case is at; and • Explaining options on how best to resolve the issue and empowering students to resolve issues and navigate the system. This process ensures that students are more fairly represented and the outcome is consistent with similar cases. It also means that many issues can be dealt with informally, saving the time and effort of all parties concerned and engaging the student in the resolution process. Providing relevant information, as well as the applicable legal framework can lead to outcomes that are more often in the student’s favour. Actually, it is in the university’s interest as well that the facts are clear and evidence is provided. The Advocacy Officer may also act as a liaison or support person for the student, particularly in cases where the student is not comfortable to do so on his/ her own, or if miscommunication or where language and cultural barriers have become challenging.

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How can students contact advocacy? Hala: Our team consists of two full time and two part time advocates on three campuses; Townsville, Cairns and Brisbane. Our offices are at JCUSA Townsville and Cairns and we serve all JCU campuses. Cairns Hala Hijleh Email: hala.hijleh@jcu.edu.au Phone: 07 4232 1104 Townsville: Catherine Fraser Email: aatherine.fraser1@jcu.edu.au Phone: 07 4781 4607 Tichava Batiya (currently on maternity leave). Her temporary replacement is advocate Valarie Derwent: Email: valarie.derwent@jcu.edu.au Brisbane Corpuz, Gian Email: gian.corpuz@jcu.edu.au


Why it’s #NeverOK By: Tara Gopal

The Never OK campaign is a student run initiative against sexual harassment and assault. It was formed to advocate the rights of university students so that everyone has a safe place to work and study, on and off campus. Sexual harassment is defined as any unsolicited sexual behavior, which makes an individual feel insulted, degraded or threatened. This is not “flirtation or friendship which is mutual or consensual.” Despite 24 years of legislation, sexual harassment is very much prevalent issue in both workplaces and educational institutions. According to the NUS Survey in 2016, 27% of female student survey respondents have reported experiencing sexual assault and the Australia Bureau of Statistics reports that 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted. The importance of this issue should not be understated.

The campaign, led by Clark Cooley president of the Tasmania Student Association states “it should be clear to every staff member, student and those in the community that the University has a zero tolerance policy on sexual assault and sexual harassment”. The campaign has the goal to raise awareness of sexual harassment and provide resources to students to develop strategies to combat sexual harassment and assault so that individuals have the right tools to help prevent future occurrences of sexual harassment. The JCU student association is committed to taking every step to ensure that JCU is a safe place to live, work and study. They say your years at university are possibly the best of your life, as a united front-we the students should aim to keep it that way. To find out more about the campaign and get involved visit neverok.org. The JCU student association will be holding an event on the 22nd of August in support of this initiative. To get involved, please contact a JCU student association representative.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS

#NeverOK SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS NEVER EVERYONE HASRIGHT THE THE RIGHT TOSTUDY LIVE AND STUDY IN SUPPORTIVE A SAFE AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS NEVER OK. OK. EVERYONE HAS THE TO LIVE AND IN A SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT. ENVIRONMENT.

MOST HARASSMENTS IS IS UNREPORTED. SOME PEOPLE FEELFEEL EMBARASSED, OR THINK THAT THEY WON’T TAKEN MOST HARASSMENT UNREPORTED. SOME PEOPLE EMBARRASSED, OR THINK THAT THEYBE WON’T SERIOUSLY. WE BELIEVE THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO PUT UP WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT. YOU SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. WE BELIEVE THAT YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO PUT UP WITH SEXUAL NEVER BE MADE TO FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE BY ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL. HARASSMENT. YOU SHOULD NEVER BE MADE TO FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE BY ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL. IN AN EMERGENCY CALL: 000 AN EMERGENCY 000, SECURITY: IF YOU ARE ON5555 CAMPUS CONTACT 4781 5555 (TOWNSVILLE) IF IN YOU ARE ON CAMPUSCALL CONTACT 4781 (TOWNSVILLE) ORSECURITY: 4232 1293 (CAIRNS) OR 4232 1293 (CAIRNS). SEEK SUPPORT FROM STUDENT EQUITY AND WELLBEING SERVICES, OR CALL SEEK REPORT FROM STUDENT EQUITY AND WELLBEING SERVICES, OR CALL 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).

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2017 International Student Events Cairns July 17  

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Week 0 International  Orientation  

Week 0 International  Orientation   Recap  

August 3   Week  2

Monthly Mingle  –  Zoo  to  you  

September 19   Week  8

Live @  Lunch/Café   International  

October 5   Week  10

Monthly Mingle  

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Week 4 Live  @  Lunch/Café   International  

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Week 12 Live  @  Lunch/Café   International  

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Week 6 Monthly  Mingle  

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Week 13 Completion  Ceremony  

All of our Monthly mingle events are held in the undercover area outside of A3.3 and our Live@ Lunch events are held outside the library.

Townsville JCU International Support Calendar of Events July

August

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International Student Orientation

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International Student Orientation— Catch Up Session

Sir George Kneipp Auditorium - Building 26 8:50am- 4:00pm

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Café International

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Café International

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Free Lunch Friday

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Café International

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Café International

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Café International

Education Central—Building 134 2:00—4:00pm.

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Café International

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International Student Orientation— Catch Up Session

Education Central Amphitheatre 10:30 - 11:30am

Education Central—Building 134 2:00—4:00pm.

Education Central Amphitheatre 10:30 - 11:30am

Education Central Amphitheatre 10:30 - 11:30am

Grounds outside Building 8 11:30am—1:30pm

Education Central Amphitheatre 10:30 - 11:30am

Education Central Amphitheatre 10:30 - 11:30am

Education Central Amphitheatre 10:30 - 11:30am

September 12

Café International

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Free Lunch Friday

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Café International

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Café International

Education Central Amphitheatre 10:30 - 11:30am

Grounds outside Building 8 11:30am- 1:30pm

Education Central Amphitheatre 10:30 - 11:30am

Education Central Amphitheatre 10:30 - 11:30am

October 3

Café International

10

Café International

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Free Lunch Friday

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Café International

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Café International

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Completion Ceremony

Education Central Amphitheatre 10:30 - 11:30am

Education Central Amphitheatre 10:30 - 11:30am

Grounds outside Building 8 11:30am- 1:30pm

Education Central Amphitheatre 10:30 - 11:30am

Education Central Amphitheatre 10:30 - 11:30am

Sir George Kneipp Auditorium—Building 26 TBA


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O WEEK

17th July – 29th July Pick up your free O Week Passport from our office to go into the draw for an amazing day at the Great Barrier Reef.

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The Bullsheet - 2017 edition 3  

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