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Hungappa TERM 2 - WEEK 1 - 2012

WELCOME BACK! Do Your First Aid! Articles & More Made by students, for students.

A Rivcoll SRC Publication Š2012


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eco active update Veggie Gardens United! The little blue hatchback growled as I changed gears and bumbled past the uni post office and up to New Residences. It was the last Sunday of the break and I was keen to get to the gardens. So much to do, so much to do – a new veggie bed to complete, watering newly propagated plants and then there was the compost to turn. I pulled up at the Eco Garden behind New Res there was a stranger in the garden!?!? Last Sunday, I had the great fortune of coincidently crossing paths with Jack (see pic below). I’d rocked up to the Eco Garden behind New Res with a list of jobs to blaze through. Needless to say none of these were completed. Instead I had the pleasure of exchanging garden talk with Jack. Jack is from the CSU campus at Albury. He’s studying the Park Ranger course but is also helping out with the student gardens and a community garden in Albury organised through CSU students and staff. So we had are great discussion about student garden ideas and we hope to unite our campuses through a conference meeting sometime in the near future. From what Jack said, it seems like there is a lot of development in the community gardens on campus and within the Albury suburbs. Wagga is starting to catch on with the idea of community gardens – including the demonstration gardens in Central Wagga (Shaw St), Erin Earth (Kildare St) and the new Tolland community garden (Raye St).

So it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that CSU Wagga has a community garden, run by students for the benefit of students, staff and the wider community. I am one of the organiser leading this project. Over the break a large wind turbine and some solar panels were installed next to the garden. It looks fantastic! We are really working on building up our vegetable beds over the next few weeks. Our main aims for this half-semester is to run a movie night in the gardens with free food and drinks. At the moment our major deficit is people power! We want volunteers. You don’t have to know anything about gardening or even be interested in gardening. We have garden work days every Tuesday 4.30pm-5.30pm. So just rock up! If you want more info about how to be involved in please feel free to contact me. We hope to see you over the next few weeks as we will be holding “(Real) Free Trade Markets” giving away garden produce or raising funds for the garden. Hope you are rockin’ the prefect autumn weather! Gemma Hawkins Eco Active Club

The Eco Garden! Garden is located behind New Res – now uber obvious with a massive white wind turbine. Feel free to have a look around anytime or drop in for a Gardening workshops every Tuesday 4.30-5.30pm.


Editorial

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o. Term 2 is it. I see what you are playing at. University. Making us think we are free over the holidays, think we don’t have to do anything, think we can live like this forever, doing nothing, enjoying life. Only you have to come around with a second term, making us all flock back like animals to the crack of your slave driving whip. Well University you win this round seeing as we are all back from our joyous break, and to everyone reading this I hope you had a fun filled two weeks over the break, I hope you consumed much chocolate and enjoyed the time away. I myself was in much pain having my third and final mandibular third molar removed (wisdom tooth). It was close to my nerve and took awhile to get out as one of my roots had a slight hook to it and the dentist was worried about it clipping the nerve. After much awkwardness and crunching and pulling and pressure to my tooth it was out. So my holidays were not that joyous, they were filled with blood in my mouth and pain. If you ever have to get it out, don’t. It’s the worst. When people tell you it isn’t so bad and you can’t feel anything don’t believe them, the pain comes after and you feel everything. Enough about me, back to the enigma that is University.

Knowledge hey? We come to University to gain it, we try new things to expand it. But what exactly is it? And is obtaining knowledge the end goal, or is it a tool, to work towards some other end? Surely these are fundamental questions we must ask of ourselves in our pursuit of knowledge. In the spirit of this theme, I would like to make a call for submissions from you. What do you think about knowledge? Is the end goal of knowledge action and deed? Is it the thrill of the chase? Are you here because you are lost and wandering? Send in your thoughts to Hungappa@Rivcoll.com <------------Be cool, stay in school.

-Will Whiting -Editor in Chief -Hungappa@Rivcoll.com


index Hungappa Term 2 - Week 1

p. 01.

- Eco Active Update

p. 02.

- Editorial

p. 05.

- Facts for Whatever

P. 06.

- Invite to the right side

P. 07.

- Uses for Penut Butter

P. 09-10. - Final Fling Photos

Building 483 - Carpark 8

P. 11

- Unusual Competition

P.12

- Same Sex Marriage

P. 13-14.

- Creative Corner

P. 15-16.

- Super Fungappa

P. 17.

- First Aid Courses


credits Hungappa More Information About Us: Hungappa is a Rivcoll SRC publication and the opinions expressed within are not necessarily those of the editor, staff or student members. Association by person or companies with Hungappa does not necessarily refelct the religious, political, sexual, or racial beliefs of those parties. The editor and Rivcoll SRC do not accept responsibility for any omission, errors, misconceptions or the views and opinions contained in any article accepted for publication. The editor reserves the right to edit or reject any articles submitted for publication.

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FACTS FOR

WHATEVER Every so often a new fad or craze comes and takes the students of C.S.U. by storm. A few years ago, ‘Humans vs Zombies’ was a massive craze that took over the time, focus and attention of many students. Focus that Jervis reckons should have been directed towards exams, but Jervis plays 40k and can hardly criticise (Jervis just bought a Tau Hammerhead – YAY! Watch the Imperial Guard go squish!). (No, Jervis will not stop talking in the third person! ENTIRE ARTICLE IN THIRD PERSON!) So anyway, a few of Jervis’s friends (or maybe in this case Jervis should say ‘associates’) have jumped on another bandwagon: My Little Pony. Yes. My. Little. Kony Pony. The newest craze is to watch a little girl’s animated show on T.V., and talk about the episodes, plot twists, character development and most importantly, which pony is the best: Fluttershy or Pinkie Pie? (Another associate informs Jervis that “Derpy is best pony”) So with great reluctance Jervis went to a My Little Pony marathon with his friends associates, to see what all the fuss was about. Conclusion? It was very well done. The first episodes were very childish and ‘punny’, but after that the episodes became light hearted and enjoyable. There were moral lessons, friendship development and clever plot lines .This is great stuff to teach to young kids.

The major issue to Jervis with My Little Pony, is the fanbase of the show. The show has taken off on online communities such as 4chan and Reddit, possibly due to young parents developing an interest in it after watching it with their children. The creators of the show have taken advantage of this internet popularity by including jokes that are obviously sly nods to this demographic*(like Derpy becoming the official name for a specific Pony). There is a more mature (or maybe immature) and less child-friendly spin on the show content within the internet community, which makes Jervis worry about a kid typing “Rainbow Dash and Applejack” into Google search without any safe search parameters. Although Jervis did appreciate My Little Pony, Jervis is not about to go and buy the DVDs. My Little Pony is fantastic for a group of “Bronies” or” Pegasisters” having a good time, or for a young parent who watches it with their children, but watching it alone is a bit sad. If Jervis gets an invite to another My Little Pony marathon, he will consider it, but in the meantime he might stick to his own crazes such as painting his firewarriors, talking endlessly about Nymphadora Tonks and making his Radiohead concert outfit (He’s going in pyjamas with lyrics from (nice dream), Go to Sleep, Melatonin and other sleep related songs!). Surely other people will catch on to Jervis’s crazes! Jervis Tetch is more fashion conscious than Rarity! *Jervis supposes this happens in nearly EVERY kids show. For example, Dory from Finding Nemo talking about men not being able to ask for directions. However, My Little Pony DOES cater more for the 4chan fanbase, rather than just the ‘general adult audience’ (eg. Derpy).

-Jervis Tetch


06 Invite To The Right Side Of History

(a reply to the letter of the day published in the local Wagga newspaper) Recently, I’ve noticed a worrying trend in Wagga with the local media publishing some articles which can be seen to be openly discriminatory and often quite offensive towards the LGBTIQ community. How is it that writing which openly alienates us from our community and makes us fundamentally wrong for loving who we do can be broadcast so widely? Indulge me for a minute; have you ever met a gay or lesbian member of your community? Have you ever met a family with two mums, or two dads? Do you have family members who are homosexual? We are the teachers of your children, the doctors who treat you and your family when you are sick. We are the people you chat to at the check-out and the people who work on your farms. We are the vets who help you make a profit, or who save your family dog. Homosexual people are prominent within the community, whether you’re aware of us or not and we will stand tall, speaking loudly for who we are and what we believe in. I’ve grown up around people from all walks of life and was raised with the goals of acceptance and inclusion within our community. Both are values which have been shockingly lacking in some of the local media. In smaller communities like the one we live in, it’s important to continue to raise awareness of these acts of discrimination. With all due respect, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But please, do not perpetuate this kind of animosity in these kind of forums. We have a responsibility to take a breath, open our eyes and look around at the society which is unfolding around us. Ignorance is not an excuse for blatant and disrespectful comments directed at the people of the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans-gender, inter-sex and queer community.

Most of the derogatory comments I’ve read pertain to gay marriage and the continuing debate surrounding the ongoing fight for equality. Despite these comments, progress is being made in Australia and one day, we will be able to stand before our family and friends and get married; a right most of you have assumed since the day you were born. As is society’s trend with women’s rights, Aboriginal rights and multi-cultural acceptance, Australians have made mistakes and amended these wrongs over time. I know that I stand on the right side of history as I write this, and I hope that one day, looking back, you’ll be able to see that this is the same as giving women the right to vote, or saying sorry to Indigenous people for the wrongs which were committed against them as we stood and debated the issue. I am a lesbian. I am a young and vibrant member of this community, and I deserve the same rights that you take for granted. I will not stand down, nor will I accept having my relationships trivialised. I am an equal and deserving member of society, going about my business and refusing to be made less of a person based on who I fall in love with. At the end of the day, we are all just people. We’re all different in some way, but we’re also the same. I’ll keep fighting for what I believe in, and what I know is right. One day I hope I’ll see you all here with me, on the right side of history. -Mel Prunster


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7 AMAZING USES FOR PEANUT BUTTER

1. Shave with it: Believe it or not, peanut butter makes a great shaving gel. Just apply it like you would apply the gel, and shave as normal. The oils in the peanut butter are very good for your skin, so you do not need to spend even more money on leg moisturiser. REMEMBER: Use smooth peanut butter! 2. Clean leather goods: Peanut butter is an excellent cleaner for leather furniture and goods. Just rub a small amount onto a soft cloth and work it in a circular motion. Remove with a buffing cloth and there you have it! However, to avoid peanut butter smelling furniture, you might want to mix a little perfume oil in it. REMEMBER: If you do add the perfume, make sure you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mix up in your jars or you will end up with a foul tasting peanut butter! 3. Remove price tags: Fortunately, peanut butter gets rid of sticky price tags. Just rub some of the tasty spread on the label glue and rub it with a cloth. 4. Effective mouse bait: Mice are not particularly fond of cheese, and prefer peanut butter. The fact is that peanut butter is so much cheaper than cheese, and makes this tip a very handy and frugal one. So next time you need to bait a mouse trap, stick on some trusty peanut butter. You do not need much of the spread either to make it effective! 5. Need something to replace butter: Most recipes that use butter can be cooked with peanut butter instead. In slices, biscuits and cakes this can make a wonderful and subtle taste difference. So next time try using peanut butter instead, as it will add a buttery and nutty flavour to your favourite recipes. You can also stir some peanut butter into a sauce instead of butter to give it a nutty finish! 6. No more squeaks: Peanut butter is an excellent lubricator. If your lawnmower blades are getting a little tight and rusty, just smear on some of the spread and voila, you will have perfect lubrication! 7. Your animals can swallow pills with ease: If you own a cat or a dog, you will know how hard it can be to get them to take their medication in pill form. Fortunately cats and dogs love peanut butter! So next time you have to give them some medication, just mix it up with a spoonful of the spread and feed it to them. No more struggling with the animal as you hold its mouth open and try to force feed it a bitter pill!

By Dolly


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Same-sex Marriage:

A Different View

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Over the next term, there will be an article from the Rainbow Zebras in each issue of the Hungappa. They will be in a variety of formats, and on a range of different subjects. So keep an eye out ;D A letter to the editor was published in the DA in December of last year on the subject of same-sex marriage, and this was my reply, which has been modified for the Hungappa. This letter spoke of bestiality, how it related to same-sex marriage, and supposedly how there was no consistency in Australian law. There is a huge difference between a marriage of two people, and a person and an animal. The BIG one being both parties not being of the same species, and also that one (or more, considering this particular writer’s argument) party does not have the capacity for comprehension of what marriage entails.

Australia has come a long way since the blatant discriminatory action of the Marriage Act (2004), through recognition of same-sex relationships in regards to health and tax, for example. Though the federal government still falls short of granting same-sex couples the ability to marry. There are those out there that would ask “Why? Why is it such a big deal? Why are they making such a big deal out of it?” Well, why are any of us making a big deal out of it? To me, marriage is the union of two people of consenting age, who love each other, entered voluntarily into for life. Why should it matter whether both of them are of the same sex, or different sex? It’s not called same-sex marriage, or different-sex marriage. It is called marriage. We live in a secular country where most other laws have been altered to recognise all relationships, why not marriage?

Australia recognises same-sex relationships through various means. Each state has their own laws regarding relationship status. Here in NSW we have the Relationships Register Bill that was recently passed in 2010. However the federal government, who oversees everything to do with marriage, still have not progressed to change the marriage act from “the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life”, to “the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life”. The act did not always read as so. Whether same-sex marriages were legal in Australia was quite ambiguous until 2004 when the Howard government passed an amendment to the marriage act stating the above quote, specifying that marriage is between a man and a woman. Due to the growing number of other countries allowing same-sex marriage, the edit also included that same-sex marriages performed in other countries “must” not be recognised in Australia.

There are various arguments opposing marriage equality, some more illogical than others. An example of an almost logical one is that marriage has always been between a man and a woman, and is a religious institution. The reason it has been so: up until recently, marriage has always only been allowed between a man and a woman. Homosexuality was only decriminalised in the last 40 years.

The current Marriage Act affects couples where one partner is transgender and transitions from female to male or male to female. While, under the Act, there was no reason why they couldn’t marry prior to transition, if the transitioning partner changes their gender on their birth certificate, the marriage must be ended. There are two legal ways to end a marriage. One is annulment which the Act defines as occurring in circumstances such as bigamy, the parties being too closely related, where requirements of the Act were not met in the ceremony, there was a lack of consent by one of the parties or that one of the parties was not of marriageable age. A divorce is only an option in the case of irretrievable breakdown. The Marriage Act leaves transgender people in legal limbo and forces a choice between inconsistent identity documentation and ending what may be a happy, committed and loving marriage.

We live in a secular country, and as such it is possible to have a secular marriage. There is no need for any church to recognise a marriage between a same-sex couple. Another argument: why can’t same-sex couples be happy with a de facto relationship, or a civil union? Marriage is also very different to a de facto couple. As well as many legal benefits and simplifications associated with marriage, there is the childhood dream and cultural want for getting married. We were all children once, and the idea of marriage had a magical air. To grow up and find that it was not permitted that you could enter into that with someone you loved, for your family not to accept the importance of that relationship leads to cultural and community exclusion. Raimond Gaita, author of “Romulus, My Father”, likened it to “denying them of their full humanity”. Australia is a diverse and multicultural country. There is so much to learn, and so many different types of people and ways of life that some people can’t fully comprehend others thoughts or emotions. Prejudice stops understanding, and promotes ignorance, irrational fear and anger. What does marriage mean to you? What do you think it means to others? Tyson Arapali Rainbow Zebras The letter I replied to can be viewed at http://dft. ba/-290Y


13 CR EATIVE The Creative Corner is all about great creations made by you guy s! Be it, comic, drawing, poem, picutre, anything that you use to express yourself we love. Email, fax, scan, copy, hand in, whateve r it takes to get to me, don’t hesitat e, just do it.

Next Weeks Comic Theme: “FOOD” Forsaken Lovers withhold the parts of themselves they do not trust Forgiveness will leave you breathless and alone Justice is the hope for the perfection of humanity Silence the honesty of an adulterous woman Carcinogenic the gifts of a man who does not hate you enough to leave Belief the necessity of a generation forsaken by choice Betrayal the courage of a coward Intoxication the fragrant breath of a man forsaken

-Hannah

Ache How bittersweet to be thrust back into Your nineteen-year-old life – resurrected, like a shaking mass of self-denial and surrender. Is this a newness or the cliché of picking up where we left off? There is a deafening silence here, amongst our many words buried within unspoken agreement to never speak of the others. The other selves, the other pasts, the others that tumbled noisily into our three year silence. We are sheltered here; they know not our in between selves. This is the returning ache, the resigned and wistful pleading for simplicity. Will I meet you again at twenty-five? At thirty, will you still remember the honesty of our silence at twenty-two? Will the past break your future or will I return alone to the place where we were unencumbered unafraid to look each other in the eye with unblinking boldness inhibited only by our otherness our rotten, crumbling fences of reasons why not. Our inevitable wastefulness. Hannah


! R E N R CO

An Abusive Relationship

I loved you once You meant the world to me I would have done anything for you Just for you to look at me. I lost weight, I changed my hair I learned how to sing just to serenade you I thought I stood a chance So did the other twenty six of us Only one of us you will want to take Two if it’s a dualog Four if it’s a family show. But how much more can I take? When you really hurt me so? You cheat on me by looking at these other people. Threaten to replace me, if I don’t conform If I even smile when I am not supposed to Berated, then scorned. I then have to pick up the pieces of my confidence. That was shattered on stage. I never listened to my friends about you. How you attempt to squeeze the life out of your victims. You use actors and then forget them. Is that really how you, the industry reward its people? I repeat, I would have done anything for you, If only you would let me.. please let me, Please. This is the final year that I will let you woo me. To control me. To console me. So I say to myself. I know that’s not true. I shouldn’t lie to myself. I’m all I have with this industry. Yes I will continue to chase you. It’s the only choice I have. I know nothing else other then your touch after all these years. If I stop now, I will have no where to go. I don’t even know if I could forgive myself. And so performance, I will follow. The addiction is to strong. I am your mistress, acting. Continue to string me along.

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“ The library is a great place to study, but if you really want somewhere really quiet, check out the ‘poo with a view’ on level 4 ”


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WARRIAHS First Aid Courses

What: When:

Beginner and Refresher First Aid Courses 5:30pm Thursday 17th May 9am Saturday 19th May 9am Sunday 20th May

Cost: Only $65 Sign up and collect workbooks from Student Supplies

Workbooks need to be completed and bought along with ID and current certificate (for those doing the Refresher Course) on the day of the course.


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Hungappa - Term 2 Week 1