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Hungappa TERM 3 - WEEK 1 - 2012

Welcome Back! Return of Bums Weirdest College Courses Final Fling Photos Made by students, for students.

A Rivcoll SRC Publication Š2012


Copyright Š 2011 Dry July Foundation.





elcome back everyone. Hope you all had a super awesome break. Mine was amazing, I was travelling all over the world on my private jet, being fed grapes by scantily clad ladies. That’s right I was sleeping for most of it and dreaming about stuff that some people might deem as sexist. Hey, I can’t help what my brain thinks. Was Einstein being sexist when HIS brain was theorising about general relativity. No, and he couldn’t help that, so there you have it, and all is right in the world once again. A new semester is great because it means we can finally scrunch up all our semester one subjects and throw them into the bin and forget about all the fails or in my case, HD’s and emails from lecturers begging me to retake their subject and in some cases teach it for them. A fresh start is upon us and we can now undertake exciting new subjects that will no doubt will bog us down and exhaust us both physically and mentally. Hold on! I hear you cry, it can’t be all doom and gloom can it?

Sorry to tell you but yes, yes it can. A BIG thank you goes out to the Hungappa’s regular contributors, you guys are amazing, and keep up the good work. YOU too should become a contributor and have my admiration, don’t forget to send stuff in guys, if you

have absolutely anything laying around the place that is half readable send it in, I would love to see you.

Enjoy the many wonders that this term will no doubt have in store for us all. -Will Whiting -Editor in Chief

index Hungappa Term 3 - Week 1

p. 02.

- Editorial

p. 05-06. - Weirdest College Courses P. 07.

- Facts for Whatever

P. 08.

- Caption of the Week

P. 09-10. - Final Fling Photos

Building 483 - Carpark 8


- Green Steps

P. 12.

- Community News


- Glowing Skin


- Toppers

P. 15-16.

- Super Fungappa

P. 17.

- Bums Up, Bums Down

P. 18.

- 3 Club Triva

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.

Editor in Chief William Whiting Graphic Design Michael Forrest Photographer Ashley Innes Advertising Manager “Your Name Here” Printery CSU Print



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05 9 of the Weirdest Courses in Colleges in America are now offering students plenty of quirky courses that go beyond typical and traditional topics in education. However, is it really worth spending thousands of dollars on amusing diversions? Read on and decide for yourself! 1) Arguing with popular ‘logic’ on TV Judge Shows (University of California, Berkley) The professor of this course highlights repeatedly in the course listing that this class is NOT a course about law or legal reasoning. Instead, this course is an investigation of logical misconceptions that are often presented by defendants and plaintiffs on court television shows such as Judge Judy and The People’s Court. 2) Underwater Basket Weaving (University of California, San Diego) This course sounds like a waste of time, but surprisingly it actually exists! In this course students learn that underwater basket weaving involves making wicker baskets by dipping reeds or stalks of plants into water, and letting them soak. However, full body immersion is optional I assume. 3) Learning From YouTube (Pitzer College) Do you enjoy watching random online videos for hours? If so, this college course literally involves watching YouTube videos to study the impact on culture that the video sharing site has had. Students also upload their own videos to the class YouTube channel. This course was started by a teacher who was very “underwhelmed by the quality of the video content on the site”. 4) Philosophy and Star Trek (Georgetown University) Most philosophy classes often use pop culture to start discussions, but when it comes down to it, this course and the philosophical under trappings are just being used as an excuse to talk a little Star Trek. For Star Trek fans I’m sure this course would be heavenly!


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5) The Art of Walking (Centre College) This course might sound like the epitome of academic fluff, but it’s in fact a class which deals with Immanuel Kant’s “Critique of Judgment” (a project laying the foundations for modern aesthetics). The course offers students a combination of lectures and walks around Kentucky nature preserves, battlefields, cemeteries, campuses and farms. As for tests and assignments, students have the choice of choosing freelance walking assignments. 6) The Science of Superheroes (University of California at Irvine) Students are able to learn about physics by using familiar superhero icons such as Spider Man, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman. The professor of this course teaches the physics of flying and fluid dynamics using Superman as his example, and the students also learn about super strong spider silk as used by Spider Man. Unlike traditional physics lessons, this sounds a lot more interesting! 7) Zombies in Popular Media (Columbia College, Chicago) Not only does this course cover the history of zombies in popular media, it also covers the history of voodoo! However, there is no word yet whether this is the top course for history buffs or for anyone predicting a future inevitable zombie outbreak. 8) The Science of Harry Potter (Frostburg State University) Not only does this course teach the science of Harry Potter, it is an honours course! The class discusses topics such as whether or not Fluffy the three headed dog could be explained by genetic engineering, and whether antigravity research could actually produce a flying broomstick. Does this excite you? 9) Simpsons and Philosophy (University of California, Berkeley) This course is not at all a dumbed down, and is said to be a fairly demanding philosophical course. The textbook used in the class is titled “The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D’oh of Homer”, and features weighty questions such as “Can Nietzsche’s rejection of traditional morality justify Bart’s bad behaviour?”

By Dolly



Hello again peeps!! Good to see that you all survived the holidays and are back safe and sound at university. How was your holiday? My holiday was grand. I spent a fair whack of it up north on the coast hoping to avoid the cold at all costs, which I succeeded in doing. I laughed an evil laugh when I saw that the weather for a particular Thursday was a comfortable 22 degrees in Coffs Harbour, and a miserable 12 in Wagga Wagga. Mwhahahaha Wagga, Mwhahahaha! Unfortunately, my 3 week holiday up north was way too short to do all that I wanted to. I completed my university placement (which took two of those weeks – I DEMAND THE UNIVERSITY GIVE THEM BACK TO ME!), saw the sights of Coffs Harbour (such as Muttonbird Island, Dorrigo National Park and The Big Banana), made several trips to the beach and go-karting, and participated in a few StarCraft 2 LAN parties to keep the nerd in me alive. It was an awesomely unique experience, and I strongly suggest to any students who need to complete practical components in their course to travel somewhere new and exciting. You’ll get a better feel for your future job, and your location will almost surely have better weather than Wagga! Plus, you can look at it as an adventure, which will make the lack of pay hurt less than it would otherwise. It is worth putting money aside for. I only wish I had bought Hilltop Hoods tickets for a night they were in town...

Aside from that, you might remember last term when I bitched about Dan Harmon being kicked out of Community, and myself being very fed up with my lack of television watching options (I am still fuming over this shitty decision by Sony). Thankfully, a few people came to my rescue, and I now have TWO T.V. shows to go through and watch in their entirety! The first is Breaking Bad, a show about a high school Chemistry teacher who develops lung cancer and turns to ‘cooking’ crystal meth to earn major monies. Many people who know me thought this show would be right up my alley. I have only seen the first season thus far, and I must admit it is very well done, and must get the second season soon. The second TV show is Warehouse 13. A soft sci-fi, think about Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark and the Warehouse at the end – pretty much sums up what is in Warehouse 13. A duo of ex Secret Service agents travel around locating and preserving artefacts left by famous people that have bizarre and wonderful effects. A must watch for lovers of a mix of comedy and sci-fi, and a definite must for haters of the far too frequently occurring ‘Smurfette Principle’ in television (i.e., the show is very gender-balanced). I’m not even surprised that Wikipedia says half the viewership is female. Hopefully, these two series will help me get through life until the end of August, when we will have more Matt Smith “ELEVENTH DOCTOR IS BEST DOCTOR!” adventures. I cannot wait!!

-Jervis Tetch

CAPTION OF THE WEEK This Weeks Picture


Simply come up with a caption for the above picture and send it in to or write it down at friday unwind when you do a bum. The best one will win a prize.




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12 Community News! Dear All, I have been recently nominated in the Science Academic Board as a Postgraduate student representative. Currently Iâ&#x20AC;?m pursuing my PhD in Biomedical Sciences. As I am here to represent you & raise your questions & queries before the Science Board, so you can contact me directly (my email id is<>) , call on my number +61 269334569<tel:%2B61%20269334569> or have an appointment with me, if you need any assistance or help. In my opinion one need to be defensive but not destructive in his approach. We should abide by the Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rules & regulations, be vocal & discuss each & everything in detail & come up with non-conflictory solutions. Without your cooperation & guidance, I wont be able to fulfil my duties & responsibilities. Thanks a lot With Regards Saba Nabi PhD Scholar School of Biomedical Sciences Charles Sturt University Wagga Wagga, NSW-2678 Australia


Glowing skin in Winter (some home-made recipes)

If you are not happy with your moisturizers, why not do with the home-made receipes To 4-5 drops of jojoba oil add an equal amount of coconut oil and rose water.Apply after washing your face, or during your bath. It will not only provides intense hydration but also leaves a pleasant, fragrance. Mix equal amounts of glycerin and rose water. To this, add a few drops of lime juice to dilute it. If used regularly overnight, this moisturizer not only tackles patchy, chapped and dry skin, it gives you a glowing complexion, and removes dark spots and freckles. Mix 1tsp each of almond and milk powder with 2tbsp glycerin and 1tbsp each of lemon juice and almond oil. Apply this mix once a week â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this will provide you enough hydration to be able to go through the rest of the week with lighter formulations. Lemon or orange juice, blended with olive oil, is a tried-tested-trusted way of moisturizing - your skin benefits from the healing properties of olive and the Vitamin C from the citrus fruits. Overnight, massage mayonnaise on your face and neck â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it undoes the harm caused to your skin by sun, cold and pollution through the day. Aloe vera creams not only work as a good moisturizer, they also have anti-aging properties. This rich moisturizer is good for dry, rough, sunburned skin, chapped lips and elbows. Coconut oil is rich in vitamins and lipids that soften the skin. Cocoa butter smoothens the damaging effects of the sun and other external factors. Combined with coconut oil, it protects the skin from dry cold. Put a little warm coconut oil in your hair-scalp, it will remove dandruff & itchy scalps problem. Mustard oil with 2-3 drops of lemon juice in it makes a perfect moisturizer especially at bedtime. But the most important part is Eat well, sleep well & drink lots of water. Its the secret of a healthy, glowing & radiant skin. BY Saba Nabi PhD Scholar School of Biomedical Sciences Charles Sturt University (

Toppers which affect our Body metabolism & hence Brain


No Breakfast--People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration. Overeating-It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power. Smoking--It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease. High Sugar consumption--Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development. Air Pollution--The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency. Sleep Deprivation--Sleep allows our brain to rest. Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells. Head covered while sleeping--Sleeping with the head covered, increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decreases concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects. Working your brain during illness--Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain. Lacking in stimulating thoughts--Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage. Talking Rarely--Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.

BY Saba Nabi PhD Scholar School of Biomedical Sciences Charles Sturt University (


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THE 4TH YEAR TIP Every week we ask the most experienced person at this university to give us not so experienced a pro tip we only wish we had in our previous years. We call it, “The 4th Year Tip”

THIS WEEKS TIP: “Despite what you might think, you might actually learn someting by turning up to class.”


Bums Up

Bums DOWN Bums UP to copious jugs at Happy Hour Bums UP to Tonight Alive singer being hot Bums UP to Diablo 3 Bums UP to Emma for making boob cake Bums UP to awesome Red vs Blue art comp, especially Mat and his amazing work of art. Bums UP to that sexy purple mohawk Bums UP to rad night Bums UP to happy meal boxes

Bums DOWN to table tennis table not being set up Bums UP to having assignments finished Bums UP to Kat sexting at happy hour Bums UP to the return of bums Bums UP to free drinks Bums DOWN to the blue bunny painting that is conspiring to steal my happy hour jug Bums DOWN to no pool tables at happy hour

Bums UP to the ducks

Bums DOWN to scumbag for deleting one and a half assignments

Bums UP to being black

Bums DOWN to exams

Bums UP to the creepy rabbit

Bums DOWN to no food at happy hour

Bums UP to Wednesday nights

Bums DOWN to dining hall

Bums UP to Scott for bringing bums back

Bums DOWN to Sergio for that vulgar picture/ word bleachd into his hair

Bums UP to being sexy Bums UP to table tennis table at Crowbar


Bums DOWN to Evie not wanting a moustache


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