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John Lessing 23/11/1953 - 20/11/2010


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What up avid Scope readers? So it’s week 12 and if you’re anything like me, you rolled out of bed on Monday and went ‘ahhhh crap it’s week 12 and I’ve spent 11 weeks not studying.’ Good, good, good, good. You may have noticed I’m not Andra. Unfortunately, Andra was procrastinating in the African jungle over the weekend when a huge eagle-lion swooped down and took him in his massive jaws. The eaglelion took him to its nest high in the sky, where a female gorilla stole him and forced him to marry her. Thus, he is currently indisposed. Being week 12, this would be the last Scope for the semester. We hope it serves your procrastination needs - without taking away too much time from your studies. Fear not Bondies, the light at the end of the tunnel is shining brightly! Some study tips from the Scope team: 1. Wear comfy PJs to the batties; 2. Stock up on Red Bulls; 3. Buy plenty of study sweets; 4. Make a study playlist; 5. Keep a balance between work and play; 6. Try get some sleep; 7. Don’t start any new TV shows; 8. Carb up before your exams; 9. Wear socks in the exam hall; 10. Have faith in your knowledge. Our condolences go out to the Lessing family and friends. Bond has lost a great professor and friend, and he will be sorely missed. Jim Corkery’s obituary on pages 4 and 5 is a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. Don’t forget to support World Aids Day this week by getting down to Don’s on Thursday night. Wear red to show your support, and remember to tip your bar staff - 100% of their tips are going to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Well that’s all from us for 2010, we’ll be seeing you in the New Year! Good luck for your exams and final assignments. Happy holidays, Merry Christmas and may you all have a fantastic (and safe) New Years – no matter where you are celebrating. Good luck to all students who bid Bond adieu at the end of 103, safe travels to all who are jetting off over the break, and for everyone else – we’ll see you for more debauchery next semester. Over and out.

Weekly Busa Report

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Orbituary - John Lessing

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Bond Goes Red

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Photos

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Reviews

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Chocoholics Anonymous

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Trivia and Puzzles

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Scope Sport

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Andra.Nasrie..........................Editor

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Weekly BUSA Report

BUSA Executive Awards The BUSA Executive Awards are the culmination of 72 Sporting, Cultural and Social Clubs, 143 events, seminars and presentations, countless event approval forms and who knows how many sausage sizzles. Executive Drinks sponsored by our nightclub provider EAST is a way for BUSA to thank the hundreds of students who participate in Bond student life, and it gives us the chance to acknowledge clubs, events and persons who have contributed outstandingly for the semester. The award winners for Semester 103 were as follows: Best Cultural Club: The Exploration Society – For their outstanding array of events this semester that cater to a wide demographic of the student body. The founders of the society, Hugh Minson, Derek Fletcher and Danni Smythe are all in their final semester at Bond, and we thank them for their contribution. Best Sporting Club: The Squash Club – For their numerous competitions held during the semester, ensuring they are catering for those with a low and introductory skill level, while offering services to those who are experienced in the game of Squash. Best Small Event: BIAS Social Justice Trip – A new event on the Bond calendar, this trip enabled a small number of Bond student to travel to regional Australia to assist aboriginal communities with their learning and development through high school. This event was something different, not seen before at

Bond and we congratulate Ricky Macourt and his team for their efforts. Best Event: BUMS’ Live n Loud – A relatively new event run by one of Bond’s oldest cultural clubs. Live n Loud allowed a wide range of students to showcase their talents through acoustic sets, choirs and hard rock, while drawing in the largest crowd at Dons between 8.30 – 9.30 seen in quite a long time. Best FSA: HMSA - This was awarded to the HMSA for their continual growth and development, including the running of revision seminars, being fiscally responsible with all their social undertakings, strong academic representation, and new community engagement events such as organisation of the Bond Triathlon for Charity team and a new $10,000 sponsorship contract with MAP Superannuation. Well done to Tina and her team. Best General Staff Member: Wendy Bell – For her strong commitment and assistance to student groups at Bond, assisting in events, promotion and professionalization of student run initiatives during her time in the Development Office. Outstanding Contribution to Campus Life Enrico Wieland - Heavily involved in campus life. Rico is the president of AFL Club, where he led the club to a level in which they can compete in local competitions for 2011.

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Rico was also involved in Bond Investment Group in 2010 and has been a constant contributor to cultural and sorting events at Bond. Service to Students Award Adam Roberts – This award is given to Adam Roberts for his services given to all Bond students in the past 12 months in his capacity as President of BUSA. Adam dedicated large amounts of his time to ensure a number of milestones were reached during the 2009/2010 year, most importantly, the BUSA funding agreement with the University. BUSA sincerely thanks Adam for his outstanding services to students. Kritin Bothra Ashvind Prabahran - The Kritin Bothra award is the highest accolade BUSA can bestow upon a student at Bond. This year, it was awarded to Ashvind Prahaban for his outstanding academic results as a 2010 graduate of Medicine, his contribution to student life through his numerous representative roles, as well as his consistent involvement in cultural and sporting aspects of Bond, making him an outstanding choice for the Kritin Bothra for 2010. Special Mentions On a side note, BUSA would also like to formally acknowledge the work of the 2010 Bondstock committee. Hugh Minson, Lauren Gain, Georgina Chao, Callum Wood, Samantha Hogan and Andrew Dibden created a week that none of us will soon forget and BUSA sincerely thanks them for their contribution to student life.


Obituary John Lessing by Jim Corkery Associate Professor John Lessing of the Bond Law School passed away suddenly at his home in Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast, early Saturday morning 20 November 2010. He would have turned 57 on the following Tuesday 23 November. This eulogy was delivered at his funeral on 25 November on the Gold Coast.

How should I talk to you about our friend, neighbour, colleague, mentor, teacher – John Lessing? We recall his face easily to mind. At Bond Law, he was the most humane of us, the most tolerant, the last to take offence, the last to be negative. He was the first to acknowledge someone. He was the first to generously assist. He was the first also to look pleased by some good turn of events. His door was open, always. He was one of nature’s gentlemen, a ‘prince of a man,’ as someone wrote of him. In the 20 years I have known him, I have never heard him round on someone. I have never even seen him angry. He was measured and calm, yet sensitive. For us all, John has been the same man throughout the years – thoughtful, kind, and gentle. A classic, traditional man. John the sportsman: He was the only black belt in taekwondo who never wished to harm a fly. I never did see John in the karate hall. But sparring with John must have been a series of pulled punches and apologies, and praises from him for any efforts at all from the opponent. The closest he came to annoying anyone was in this – he did not age. His photographs from 1990 are the same as his photos from 2010. That’s not quite right, actually, because he looked

a bit better in 2010. Like the fine wines that he enjoyed, he was getting better with age. Bernie McCabe wrote yesterday, after seeing some photos; “Have you noticed John looks almost exactly the same (apart from the moustache) in almost every photograph taken over the space of 20 years?”

arrogance of the competitive academic lawyer. He would not rush his thoughts on law into print - he said he had nothing much to say, and that no one would be interested. When he did publish, he was amazed and delighted that so many people were reading his clear, concise and thoughtful writings.

I am not sure how many of you here have been taken by John on his walk through the woods, and down to the lake at the Hinze dam, near their house. A few months ago, John took me, along with some others, after one of his famous BBQs. He asked – “The long walk or the short walk?” And, “There is a bit of a climb at the end”. I knew he was fit. But the ‘bit of a climb at the end’ was a one kilometre uphill climb, carried out at a fast walk, with conversation. I was reduced to turning around and backing up the hill, trying to interest John in distant landmarks, and pausing as if to point out some feature - but really just trying to survive this climb. He had me beat, and just the smallest crinkle about the eyes said so.

I was stopped recently in Adelaide by a leading silk, who said he was citing “John Lessing’s excellent articles” in a major case there. We measure the success of academic articles by the number of downloads of the electronic version. One article John wrote for Vietnam and published in the Corporate Governance eJournal was so frequently downloaded – 1,200 times in 6 months - that it earned him the ePublications Scholar of the Year award this year. He found being ‘king of the downloads’ rather intoxicating. He would ask Paul White, Law Librarian, about the latest tally, and he wondered aloud about asking his entire Takeovers class to download his article each week.

He was, of course, an excellent sportsman – squash was his main game– but he was good at everything sport, rugby, golf, swimming. A bit of a natural. The scholar: When I first met him in 1990, he tentatively introduced himself – self-effacing but charming. He immediately put you at ease. John completely and utterly lacked the

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The Teacher: there have been many accolades. He was a good teacher in a top teaching Law School. One alumnus wrote: “John was a brilliant educator and friend of those who studied at Bond. His class of Takeovers and Securities Regulation was one that I and several close friends thoroughly enjoyed. I remember fondly discussing our ‘Coop-


ers’ assignment with John at a recent graduation drinks in Don’s Tavern, with John passionately discussing (and recalling) our semester of Takeovers. It is because of the brilliance and thoroughness of John that I and many of my cohort pursued a career in corporate law following our time at Bond...” John was indeed passionate about teaching, and about Bond University, which he helped establish. John travelled on corporate law work in recent years. In Vietnam, John, Liz Spencer, Jeremy Pearce, Tory Baumfield and alumnus Hop Dang were the ‘Bond hombres’, speaking to corporate law audiences. John was a low key star – personal and direct in his approach – he walked into this audience - a fine communicator. In Adelaide, more recently, John, Jay Forder, Bernie McCabe, Annette Greenhow and I were teaching and conferencing in a new style Colloquium on corporate governance law. They were memorable days. Fine wine: For years, John has kept on his wall an article that extolled the health benefits of red wine. He was a moderate man. But he did believe that moderation in red wine was to

be generously measured – for your health. His godfather ran a winery in South Africa - Kanonkop, from the Stellenbosch region of the Cape. To our delight, we recently discovered a rare bottle of finest Kanonkop wine, in a new wine shop in Kuala Lumpur, of all places. The bottle was duly purchased; and John’s godfather was duly toasted.

had been at a lengthy seminar at the Woodchoppers Inn. There we were, knocking on their door, announcing our intention to interview the new staff member. We were greeted by a smiling John, dapper in pyjamas and a dressing gown, who courteously invited us in; and, if we pleased, a coffee, a brandy and a cigar, and an offer to drive us all home.

A mark of his civility and graciousness, John was a wonderful host. Unforgettable were the memorable dinners he and Lydia conjured up – many of them also involving John’s remarkable mother, Margaret. I recall one dinner in their small house in Mudgeeraba, many years ago, when the rain poured down in torrents, and we were protected only by a temporary roof we had thrown over the outside deck. An evening of waterfalls, reminiscence and laughter concluded with John gently reminding his extrovert mother, who had fallen over the back of her chair, that it was probably bedtime; and she agreeing that probably it was. A legendary mother, an outstanding son.

Air guitars: John loved rock and roll. AC/DC, Cream, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles. When the evening was at its height, he would turn up the dial and – there it was to behold – air guitars. He played superbly. The last time I saw a performance, both father and son played – John and Josh. They played with equal verve. Jimi Hendrix would have learned something. I heard yesterday that John has even played air guitar on the Beijing-Shanghai train. One of the few to have done so, the authorities reckon. This man enjoyed his life.

When John and Lydia first moved into that house, just after arriving at Bond, Tony Tarr, Laurence Boulle and I turned up at 1.00am in the morning. We

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John was above all a gentle and humane person. Never in 20 years have I known him to judge anyone unfairly. He was the best of colleagues and the finest of friends. To say he will be missed hardly does it. Vale, John.


Bond Goes Red He lay in the dirt, surrounded by his own filth, his clothes releasing a nauseating odor. Shut away from friends, family, society, he had not seen the light of day for a week. He had no energy, not even enough to brush away the ants crawling over his skin, eating the scabs that had formed. He was dying. He had AIDS.

The virus is transmitted through the exchange of infected body fluids, including blood, semen, vaginal fluids or breast milk. Ways in which the infection can be transmitted can be through sexual contact, blood transfusions, the sharing of needles, such as to inject drugs, during childbirth and during breastfeeding.

This is a true story, told to me by a friend who had visited this man whilst on a recent trip to Papua New Guinea. This man is just one of the estimated 33.4 million people, throughout the world, who are living with HIV/AIDS. Around half of all people who contract the virus are infected before they are 25 years old, and dead before they are 35. HIV/AIDS is a threat to men, women and children in all corners of the world.

What can I do to help? Every year on the 1st December, people all over the world commemorate World Aids Day. Created by UNAIDS in 2004, this day has become an internationally recognized event. This year, World Aids Day falls on the Wednesday of Week 12. The Bond University United Nations Student Association (BUUNSA), with the support of the Bond University Student Association (BUSA) and Bond University, has decided to use this week to raise awareness, commemorate those who suffer from HIV/AIDS, celebrate the advancements relating to medical treatments, and raise funds for the campaign.

However, due to development and advancements within the medical industry, there are ways to live with the virus. Unfortunately for millions, especially those living in developing nations, such treatments are often unavailable, too expensive or inaccessible. Due to the increase in infection, HIV/AIDS has become one of the most important international health and security issues of the 21st century.

On Wednesday 1st, we are showing a free twilight screening of “The Lazarus Effect” at 7.30pm at the Amphitheatre. The film documents the transformative effects that antiretrovirals can have on people, their families and their communities where treatment for AIDS is accessible.

So what is HIV/AIDS? Are they the same thing? Am I at risk?

On Thursday 2nd, in support of the campaign, Don’s Tavern will “Go Red”. Come down and tip big, as staff members will be donating all tippings to the campaign. As usual Don’s will showcase great music, and there will be great prizes to be won through a raffle, with tickets available to purchase on the night. Make this night a big one and let some steam off before exams.

In 1985, scientists discovered the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The virus can only affect humans, and is a disease that weakens your immune system by destroying the cells (T-cells or CD4 cells) that are meant to fight illness and disease. Over time, HIV can destroy too many of the good cells, making your body unable to fight further disease and infection. This then leads to AIDS.

It would be great to have your support through purchasing of red ribbons or wristbands which will be on sale at the BUSA office throughout the week, as well as available at the screening on Wednesday night and at Don’s on Thursday night.

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the final stage of the infection. When your body has below a certain amount of good cells (CD4), and you contract further disease, you will be diagnosed with AIDS. It is recognized as a ‘syndrome’ as it is a collection of complications and diseases that occur after the immune system becomes completely inept at fighting further infection. In order to prevent death at this stage, treatment and special medical intervention is required.

HIV/AIDS is not only an issue prevalent in the depths of Africa, but a problem in our very own backyard. Help make a difference. We must not underestimate the power we possess to change people’s lives.

As you can see, HIV and AIDS are not the same thing. People can be HIV Positive, without having AIDS. Rather AIDS is the result of HIV.

10,327 people have been diagnosed with AIDS in Australia

- Jordan Pollock.

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There have been 6,762 AIDS-related deaths in Australia


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Horcrux Shmorcrux It’s that time of the year again where the frenzy about The Boy Who Lived has peaked with the release of the first part of the final installation of the Harry Potter series. For me, growing up with Harry and friends over the past decade has been nothing short of amazing. Needless to say, I was dying to watch the much-anticipated premier and as hoped, it did not disappoint. To say the movie did justice to the book would be an immense understatement. In fact, apart from the first two movies, I don’t remember feeling more satisfied with any of the other films. Having been drawn out into a two-part film, there was enough time to delve adequately into just about half of its 759-paged glory. The masterful storytelling of the intricate architecture encircling the Horcruxes and their stake on Lord Voldemort’s indestructibility also ascertained that Potter newbies weren’t left behind. Daniel, Rupert and Emma effortlessly executed their roles. The magical trio have blossomed from naïve, slightly-wooden starlets into charming young adults who are sure to steal hearts with their flawless performances. Rupert’s splendid portrayal of the gingerhaired Ron Weasley is also a sight not to be missed as he adds wit and comic relief to an otherwise rather ominous plot. Perfection was also seen in cinematography and the sets of the film. The Malfoy Manor, with its wroughtiron gates, was cast in a shadow of foreboding and doom and served as a perfect portrayal of its literary counterpart. The audience also enjoy English wilderness as they follow the trio in apparating from thick dense forests to vast mountain ranges. While the dark overtones of the film weren’t appreciated by some movie-goers, it would have otherwise been impossible to capture the essence of Rowling’s masterpiece and set the stage for Part II. Apart from the gloom, one could possibly only find fault in the fact that the series is drawing to a close. Come July 2011, hearts would break all over the world as Harry and his friends bid their final farewell to us Muggle earthlings. I, for one, am going to be armed with boxes of Kleenex for the last stand. To all the non-Potter fans out there, I dare you to give the series a shot. It’s never too late for some Potter lovin’. Besides, you’d be surprised at how much Rowling’s tales of courage and love leave you with.

9/10 ---Latha Deva

Scope Review

Top Five for 2010 The Amity Affliction – Youngbloods This is quite a good album. It has plenty of songs to keep the listener occupied without going overboard (as a lot of metal can). Be good, support local music (Brisbane). If you like hardcore/emo/punk, then this is a band that you will enjoy. The title track is one of my favourites. It is cleverly written, inspiring and downright enjoyable. Bring Me The Horizon - There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret. This album really brought it home for BMTH. It shows the growth of the band, and their ability to successfully incorporate different genres and artists into their work. Many a study nights has been accompanied by this album. Between the Buried and Me: Colors (Studio and Live albums) They weren’t released this year, but only came to my attention in 2010. This album is incredible: one continuous journey through every genre imaginable. The Live version is as incredible as the written, and deserves the 100% ratings it receives from critics. This is difficult music played flawlessly in a live environment. What’s not to like? August Burns Red – Home There are a lot of bands releasing live albums this year, and ABR does not disappoint. When I first heard this album, I wasn’t entirely happy with the singer’s performance. However, the entire album has grown on me. Featuring some tracks from every release, it caters for young and old fans of one of the greatest Christian metal band to have ever graced our presence. These guys are masters of their craft, and bring such talent to the genre. A must have band for any metal fan. Pierce the Veil – Selfish Machines This is such a brilliant album. For people who have not acquired a taste for metal, this is a good introductory album. Good clean vocals, great guitar work; and even more important, they can pull it off live as well. I really like this band, even though they do display more emo characteristics than I am normally comfortable with. SONGS: The Amity Affliction – Youngbloods Bring Me The Horizon – Don’t Go Anime Fire – Apophis (Destroyer of Worlds) Oh, Sleeper – Son of the Morning; and The New Breed Rise to Remain – Bridges Will Burn Each of these songs show the varying degrees of metal, and emphasise why I love this genre. Heavy music, soft and hard vocals, and excellent mastering/recording (a must for a metal band). If you haven’t dabbled in this genre, these songs are a great place to start.

- Peter Clayton


ALBUMS: High Violet – The National As a huge fan I swore I wouldn’t let this album top my list, but I’ve yet to come across a more impressively produced and consistently amazing and affecting record this year. The National exemplify everything to love about this darker brand of indie rock: from the swirling, reverb-drenched guitars in “Terrible Love,” to the muscular percussion of “Bloodbuzz Ohio”, to the dark-humoured, heartfelt nature of Matt Berninger’s beautifully self-deprecating lyrics in absolutely every song (the coda of “Conversation 16” is a personal favourite: “I was afraid I’d eat your brains/Because I’m evil”). High Violet is an exceptional addition to The National’s already impressive discography and a clear stand out for the year. Sir Lucious Leftfoot, The Son of Chico Dusty – Big Boi With this record, the underappreciated member of Outkast not only meets the hype surrounding his debut release but

goes above and beyond. Like, way, way beyond. Presented is some of the most creative hip hop of the year, with the impressive beats matched equally by the jawdropping lyrical majesty of Big Boi himself. Most of these tracks are club-monsters, and include the greatest 1-2-3 punch in recent memory: “Shutterbug”, “General Patton”, and “Tangerine” will leave you wondering where the hell this diversity in hip hop has been for so long. By the way, you know about ‘the David Blaine’? The Wild Hunt – The Tallest Man on Earth I won’t go into the actual height of the Tallest Man on Earth, nor the common Bob Dylan comparisons. I will mention, however, that the pure, wholesome folk produced by this Swedish troubadour is guaranteed to lighten your day and lift the weight from your shoulders. Whether he is gingerly picking the notes to “Troubles Will Be Gone” or strumming like a madman during “King of Spain”, the Tallest Man on Earth boils down a century of Americana influence into a work of simple acoustic

pleasure. The Monitor – Titus Andronicus My first listen to the entirety of The Monitor occurred in one sitting. It blew my mind. In this release, loosely based around the American civil war and life New Jersey, Titus Andronicus have seriously redefined ‘epic’. The Monitor is a genuine example of how to combine pounding rhythms, violent, beery guitar riffs, raw and literate lyrics, as well as the odd minute-long historical soliloquy, into a cohesive whole that is both staggering in scope and fun as all hell. For something to get the feet moving and the blood pumping, The Monitor soundtracks the pub brawl of your life Honourable Mentions: Cosmogramma – Flying Lotus; dense, complex, what this man can do with a beat is incredible Sit Down, Man – Das Racist; unpretentious, pop-culture referential hip hop Teen Dream – Beach House

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hilarating thing you’ll hear all year.

Tightrope – Janelle Monae What to say about the freshest new personality breaking through this year? Janelle Monae is a funky mix of Grace Jones, Prince, her Outkast mentors, and something else completely unique (to do with robots), and it all shines through in “Tightrope”. The jazzy riffs and bouncing bass back Monae’s amazingly soulful voice, with crazy alien backup vocals and big band brass thrown in for good measure. She even follows Big Boi’s guest appearance with a verse of her own, telling us how “she’s another flavour/something like a terminator.” I’d pick that flavour any day *wink*

Tangerine – Big Boi Ok, so I have man-crush on Big Boi. However, tracks like “Tangerine” blast any preconception that his music doesn’t deserve such attention. Beginning with a stomping, ghetto-tacular beat, guest T.I. lays the initial chorus before the star starts throwing down all-manners of innuendo like nothing you’ve heard yet. Words stream and tumble from Big Boi as he weaves his magic up, down, with, and against the thumping bass, all the time giving us lyrics that are both filthy and hilarious (“and I also love her throat action/ with a passion/loving in her mou-outh/for dental satisfaction”). Haters to the left ok?

Long Flight – Future Islands I apologise for the obscure choices, but do yourself a favour and check out Future Islands. The music of this “post-wave” (thanks blogosphere) trio from Baltimore is densely packed with grungy bass and poppy synthesisers, and features a frontman with the voice and stage antics of a Victorian-era towncrier on a three day coke bender. The band hits their stride with “Long Flight” which, with its dirty bass and unrelenting beat, expertly builds such tension that the release fourand-a-half minutes in may be the most ex-

Daisy – Fang Island Around the beginning of the year the blogosphere appeared to explode with praise for Fang Island. A little sceptical, I tentatively got hold of “Daisy” and clicked play. Fantastic life choice. This is guitar and percussion-heavy math rock infuesed with classic pop-punk sensibilities, and the powerful instrumentation will have you banging your head and running around just looking for someone to high-five. Apparently some of the band dress as wizards during shows; this is truly justified given the sheer magic of their musi-

cianship. Check out the incredibly fun video clip as well. I Only Know (What I Know Now) – James Blake Apparently, London artist James Blake is a ‘post-dubstep’ producer. I find this description particularly unhelpful, as I’m still unsure about what the previous stepping entailed exactly. However, I’ve enjoyed immensely the two EPs released by Blake this year, and this tune is a clear stand out. “I Only Know” is a lesson in ‘less is more’: it features a few piano notes, a number of three or four-second fractured vocal samples, a little bass, and a single handclap. Using these ingredients Blake crafts a haunting and atmospherically striking track, equal parts soul and delicate nostalgia. Listen late at night. What I Would Have Liked to Have Written About: Every song on High Violet Honourable Mentions: Return to Innocence – Das Racist; Deep Forest sample, all-time tipsy sing-a-long Fuck You – Cee-Lo; vernacular classic Bad Romance- Lady Gaga; ‘nuff said


CHOCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - By Milly Arsic

Stress. Procrastination. Anxiety. The only solution is chocolate. There’s nothing like it to sooth the soul and quench your decadent desires. In light of such celebration for a snack that’s served us well, chocoholics alike can rejoice as we put you to the test. People say you are what you eat, but if you were a kind of chocolate, what would you be?

1. It’s Saturday night. You make 4. You’re in a club and someone 7. Finally a job interview! You: plans to go: is trying to pick you up. You:

a. Don’t want to sound rehearsed so a. Camping at Mount Warning a. Play along but pull away at the last give practice a miss b. Know everything there is to know b. Nothing, chilling at home is fine minute c. On a date with a mysterious stranger b. With the lowlife in this place? Hells no! about the company c. Flirt with the manager for brownie d. Babysitting your auntie’s brat of a c. Flirt and tease points daughter d. Reply with a cheesy pickup line d. Ask how much you get paid e. Surfers, of course e. Regret last night e. Can see their mouth moving but 2. Your friend and you are argu- 5. You finally realised you forgot don’t know what they’re saying

ing over a girl / guy. You:

a. Start a fight b. Tell them they can have dibs c. Walk away without saying anything d. Start pulling your hair and crying e. Tell them they win, you’ll find someone hotter

3. It’s study week. You are:

it was your best friend’s birth8. You decide to impress your day. You: significant other with dinner. a. Say you were just kidding, of course you You: remembered b. Call them up and apologise, you’ll make up for it c. Buy them chocolate d. Say you were really sick all day e. Comment on their Wall

a. Juggling study, work and play 6. It’s Christmas day. You hope b. Studying to your heart’s content someone’s gotten you: c. Thinking two hours should do it d. Seriously freaking out a. A fishing rod e. Studying and on Facebook…um, giv- b. Whatever ing advice to a friend c. Something you can use to please yourself d. Harry Potter movies e. A tonne of body products

a. Might as well be on Master Chef b. Keep it simple with roast c. Add a few aphrodisiacs for good measure d. Order takeaway instead e. Accidentally put baking power instead of icing sugar on the cake

9. Time to hit the movies. You decide to watch: a. Bombs, blasts and burnouts b. Something to bring on the chuckles c. X Rated d. 3D Animation e. Rom-Com


What kind of chocolate are you? Mostly As: Caramel

Hayley McDermott You don’t mind embracing your wild side. Always in for kicks and thrills, you love taking risks and straying onto unknown paths. You’re pretty skilled when it comes to doing things with your hands and enjoy getting physical. You love trying new things and take life as it comes. But being so pressure driven, you need to make sure that things don’t get to you – it’s good to take a day off and smell the roses sometimes.

Mostly Bs: Dairy

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The light at the end of the tunnel Food at Christmas

You’re what most people would describe as sweet but modest, always putting others before you. Clearly driven, you know what you want in life so you don’t care what anyone else thinks. Not one for following trends, you have your own style and don’t let things get to you, no matter how bad. You are always there for your friends and family, but just remember it’s not always a bad thing to spoil yourself too.

Mostly Cs: Turkish Delight

Dark and seductive, you like to get in touch with your senses. You enjoy being a flirt and strutting your stuff on the dance floor. You don’t like people reading you; it’s always good to keep them on edge. You put yourself first and always make sure someone else is the one doing the chasing. It’s all fun and games but you need to know your limits, or else, you might end up looking the fool.

Mostly Ds: Cherry Ripe

To say you’re young and naïve would be an understatement. You’re the kind of person that’s not only young at heart, but young in spirit too. You like to reveal your feelings and get things done your way. People admire your innocence, but watch out because not everyone’s out to hold your hand. Being inquisitive will definitely help you source out hidden agendas.

Mostly Es: Crunchie

You’ve got a confession to make. You may look smart but you’re a blonde on the inside. Fun-loving and bubbly, people like to be around you. You’re the life of the party and you sure know how to show it. You smile and laugh like there’s no tomorrow, but just be sure not to hold your head too high. Jealousy won’t win you any friends, nor will playing dumb. Sometimes it’s good to blend in.

Where is the love?

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Vidhya Raman Love, has been floating around us for the past two weeks. To those of you who were unaware or uninformed, Jashika Dhillon and I conducted a Clothes Charity Drive that took place Wednesday last week. Being our first big project (or project of any sought) at Bond, it was a task. Like all things that need to be accomplished, we shed blood, sweat, and tears. OK, I exaggerate; but you get the gist. Suffice to say, we were overwhelmed with the end product. The clothes we gathered from all the buildings on campus (including clothes we managed to ‘snag’ from our kind-hearted and generous friends - I’m good at sucking up), totalled about 25-30 full garbage bags. Far more than what we expected. A special thanks to the following people who we managed to blackmail into helping us knock from door-to-door. Note: this thanks automatically excludes us from any liability of injured knuckles or future back problems. You guys are so awesome it’s not even funny (names are listed in no particular order): Mary Pia Byrne, Iris Gajic, Rachel Lucas, Samuel Nowland, Alisha Ali, Jordan Mortimore, Robert Rooney, Jorja Wallace, Remmy Clay, Ashley Adams and Harry Grewal. Also, to the following people who provided us with transport and access to the necessary buildings: Zain Kazi, Peter Clayton, Jason Miller, Michael O’Meera and Alan White. But most of all, thank YOU for pulling out clothes randomly from your cupboards while we came to collect! We will forever be in your debt. All proceeds have been donated to St Vincent De Paul. For more information about how you can help out, visit their website at: http://www.vinnies. org.au/home-act

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Tired of being on campus but have a great car park?

Sample dishes from our menu:

Walk the short distance to the Lake Café: quality coffee, breakfast, lunch, or dinner, on the waters edge. Fully licensed. Oh, and those cupcakes…

Toasted turkish with roasted mediterranean vegetables, fetta and avocado Lake’s baguette with leg ham, jarlsberg cheese, pesto and rocket

Don’t forget, for the bargain hunters and the hungry:

Baguette with turkey breast, avocado, cranberry sauce and mixed leaves

Lake Monday and Tuesday Night: serve of bread and pasta/risotto/pizza of your choice, including a beverage $20

Warm bagel, chive cream cheese, smoked salmon, red onions, capers

235 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes (under the clock tower) Open 7 days from 7.00am Dinner Monday to Saturday (t): 5578 9962 www.varsitylake.com.au facebook: lake café www.fishinghq.com.au

BLT: bacon, lettuce, tomato and fries Triple decker club sandwich: chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce, tomatoes, aioli Open faced steak sandwich stack with cos, eggplant and zucchini pickle, fillet steak, caramelised balsamic onions and fries Organic sourdough gourmet pizza Margherita - tomato, oregano, mozzarella Prosciutto, roma tomato, bocconcini, basil Pepperoni, olives, napoli, mozzarella, baby spinach Mediterranean vegetable, pumpkin, fetta and rocket Capricciosa - tomato, salami, ham, mushroom, olives, mozzarella

 

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brain teasers

trivia Logic Puzzles RIDDLES 1. Mountains will crumble and temples will fall, and no man can survive its endless call. What is it? 2. I’m a riddle in nine syllables, An elephant, a ponderous house, A melon strolling on two tendrils O red fruit, Ivory, fine timber! The loaf’s big with it’s yeasty rising Money’s new minted in this fat purse. I’m a means, a stage, a cow in calf. I’ve eaten a bag of green apples Boarded the train there’s no getting off. 3. What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps? 4. What gets whiter the dirtier that it gets? 5. What’s the greatest worldwide use of cow hide? 6. Four men were in a boat on the lake. The boat turns over, and all four men sink to the bottom of the lake, yet not a single man got wet! Why? 7. An officer wishing to arrange his men in a solid square found by his first arrangement that he had 39 men left over. He then started increasing the number of men on a side by one, but found that 50 additional men would be needed to complete a new square. How many men did the officer have? 8. What kind of can never needs a can-opener? 9. You have a barrel of oil, and you need to measure out just one gallon. How do you do this if you only have a three-gallon container and a five-gallon container? 10. What stinks when living and smells good when dead?

XMAS ANAGRAM My father gave me a brain teaser with two groups of words missing. The four words in each group are anagrams of each other. I’ve solved the first group, but I’m stuck on the second group. Can you help? Time to decorate the Christmas tree! Putting up the lights was my job, but after that it was time to ENLIST some help. While the kids were busy adding TINSEL, I put on some music to LISTEN to; my favourite song is “SILENT Night”. After we finished decorating the Christmas tree, I hung the stockings on the __1__. Feeling a chill, I looked down and had to __2__ my __3__ lapse; the fire was out. I threw on my __4__ and stepped out into the cold night to gather some firewood. Upon my return, we were soon roasting chestnuts and sipping eggnog to complete a wonderful evening.

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WORDS TO FIND IN CHRISTMAS WORD PUZZLE: BIRTH CAROLS CHRISTIANS CHRISTMAS CLAUSE COMMEMORATING COOKIES DECEMBER DECORATIONS ELVES FELIZ FESTIVE GIFTS JESUS MERRY MISTLETOE NATIVITY NAVIDAD ORNAMENTS POINSETTIA REINDEER RUDOLPH SANTA SCROOGE SNOW SNOWMAN STOCKING TRADITIONS TREES TURKEY TWENTYFIFTH WINTER XMAS

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Scope Sport Bondies fire up for 2010 BOND AFL CUP

Dear Bond AFL Community, It is my extreme pleasure to announce that the Bond AFL Bullsharks have officially been accepted into the AFLQ for the 2011 season. This is the first time in history that Bond University will be represented in the official Queensland Australian Football League and is a massive achievement for the Club. The acceptance comes as the Bond AFL Club executives were able to propose and sign a facility use agreement with the Robina Roos Footy Club which means all home games of the Bond AFL Bullsharks will be played on the Robina Footy Oval only a couple of minutes from the actual University complex. To celebrate this achievement and spread the footy fever around campus, the Bullsharks will host the first ever BOND AFL CUP tournament. This Saturday 4th of December, from 1pm on the Bond Sport-fields, 4 teams captained by Taylor McPhail, Jack Tronson, Enrico Wieland & Jordan Gauder will fight for victory to claim the Bond AFL Cup trophy. The final game is expected to finish around 4pm. The games will be composed of 4 teams of 10 players each with two 20 minute halves. The Cup is based on a social level and anyone who is keen on kicking around a kangaroo leather ball and tackle some Bond mates should get involved. Throughout the afternoon there will be a gourmet BBQ including drinks. After the tournament the Bond AFL Club will hold presentations for this year’s best and fairest players, with votes having been collected from each exhibition game this year. To sign up for one of the teams just send an email with your name to Coach Rob (Robert.Libeau@student.bond.edu.au). Deadline to sign up is this Thursday 2nd of December. The teams will be picked by the 4 captains and the signup fee is $10 and includes food & drinks for the whole afternoon. Here is the perfect way to take a break from studies, stay fit and have some fun with your mates, don’t miss it.

- Enrico Wieland Training Events and Times


ROWING REVIEW

- with Coach Andrew Butler and President Lachlan White

The Bond Rowing Club has reached an agreement with Rowing guru, Andrew Butler from Somerset Rowing Club, to oversee the growth and development of a strong and successful Rowing squad. I sat with the president of the Rowing Club, Lachlan White, and newly appointed Coach Andrew Butler to get an inside look at the future for rowing at Bond. How long have you been involved with the sport of Rowing? Coach Andrew: I started rowing in 1988 and rowed at Australian Championships from 1991-2002. I tend to row very occasionally as I am usually in the coaching boat 6 days a week. I also have dabbled in surfboats for a bit of fun! What was your personal career highlight (as an athlete or coach)? Coach Andrew: As a rower I represented Australia between 1995 and 2001 winning a bronze medal at the 2000 World Championships. I have coached several state crews in South Australia and in 2007 I coached Australian Women’s double scull at the 2007 World Junior Championships What is your vision for rowing at Bond one year from now? 5 years from now? Coach Andrew: In 2011 I would like to see a well structured introduction to rowing and social rowing program. I would also like to take crews to compete at the Australian University Rowing Championships at the end of September, as well a variety of other regattas. Down the track the goal is to provide a pathway and the support for Bond University students to strive for and reach the highest level of rowing, giving the opportunity for students to gain selection in state and ultimately Australian rowing teams.

Lachlan: Over the course of the next year I think the main focus would be to attend the university games and some interstate regattas and perform competitively. As the 2011 University Games will be returning to the Gold Coast it will be great to be able to compete well especially against the University of Queensland and Griffith University, two quite successful clubs. I think Bond definitely has the potential to successfully cater for a competitive rowing program. There seem to be quite a lot of students here that have rowed in the past who are waiting for the opportunity to be part of a club. What else does Bond need before it becomes an elite rowing club? Lachlan: To become a competitive club Bond needs some keen students who are prepared to take the sport seriously. Whether people have rowed in the past or wish to learn it would be great to get some committed people along. Persistence prevails when all else fails. The focus for next semester (111) will be to form a competitive group of rowers. The ideal number of people prepared to row competitively is approximately 20. This will allow the club to row as first and second grade teams in both the mens and women’s divisions. The competitive rowing program will begin with three coached training sessions on the water a week. Closer to regattas that will be likely to increase as those of you who have rowed before would recall. These sessions will be running at 6am. Those who do not wish to row competitively although would still like to become a part of the club will also be catered for. Once a week the shed will be open for those who wish to come along and have a row at their own leisure. If you are interested in rowing, please drop in to the BUSA Office or contact Lachlan White at Lachlan.white@student. bond.edu.au

- Sarah Cobourn

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Bond University Yearbook 2010 copies available at the BUSA office pick up yours today! $10 or free if you are a SAM-paying student


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