Welcome to Week 11 Bondies!
They say the second time’s the charm and it could not be more true for my upcoming term on BUSA. With no ice queens in the foreseeable future, it looks like it will be a great year for postgrads. My main goal when deciding to continue in my role as the Postgraduate Liaison was to increase postgraduate representation within the Bond community. Not only was postgrad representation lacking within faculties, it was also lacking in the executive of BUSA. Postgrads and mature age students make up 20% of the student body and it is imperative that their concerns are voiced appropriately. To fill that void, I now sit on the BUSA executive and it is my intention that this role will be an elected position in next year’s BUSA elections. Furthermore, I am currently liaising with all the faculty student associations to make postgrad representation mandatory within each faculty. The benefits need not be explained.
We are on the home stretch now ... I don’t mean to alarm you but there is 2 weeks until exams. If you are like me, and the sheer number of missed lectures and tutorials are beginning to dawn on you, don’t hit the panic button just yet - there is STILL TIME.
Harena With a brand new committee taking the reigns, the PGSA in conjunction with MedSoc, hosted the first postgraduate/mature age student dinner at Burleigh Heads Surf Club. This sold-out event saw postgrad students from all faculties come together for drinks and a gourmet dinner by the sunset.
Life at Bond hasn’t been slowing down, despite the approach of the end of semester. We have had plenty of events this week, including the PGSA’s Black and White, which was in high demand and was a huge success, Death by Desserts, Live and Loud and Diwali were also celebrated. Each of these events had a massive turn-out from the Bond community which is a great show of support and spirit. There are some great snaps from all of these events too, so check out pages 14 and 15 for them.
Black & White The PGSA’s signature event Black & White ended up being bigger than ever before. We expanded capacity twice and sold tickets at the bus to guilt tripping postgrads! This event saw postgrads, dressed in their best black & white clothes, party 230 meters above Surfers Paradise at the observation deck of the Q1, with a 360 degree view of the Gold Coast. With gourmet canapés, VIP entitlements and great music the night couldn’t have been better. When the clock hit midnight, in true Cinderella style, we all ran from the Q1 straight to Liv Nightclub to party hard with schoolies. ‘Cougars and Cradlerobbers’ anyone?
Lily Newton’s article, Childhood Lessons, on page 4 really made me nostalgic for the simplicities of life as a child. I’ve found myself being hit with lots of nostalgia this past week with the return of schoolies also - making me long for that time in your life when you have absolutely no responsibiliLunch with Alan Finch ties or obligations to fulfil and life is Next Monday, the PGSA will be hosting the semesterly ‘Lunch with Alan Finch’. This utterly carefree. I’ll take this opis your one chance to have your say with the Pro-Vice Chancellor while getting a free portunity to make a plea to all of lunch! Okay maybe I lied. This is one of two chances a semester to have lunch with Alan you Bondies with a sense of pride Finch. There have been some candid discussions about development of the sport fields, undergrad/postgrad separation and those questionable program advisors we have all had please, PLEASE don’t succumb to to deal with. If you are interested in attending this lunch and have some feedback, please the appeal of being a toolie. Don’t email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot. be that person. Just, don’t. If you have any questions, concerns or feedback for the PGSA, feel free to contact me at any point. I am always looking to service our postgraduate and mature students better and I cannot do that without your support, feedback and suggestions. It’s that time of the semester where assessments pile up and profile pics change more frequently than usual. I leave you with some postgrad wisdom for you to remember. Procrastination is like masturbation - in the end, you are screwing yourself.
Anyway, happy studying Bondies, and see you next week for the last issue of the sem! Love Caro x
I will never forget that feeling of shock and horror when I walked in on my cousins watching the animated series of Bananas in Pajamas. Yes. Animated. Two very unlucky bananas are now unemployed. One late night this semester, in my finest form of procrastination yet, I began YouTubing ‘90’s TV shows. I reminisced my childhood daily routine – coming home from primary school, tuning into the end of ‘Passions’ on channel 7 (like The Bold and The Beautiful, only with a witch and her creepy midget sidekick Timmy), switching over to ABC kids to watch some ‘Arthur’ or ‘Anamoroph’, or if I was lucky, ‘The Secret World of Alex Mack’ would be on, where I would then pretend that I too was a piece of goo that could slide under doors. Then it was time for ‘The Simpsons’ if mum wasn’t home. I knew I was in for a good night when Treehouse of Horror was on… But it got me thinking – I actually learnt a lot from ‘90s kids shows. More than two talking animated Bananas could teach me now (pfft, how unrealistic). Here are a few things I learnt: Arthur (HEY! DW!): Ah, Arthur the aardvark. Possibly my fave show. I was also a member of the Arthur book club. I was sent an Arthur book every month until the club went broke. My absolute favorite was when Arthur and Francine went to the movies on Valentine’s Day, and in order to avoid kissing Francine ‘coz she had bad breath, Arthur instead left behind a packet of Hershey’s kisses while Francine was left hanging. Arthur had the most interesting friends – Buster Baxter the bunny (try saying that when drunk), Muffy Crosswire the monkey, Francine Frensky the (Jewish) Monkey, Brain the bear, Prunella the rat and Sue Ellen Armstrong the cat. I think Arthur taught us all to accept people no matter their gender or race, or in the case of the show, what type of animal they were. Rats are accepted in Arthur’s world, and even a Monkey can be Jewish. WHAT A WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY, HEY! The Magic Schoolbus: Easily the most exciting show on TV. A school bus that could take you ANYWHERE (except school). Space, swamps, you name it. We were always in for a good time with Ms. Frizzle. The show tried to make me excited about learning, and for a short period of time, it worked. I did start a strike however when my year 1 teacher refused to take our class to Saturn after I’d watched Ms Frizzle take hers. The aim of the show was to improve science education in children and it really did work. I learnt all about the body when the students shrunk to the size of blood cells and had to go inside a fellow student’s body. I learnt all about the sea when the bus turned into a stingray. It was such an educational and fun show. Degrassi Junior High: LOL. All this show taug I will never forget that feeling of shock and horror when I walked in on my cousins watching the animated series of Bananas in Pajamas. Yes. Animated. Two very unlucky bananas are now unemployed. One late night this semester, in my finest form of procrastination yet, I began YouTubing ‘90’s TV shows. I reminisced my childhood daily routine – coming home from primary school, tuning into the end of ‘Passions’ on channel 7 (like The Bold and The Beautiful, only with a witch and her creepy midget sidekick Timmy), switching over to ABC kids to watch some ‘Arthur’ or ‘Anamoroph’, or if I was lucky, ‘The Secret World of Alex Mack’ would be on, where I would then pretend that I too was a piece of goo that could slide under doors. Then it was time for ‘The Simpsons’ if mum wasn’t home. I knew I was in for a good night when Treehouse of Horror was on… But it got me thinking – I actually learnt a lot from ‘90s kids shows. More than two talking animated Bananas could teach me now (pfft, how unrealistic). Here are a few things I learnt: Arthur (HEY! DW!): Ah, Arthur the aardvark. Possibly my fave show. I was also a member of the Arthur book club. I was sent an Arthur book every month until the club went broke. My absolute favorite
was when Arthur and Francine went to the movies on Valentine’s Day, and in order to avoid kissing Francine ‘coz she had bad breath, Arthur instead left behind a packet of Hershey’s kisses while Francine was left hanging. Arthur had the most interesting friends – Buster Baxter the bunny (try saying that when drunk), Muffy Crosswire the monkey, Francine Frensky the (Jewish) Monkey, Brain the bear, Prunella the rat and Sue Ellen Armstrong the cat. I think Arthur taught us all to accept people no matter their gender or race, or in the case of the show, what type of animal they were. Rats are accepted in Arthur’s world, and even a Monkey can be Jewish. WHAT A WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY, HEY! The Magic Schoolbus: Easily the most exciting show on TV. A school bus that could take you ANYWHERE (except school). Space, swamps, you name it. We were always in for a good time with Ms. Frizzle. The show tried to make me excited about learning, and for a short period of time, it worked. I did start a strike however when my year 1 teacher refused to take our class to Saturn after I’d watched Ms Frizzle take hers. The aim of the show was to improve science education in children and it really did work. I learnt all about the body when the students shrunk to the size of blood cells and had to go inside a fellow student’s body. I learnt all about the sea when the bus turned into a stingray. It was such an educational and fun show. Degrassi Junior High: LOL. All this show taught me was about what NOT to do at high school. I think I was much too young when I started watching it. I had no idea why two teens were ‘cuddling’ and playing with ‘balloons’ in the bushes on the school field trip, or why that girl was kissing her teacher. Very disturbing. Lizzie McGuire (not so ‘90s): My high school experience was very different to H. Duff ’s. First off, I didn’t wear pink and purple streaks in my hair and no way would I have let my mum make me wear a unicorn jumper to school photo day. But it did teach me the value of friendship and family. No matter what went wrong in Lizzie’s life – if Ethan ignored her, if Kate was being a bitch, or if Paolo was actually dubbing when he sung in The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Lizzie’s friends (Miranda and Gordo) and her family were always there for her. I am still utterly confused as to what Lizzie saw in Ethan when Gordo was there all along. Was anyone else disappointed when Miranda didn’t even get a mention in the movie?! Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Once again, another show that taught me about family values. I was always really confused as to why Sabrina never lived with her parents, but her beautiful, magical aunts were always there for her whenever she was in a sticky situation with Harvey or at school, as was her totally awesome wizard-trapped-in-animal-form cat, Salem. Salem, whom was banished to the other realm as a cat after he tried to take over the world, was always full of gags and wonderful advice - “The sound of a can opener is the only thing that keeps me alive”. Little Elvis and the Truckstoppers: This show taught me that MARBLES ARE COOL! I wanted to be adopted just like Elvis, and show up on my parent’s doorstep in the night. Harry Potter definitely tried copying this scene, but was much less effective without the guitar case that Elvis arrived in. Daria: (Excuse me… Excuse me… You’re standing on my neckkkk). The bitchiest teenager around, I think Daria taught me how NOT to talk to people if I wanted them to like me. This was also my first insight into high school cliques before Mean Girls came along. The first indies I ever saw – Daria, Jane and Trent, the populars – Quinn, Sandi, Stacy, Tiffany, and the football jocks. And who could ever forget that crazy teacher on acid with his eyes and veins popping out of his head? Hey! Arnold!: Everyone, despite prior belief, Arnold was in fact NOT wearing a kilt, just a very long shirt. Arnold definitely taught me not judge a book by its
cover, or more importantly, judge people on how they look (even if they do have a football head). Even the resident mean girl Helga turned out to be nice (in a stalkerish way) after years of collecting Arnold’s used gum for her Arnold shrine. It was also one of the first politically correct cartoons, with Arnold’s best friend being the coolest black dude around, Gerald. Not sure about how Marge Simpson felt about him copying her hairstyle though. More Flashbacks: Okie Doke, Fireman Sam, Johnson and Friends, Angry Beavers, the Ren and Stimpy show, the Saddle Club (HELLO WORLD, THIS IS MEEE), Mildred Hubble, Sitting Ducks, Miami 7 (S Club 7), Barney, Ace Lightning, Charmed. ht me was about what NOT to do at high school. I think I was much too young when I started watching it. I had no idea why two teens were ‘cuddling’ and playing with ‘balloons’ in the bushes on the school field trip, or why that girl was kissing her teacher. Very disturbing. Lizzie McGuire (not so ‘90s): My high school experience was very different to H. Duff ’s. First off, I didn’t wear pink and purple streaks in my hair and no way would I have let my mum make me wear a unicorn jumper to school photo day. But it did teach me the value of friendship and family. No matter what went wrong in Lizzie’s life – if Ethan ignored her, if Kate was being a bitch, or if Paolo was actually dubbing when he sung in The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Lizzie’s friends (Miranda and Gordo) and her family were always there for her. I am still utterly confused as to what Lizzie saw in Ethan when Gordo was there all along. Was anyone else disappointed when Miranda didn’t even get a mention in the movie?! Sabrina The Teenage Witch: Once again, another show that taught me about family values. I was always really confused as to why Sabrina never lived with her parents, but her beautiful, magical aunts were always there for her whenever she was in a sticky situation with Harvey or at school, as was her totally awesome wizard-trapped-in-animal-form cat, Salem. Salem, whom was banished to the other realm as a cat after he tried to take over the world, was always full of gags and wonderful advice - “The sound of a can opener is the only thing that keeps me alive”. Little Elvis and the Truckstoppers: This show taught me that MARBLES ARE COOL! I wanted to be adopted just like Elvis, and show up on my parent’s doorstep in the night. Harry Potter definitely tried copying this scene, but was much less effective without the guitar case that Elvis arrived in. Daria: (Excuse me… Excuse me… You’re standing on my neckkkk). The bitchiest teenager around, I think Daria taught me how NOT to talk to people if I wanted them to like me. This was also my first insight into high school cliques before Mean Girls came along. The first indies I ever saw – Daria, Jane and Trent, the populars – Quinn, Sandi, Stacy, Tiffany, and the football jocks. And who could ever forget that crazy teacher on acid with his eyes and veins popping out of his head? Hey! Arnold!: Everyone, despite prior belief, Arnold was in fact NOT wearing a kilt, just a very long shirt. Arnold definitely taught me not judge a book by its cover, or more importantly, judge people on how they look (even if they do have a football head). Even the resident mean girl Helga turned out to be nice (in a stalkerish way) after years of collecting Arnold’s used gum for her Arnold shrine. It was also one of the first politically correct cartoons, with Arnold’s best friend being the coolest black dude around, Gerald. Not sure about how Marge Simpson felt about him copying her hairstyle though. More Flashbacks: Okie Doke, Fireman Sam, Johnson and Friends, Angry Beavers, the Ren and Stimpy show, the Saddle Club (HELLO WORLD, THIS IS MEEE), Mildred Hubble, Sitting Ducks, Miami 7 (S Club 7), Barney, Ace Lightning, Charmed.
1. Establish and follow a ‘no yelling’ rule. Yelling is a sign that you have lost respect for what the other person is trying to say, and will only result in a more hostile discussion. It’s very difficult to calm your temper down once the yelling has begun. Besides, in what world is it acceptable for you to yell and scream at a friend? It sure as hell is not acceptable to yell at someone you love. 4. Speaking of apologising, make sure that when you’re wrong, no matter how proud you are, or how right you think you are… Saying sorry early will eliminate a lot of problems in the future. Be ready to admit that you are wrong and if you offend them (even if you don’t understand how) to say the ‘S’ word. By saying sorry, you are validating their anger and 99% of the time, validation calms people down rather than antagonising them. It may be the hardest word to say – but in the long run, it’s the easiest way to fix a problem.
3. 2. Be aware that while they are Take the time to recognise priorities there to support you emotionally, try for the both of you, and voice them. not to unleash the crazy. Sure you’re Without some proper communicasexy now, but after a few weeks of bitching about other people/blamtion, the first thing to disappear ing others for your issues/ having will be your sex life. That’s never awful moods swings… that sex good. Ever. Sex is awesome. If your appeal is going to dry uppp. And significant other needs to study as we have already established: for an exam for Friday, don’t try sex = good! Make sure that if you go overboard saying sorry to pressure them into clubbing tois first on the menu. night – it will only end in tears of frustration or feeling neglected.
5. Sleep naked with them. Studies have shown that the touch of skin whilst sleeping increases intimacy, self-esteem, confidence and lowers stress levels. Who are you to deny yourself the ability to feel attractive with almost no effort? Plus, lowering anxiety can only improve the results of stressful exam periods.
8. 7. LAUGH – find Girls: understand the importance of letting the guy be masculine. Remember to stroke time to tease, banter, his ego; tell him how great he is. Let him do create in-jokes, tell jokes, whatever it is that guys do (and for some be the butt of a joke etc. reason finds fun) like: go to the gym, fix cars and stand around admiring engines regardRelationships are supposed less of whether they know what they are to be fun, and if yours is looking at. Guys: Let the girl be feminine. becoming a blur of arguMake sure you build her up, tell her she’s gorgeous. Society demands that women ing, breaking up, getting feel terrible about themselves. If you want back together, bitching and us to look our best, don’t complain about mistrust… there won’t be any the time it takes for us to get ready – we do it for you. Let us be women, we want time to laugh. If you don’t to gush over pretty dresses, contradict have fun with your current our own opinions and generally do significant other: fix it or ditch things that you won’t understand. it.
6. Accept that you are going to have different opinions. You may need to re-think your choice to proceed with dating if major opinions are in complete opposition; though, it is usually fairly simple to deal with. Remember to treat them with respect and their right to an opinion… and in the paraphrased words of Stephen Fry: Having the right to an opinion respected and having the opinionp respected itself are completely separate.
9. Don’t be ‘selfish’. Speaks for itself… if you want to get some, be prepared to give some.
11. 10. Lastly, the infaHonesty. Now this may seem a mous “Relationship Diet”. I’m not no-brainer for the last rule, but sure which self-justifying fat person thought you’d be surprised how many little white lies/half-truths/ this up, but being in a relationship does not tale twisting goes on both in give you license to pile on 10 kilos. “The friendships and relationships. Freshman 15” is a myth too (unless you actuSure, some are there to spare our ally use up your food plan money at the bra feelings, but if you tell the wrong one, you could find yourself sinbefore the end of semester). Ladies, as much gle in about 2.3 seconds flat. The as you want to tell yourself that he loves you lie of “yes dear, I love that (insert for your personality… men are very superfood/clothing item/personality ficial, they’re attracted first and foremost trait/hobby/datpe idea” when to your appearance. Same applies for guys you don’t will only lead to repeat events because they think you like though, we don’t want to see a massive it. Be straight up about what you gut on a 18-22 year old were a set of abs do and don’t like. Though don’t used to be. Have some pride in your expect them to always agree. I have appearance and continue to be eye a dress I adore, but my boyfriend thinks the colour is awful. I’ll wear candy for your significant other! it anyway because at the end of the day, I’ll do what I goddamn want!
By Jake Bennetto For those of you who haven’t been hiding under a rock for the last 6 months, you’ll be fairly familiar with two phrases in particular: “Who needs … when you’ve got this much swag?” “YOLO” If you possess enough brain cells to be considered human, you most likely detest both of these phrases, and tend to dissociate yourself from the imbeciles who use them. Now don’t get me wrong, I respect class and style, and enjoy living life to the fullest just as much as the next guy, but my blood really boils when someone wearing eight mismatched items of clothing thinks they have ‘swag’, or when someone spends all of their rent money on booze, and expects their friends to support them, claiming ‘YOLO’ as their defence. I’m not exactly sure when the word ‘swag’ stopped meaning “an ornamental festoon of flowers, fruit, and greenery”, and started meaning “I am incompetent when it comes to being a responsible and productive member of society”, but somewhere along the line, humankind lost its way. However, I refuse to dwell on this new meaning of swag because, like most things, it’s probably a fad, and will be as lame as rolled-down jeans with running shoes by the time that J-Biebz reaches puberty (so hopefully only a couple of years). YOLO - you only live once. It’s a fantastic and inspiring approach to life, and should be embraced by all. Drake was correct in stating that you do in fact only live once (unless you’re of the Buddhist faith), and it is assumed that for this reason, you should make the most of the time that you have on this earth. It means that you should strive to reach your greatest potential in life, doing things that allow you to look back on your life with pride and contentment. It doesn’t mean that you should take that girl home with you who you are sure is riddled with STIs, and it doesn’t mean that you should drink your body weight’s worth of alcohol the night before a presentation – that just makes you a fool, and you deserve to contract that STI, or fail that preso. Drake has created thousands, if not millions, of horrible ‘YOLO monsters’ (LifeAccordingToJimmy) the world over, and it makes my soul weep for the human species. I actually quite like some of Drake’s songs, but Christ alive (!), if I had known of the epidemic that would sprout from that one line – You only live once, that’s the motto, n*****, YOLO – I would have gathered all of my worldly possessions and moved to the Central African Republic, where I can assure you that no one is YOLOing their life away. I expect that some of you will think, “this guy’s such a gimp, I bet that he spends most of his nights in the BATLabs, and rarely goes out”, and you’d be correct, but I’d rather be a hard-working member of society, than a swagged-out YOLO-moron who is despised by the rest of the educated world.
Haters, start hating.
These are just a few words guaranteed to strike fear, depression and/or panic into most students. University is a 2-3 year pit-stop between our teenager years and adulthood. A time where all we want to do is turn 18, drink as many shots as our abused livers can handle, party until sunrise, make new friends, and hook up with the hot ones. It should be a stage of our life where worries are cast out the window and these simple few years are the ones where we are the most free… However, it is also a breeding ground for mental disorders. The daily stresses from the university life can leave you with symptoms of depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders, social anxiety and even suicidal thoughts. This is a serious concern of mine, continually finding out that more and more people that I am friends with are just like me. Stressed to the brink, terribly depressed and losing the motivation to aim for higher grades. Sadly, this is not an article to fit-all or fix-all. I’ve never had an eating disorder or social anxiety, yet I’m sure that a few of the steps for coping with negative thoughts may be applicable. Sure, I feel helpless when it comes to assisting others get out of a depressive spiral. Hell, it usually ends up in a “who-has-it-worse” circle-jerk until we’re halfway through a bottle of Smirnoff. What I can do though, is make it better for myself... and hopefully by writing this out, I can also help others cope. It makes me sad to know that suicide is one of the leading causes of death for students. Some steps to coping with negative thought patterns: 1. Validation: you are not alone. University and the expectations of you to succeed are immense. Add the massive student debt hanging over your head, and it is understandable that you’re feeling a little upset. You are not alone. Everyone is going to hide the extent of their stress because everyone else is. I’m willing to eat my hat if you can find someone at Bond who can honestly answer “good” to “how are you” this week. 2. Look at the past: You did it! You’re here, after all the years of study in school and the grades you got to be accepted into university. You did yourself proud and you got through the struggles of high school exams. You’ll be able to do it again, just breathe. 3. Meditation: Yes, I know. It sounds like a bunch of pseudo-science or a class you take to make girls think you’re sensitive… but it actually works for lowering stress. Take 10 minutes out of your day to calm down and breathe. I recommend downloading the ever popular “rainy mood” or “ocean and gulls” to block out the sound of your own worry or someone else’s keyboard. 4. Acceptance: Whatever is going to happen will occur as a result of your own hand. If you have studied, great, you’ll be fine! If you haven’t, there’s nothing you can do 5 minutes before the exam – getting your anxiety levels too high will impair your normal performance. 5. Find an outlet: Get into the 6am kickboxing class at the gym. Go for a run. Hell, scream into a pillow if it helps. Keeping anger pent up will only ensure you unleash it on someone you don’t intend to. For the sake of your own mind, and the safety of everyone else, please find a way to release those longlost endorphins and feel positive. 6. Remember to smile: I know it sounds like bullshit, but it is a proven fact that simply smiling, even when you’re really upset, will improve your mood. I don’t want you to be unhappy, and I’m assuming you don’t enjoy feeling sad and awful, so please, PLEASE be productive in making your mind get to a better place. If you need to talk to someone, but your friends aren’t the right ones for now, try: 1. www.compassionpit.com – a site made for venters and listeners 2. Kids helpline (for people up to 20 years old) 1800 55 1800 3. Lifeline 13 11 14 4. See the campus counsellors
Environmental Missions Last month SPC Volunteers planted over 400 trees in Mount Tambourine. Thatâ€™s a lot of trees! Over the last two semesters we have worked at five locations and we are so excited for our last environmental mission of the semester THIS SUNDAY (25 November). We will be carpooling volunteers to Phillip Park to work in desperate need of conservation. A fun start to your morning with friends, a barbeque and a simple action that will have a long lasting impact. Why not? Contact the SPC if you are interested!
It has been another successful semester at the Terraces with volunteers turning out in record numbers to enjoy sangrias, fajitas and Mexican entertainment at the Mexican Fiesta. Bond volunteers were the life of the party and performed the Macarena for the residents. The Terraces have also hosted a High Tea and Trivia Night in which Bondies, again, showed their passion for helping out the local community. This semester nail care and mosaic art have been introduced into the calendar, which have proved to be particularly popular with the female residents and volunteers. Perhaps next semester we will look at doing something specifically for the gentlemen! The semester is not over yet though â€“ one last Christmas rave to go!
Varsity College This semester we launched an invigorated program with morning sessions that coincide with the classes of Varsity College students. Volunteers act as a support network where students can ask for assistance in their schoolwork. We have primarily worked with Year 7 students and have assisted in Maths and English classes where topics algebra, indices and poetry were covered. This is an amazing opportunity to not only brush up on your knowledge in topics taught in your High School years, but also a fantastic way to see how a little time out of your day can benefit younger Middle School students who really do value visits of Bond volunteers at Varsity College. The program is held on a weekly basis on Wednesday morning between 9:00am â€“ 10:45am.
Philanthrotree “GrowingaLegacy” Philanthro-treeisaphilanthropicinitiative,runbythecurrent BondUniversityFreshmanCouncil.Thisstudent-foundedendeavoraimstogivebacktotheBondUniversitycommunitythat sohappilygivestous.FreshmanCouncilhavedecidedonraisingfundstoplantanestablishedlemontreeoncampus.Allthat’s leftnowistheessentialstepoffundraising.Wehavemadeawebsitetoprovide students,friendsandalumnioftheuniversitywithareadilyaccessiblemeansofdonation. http://bondphilanthrotree.blogspot.com.au/ Youcanfollowourprogressinthe“ProgressSoFar”page,as wegetclosertoachievingourgoalof$500.Thiswillcoverthe costofthetree,plusdeliveryandplanting,aswellasthepurchase ofawoodenplaquetoaccompanyit.Thefruitsofthetreewillbe availableforconsumptionbystudents,aswellascontributetothe beautifulaestheticsthatwearesurroundedbyeverydayhereatBond Overthenextfewweeks,therewillbeadonationtreeaccompanying theSPCkioskunderthearch,open10amto2pmeveryTuesdayand Wednesday.Wewillalsobehostingagoodold-fashionedlemonadestand atthisweek’sWednesdayByTheWater. Alldonationsaregreatlyappreciated.We’reextremelyexcited aboutbringingthisprojecttolife,andwehopeyouaretoo! Loveasalways, YourFC Interested?Emailspc@bond.edu.auformoreinformation
WEEK ELEVEN Photographers: Shaun Rotman | Jona Villanueva | Ben Thangkam | Thinesh Thillai Events: Black and White | Death by Desserts | Live and Loud | Diwali
Roll out the red carpet and make way for the most influential band of all time. Yep, that’s right, I went there! Bands such as Radiohead, U2 & The Strokes were inspired by the great impact of the Pixies. Kurt Cobain even admitted that Smells Like Teen Spirit was an intentional imitation of the Pixies’ sound. Pixies have done it all. The band’s sophomore album, Doolittle, features obvious undertones of heavy rock (Tame), pop (Here Comes Your Man) and punk rock (Crackity Jones). Due the eclectic musical style of the album, it is impossible to put a label on it. The Pixies should have a genre of their own. Doolittle is the epitome of Pixies’ enduring career. The album perfectly articulates the band’s strength – music that is indescribable, seemingly casual and effortless but all the while unforgettable. Lead singer Black Francis and backer Kim Deal are an incredible vocal duo. Tracks such as Hey highlight how Deal’s gentle wisp perfectly compliments the perfectly imperfect voice of Francis. Lyrically, Doolittle sports some of the most ridiculous lyrics I’ve heard. A tremendously bad example can be found in Debaser: ‘got me a movie, I want you to know. Slicing up eyeballs, I want you to know, girl you so groovy.’ Perhaps even worse is Wave of Mutilation: ‘I’ve kissed mermaids, rode the el nino, walked the sand with the crustaceans.’ But who really cares? When a vocalist is so arrestingly powerful, the words don’t matter. Just look at Where is My Mind?. The song is about Francis swimming in the Caribbean and seeing an interesting little fish. The lyrics are pointless but the song is an enduring masterpiece. Let’s quickly talk strings. Almost every track on Doolittle features a different tempo. Lead, rhythm and bass become incredibly versatile instruments, mimicking Spanish and Latin licks and Hendrix chords. Despite this dynamic style, Doolittle is a shining example of the incredible sound that can only be described as Pixies. Overall, these tracks take some time to stomach and understand, but once you do, you will never forget them. Doolittle is a flawless example of experimental, raw and bold music. A true must-have.
EXAM PLAYLIST By Maggie Munn Bootylicious – Destiny’s
Love on Top – Beyonce
You Make My Dreams – Hall and
There are Listed Buildings –
Thrift Shop – Macklemore and
So Human – Lady Sovereign
Ryan Lewis ft Wanz
Electric Avenue – Eddy
Come on Eileen – Dexys Mid-
Grant Let’s Groove – Earth, Wind, and Fire Another One Bites the Dust – Queen A-Punk – Vampire Weekend
night Runners Lonely Boy – The Black Keys Take a Card – The Preatures Can’t Keep Up – Bluejuice Rockafeller Skank – Fatboy Slim
A ‘Greatest Hits’ album is God’s gift to the world. For a boy’s ears to be surrounded by the musical talent of Sporty, Scary, Ginger, Baby and Posh Spice is probably the biggest treat imaginable! For me, this album epitomizes my childhood; I can remember wearing my lime green jelly sandals, and my Osh Kosh overalls jamming out to Wannabe and wishing with my whole heart that one day, I could be the 6th Spice Girl. Alas, here I am ten years down the I have been a major fan of PD for many years. They introduced me to the world of hardcore track studying Commerce. Life can be so Metal, and have pioneered Australian Metal music, making their mark internationally. I remember listening to Killing with a Smile many years ago. It changed my perspective on music disappointing sometimes. The Greatest forever, opening a world of heavy-hitting and break downs. Anyone who has belted out the Hits of the Spice Girls not only includes lyrics of Smoke ‘em if you’ve got ‘em will know exactly what I’m talking about. I digress. We are here to investigate and review the latest release. My first reactions of this album their old faithfuls like Stop, and Who Do are nothing spectacular. However, this has happened with every album PD has released since You Think You Are, but also manages to KWAS. Both with Horizons and Deep Blue, I didn’t like them until a few months after I listened whack a new (ish) one that they all wrote to them. I believe this stems from a lack of progress on my behalf to welcome the new styles and influences the bands take. Thankfully, PD brings new influences, but keeps what makes them an about reforming the band and reliving integral part of Metal unaltered. the glory days. I’m completely comfortBreakdowns are the main element of PD. They are heavy, relentless, and immediately get your able with how lame I come across for blood pressure rising. This is nothing new for PD. What I like in Atlas is the way the instruments loving the Spice Girls, and I recomnow complement each other. The guitar harmonises with the vocals in a most beautiful way. It is difficult to describe how aurally pleasing it is. In an effort to describe it, I can state that Winston mend that if you’re keen for a trip down (vocals) has been able to train his voice to have more than a monotone, plain aspect to it. It is memory lane, download some of their singing more than screaming. That’s not to say he was without talent in the past, but his vocals have certainly improved. As a final point, no longer is PD adopting the Spinal Tap approach of classics, and spice up your life! It’s been a while since I’ve written for Scope. In that time, there’s been a plethora of amazing gigs and album releases. Having the opportunity to rise on my soapbox again should not be entered lightly. But, for readers familiar with my work, you already know that’s not likely to happen. For people who don’t listen to Metal music, I completely understand. It is a genre that stereotypically invokes hatred and aggression. That view is not without its merit. However, we as a society enjoy things that bring out particular emotions; be it hipsters listening to underground bands that play ironic, terrible music that we fascists don’t understand; or listening to top40 house/electro or electro/house DJs ‘making music’ with pitch shifts and low/mid/high fades to a crowd of drug-addled and sexually frustrated twats. Each music genre has its stereotypes, and each and every person is entitled to listen to the music that makes them happy. Strangely, Metal music can have its calming influence and also bring about inspiration. A band that has this effect on me is Parkway Drive (PD).
‘these go to eleven’; they are making some fantastic music.
I believe that people can appreciate Metal music. You don’t need to like it; you don’t need to give up all other genres. Simply try it. It’s not heroin, and it won’t kill you. It may open you up to a completely different genre and introduce you to something that can inspire you and make you happy. I’d suggest the following tracks for the virgin Metaller: The River, and The Slow Surrender.
I always thought video games were a remarkable waste of time: gawping in front of the TV when that time could be spent going out and playing sport, socialising, working or doing anything else more productive. It was only until I invested time into the NBA2K13 series that I realised that it can actually aid in sports performance. For those that do not know, NBA2K13 is the newest basketball game out at the moment that pushes the boundary of sports realism into games. In the “MyCareer” mode, you create a player from scratch from the 5 basketball positions of your choosing and you aim to improve the players’ stats after several simulated seasons. This is where I was so incredibly surprised by the level of complexity and depth that went into the game and how it subconsciously helped improve my game. Whilst playing NBA2K13, you receive positive and negative comments for almost every action you take. The game will tell you when you attempted a steal when you shouldn’t have, you should have boxed a player out when you didn’t or you should have provided more help defensively for example. These incredibly specific comments have helped shape my own game as I realise that perhaps I shouldn’t go for that steal or I should have stayed on that player better to put pressure on his jumpshot. It sounds ridiculous but I assure you, it has certainly helped.
If you have never heard of the sport before watch Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story with Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller, or, continue reading this article! The aim of the game in dodgeball is to eliminate all of the members of the opposing team with their balls. The catch? Don’t get hit by them! Simply put, Dodgeball is a fast, fun and extremely tactical game that allows players of all ages and genders to compete. The game is not so much about one’s strength, but rather, agility, and to an extent, how well you synchronise ‘your moves’ with your team members. In American elementary schools, dodgeball is played regularly under the physical education curriculum; however, due to its popularity the sport has spread internationally and over all age brackets (perhaps no geriatrics). In addition, there is both a Japanese and a Kenyan version of the sport with different rules (i.e. in Japanese dodgeball there are certain restrictions on how many steps a player can take once they capture a ball). Locally, Australia has its own national dodgeball team, ‘The Emus’ [pictured]. Later on this year/early next year, the Emus will travel to Las Vegas to compete in the World Dodgeball Championships (amazeballs… excuse the pun).
My reason for waffling on about dodgeball is one-dimensional; it must be introduced as a sport at Bond. Dodgeball is an increasingly popular sport In the video game, whilst being rewarded with certain with great scope for growth. By introducing it at Bond, we would all be actions, you pick up on that in the actual court, realgranted an opportunity to learn the rules and tactics of the sport form a ising how much better you can effectively help your team and potentially compete competitively … and also wear funky gear team. The feedback system in game rewards certain and headbands. As Bondies tend to be social butterflies, dodgeball also specific actions unique to your position with more points. For example, if you play the position of center, happens to be one of the most social and relaxed team sports out there. You you will receive more points for getting a rebound than are in a team with your mates, wearing quintessential gym gear and headsay a point guard would. I realise this is getting too bands, and throwing balls at one another. Enticing, right? I thought so.
much into basketball jargon but effectively, NBA2k13 rewards you for playing your role and punishes you for Well, this brings me to a close. If you know someone at Bond who has had not, which is just how any sport should be carried out. any experience playing dodgeball, or someone who would be dedicated Video games are evolving so much these days that I can imagine that athletes will be practicing before games on their home systems. With kinect and its ability to simulate full body movements, there are almost no limitations to how far these systems can take it. Don’t be surprised if training at a game amounts to the coach telling his players to play NBA2K18.
to learning and happy to teach new players, please contact me on Emily. email@example.com. Finally, if Bond gets a team, Griffith will too. Who wants to throw some balls at them? I know I do. Baller out!
10 of the Res Wars Calender brought around The University Netball Club is the largest club onWeek Tough Rugby, a game Bondies are well accustomed to, with the Bond Touch campus with over 200 members. We have both Club arguably the biggest and best on campus, not to mention our Australian our Tuesday night mixed netball and an exter- University Games team bringing home a silver medal in 2012. nal competition that runs on Monday nights. This season the women’s external team has been Upon arrival – it looked as though it was going to be another tough night for Green Machine, with only 5 players having turned up for the night – they playing in the Carrara netball competition. In needed a (less than helpful) helping hand from yours truly in their first our first game we played brilliantly, sending us even game to make up the numbers. straight into the prestigious division 1. Our next few games were close, but we just lost. As the But this small fact of not having the requisite number of tea members season continued and players changed due to the seemed not to phase the often under rated Green Machine against their counterparts from across the lake, the AC Red Devils. In a surprisnew semester we continued to miss out on a win. fierce ingly close game, with outstanding efforts from Green Machines Henry, Regardless of the results the women’s team has Tom and Rupert – and pint-sized dynamo Caitlin Lidelow, Green Mafun every week and I am very glad to have each chine came home with an upset 3 – 2 win. one of them as teammates.
Bond University’s mixed netball team has always been strong and has continued to show this throughout the season, tearing up the court in Carrara. It is fantastic to have both teams playing at the same location this year, as we are able to support each other before or after our own games. The social competition that runs on Tuesday nights is still running strong, reaching capacity over the last two semesters. In week 12 we will be holding finals with prizes to go to the winning team as well as most valuable players, both male and female. The netball club has such a positive environment and I am so glad to be so heavily involved in the club. For those interested in signing on for social netball, please attend Club Sign on Day next semester to sign on a team. For those interested in the external competition, both mixed and women’s will be holding trials early next semester, so keep an ear out! We are looking forward to Northern University Games that are going to be held 7-11 July next year, in Brisbane! Both our women’s and mix teams will be competing- so even more reason to sign up for netball next semester!
On the opposite field we saw the A and B Block derby start the night off in what was expected to be a closely fought game. Both A and B Block have led the Res Wars championship throughout the semester, so a win here would be invaluable. Ultimately, B Block was over run by the sheer athleticism of A Block, going down to A Block 5 – 1. Highlights though most certainly came form Lee Muir, as he literally put his body on the line, in this, a non – contact sport.
Next up we saw B Block back up for another hard fought game against Green Machine. It seemed as though Green Machine had used the last game against the AC as a warm up, as they comfortably stretched their legs and run out 5 – 1 winners. The score would have been perhaps been more has it not been for the tactician that is B Blocks Grace Callan! In what would become a very fast and physical game between regular rugby stalwarts, A Block pushed their way through for a close win against the AC, despite the outstanding efforts of Alex Morassut, Bond Rugby Captain. Heading into what was technically a round robin game, but now became the grand final – Green Machine, somehow, unbeknownst to everyone on the field would be taking on A Block for first place. With superior skills from touch rugby veteran Henry Norris and new kid on the block Tom (I’m so sorry I can’t remember your last name), A Block, try as they might, were unable to penetrate the Green Machine backline, going down in a close tussle. Well done to Green Machine for their first win of the semester! 1st Green Machine 2nd A Block Pride 3rd AC Red Devils 4th B Block Bandits MVP’s
Henry Norris and Charlie Gribble.
Excelcongratulations to the new Business Association Live and Loud at Don’s- at different sort of atmosphere on Thursday night Endless amounts of good free food and BBQ’s (Muslim Students Association, South Asian Alliance, Bond Marketing Group, etc) Very stormy weather over the weekend Exams are slowly creeping up on us… Non-stop partying at Schoolies as Toolies
A duck’s quack can’t echo and no one can work out why
Obtain (something) by devious or dishonest means. Act in a devious or dishonest manner: “they finagled over the fine points”
Nothing is impossible the word itself says, “I’m possible”- Audrey Hepburn
What are you most looking forward to about summer? • Lucy Harkin- boxing day sales • Aneale Banerjee- Going on holidays, the beach and not doing anything law related • Tasha Graham- Christ mas! • Courtney Macdadewearing summer dresses
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