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Guten Tag! Winter is well on its way as we deck out in our winter warmers and prepare for the un-festive season of cold weather, exams and plenty of comfort food! Rather than putting on our regular winter coat of a few additional kilos and a moon tan to match, this month we are getting ‘winter-ready’ by dressing our best and hitting the UTS Fitness Centre to stay in shape over the cooler months. We have some great deals and promotions from our sponsors to keep you dressed, fed and ready to party not to mention some a-MAZE-ing events coming up in May! So ditch your DVDs and come and have some real fun on campus this winter. You know you love us, XOXO Playful Playground

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Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its bobsled time! Cool runnings! ~ Cool Runnings {1993} Based on the true story of the first Jamacian bobsled team trying to make it to the Winter Olympics.

HI AGAIN, If you’re like me, over the past week you have dug your coat out of the back of the closet, found the warm winter blankets, and tested out the heater - If you’re like me you’re getting Winter Ready! And so is UTS! Over the next month we will have the famous UTS Amazing Race, where design students will be pitted against engineers, accountants against chemists, in a battle of wits, skill, cunning and athletics to determine who will be crowned the 2012 Champion! Speaking of Champions, lookout for our State of Origin events get behind the mighty Blues as we take on those XXXX drinking northerners! We will also be having the UTS DJ comp; the Red Cross blood donation van will be stopping by, and the Oaktree foundation will be challenging UTS students to try to live for a week on $2 a day to raise awareness about poverty - should be easy for anyone who has had to live on youth allowance - right? Looking forward to seeing you all at these events and many more!

JAMES FOX UTS UNION PRESIDENT

//////////////////////////////////////// / EDITOR angelique temple / CO-ORDINATOR kathryn hanna / DESIGNER danielle bluff / CONTRIBUTOR kimberley lam

/ SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR WINTER-READY COVER MODELS angelica & kia who wear panda beanie & cabled fingerless gloves BY HOT SCONES www.etsy.com/shop/hotscones produced by uts union ltd, level 3, tower building, broadway t: 9514 1140 / f: 9514 1517 / e: union.activities@uts.edu.au the views expressed herein are not necessarily the views of uts union, unless expressly stated. uts union accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of any of the opinions or information contained in this issue.

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YOU’RE INVITED to the launch of the LIVE BELOW THE LINE campaign

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Come peek inside the campaign. There’ll be live entertainment, guest speakers and $2 nibbles. 6pm – 8pm on Tuesday 27th March City Hotel (corner of King & Kent Streets) RSVP by 17th March Jenny Yu – Grassroots Coordinator 0466 668 274 j.yu@theoaktree.org

THE EXTREME POVERTY LINE IS LIVING ON LESS THAN $2 A DAY. TODAY THERE ARE 1.4 BILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN EXTREME CONDITIONS BELOW THE POVERTY LINE. THAT’S 60 TIMES AUSTRALIA’S POPULATION. THE CAUSE In a day, this $2 is expected to cover all living expenses including housing, education, health, transport and food. Most people will survive on only two or less basic meals a day, with no money left over for other life necessities. There are no backup funds, safety nets and no access to education, services and job opportunities needed to break the cycle of poverty. Since 1985 however, a combined global effort has seen the population living below the poverty line drop from 52% to 25%. Live below the Line aims to combat extreme poverty in two diverse ways; creating widespread awareness of this extreme issue and raising much needed funds for education in the developing countries where poverty is extensive. Conversations are the simple key to this!

THE CHALLENGE Live below the Line is a simple way to make a large impact. It is difficult for Aussies to attach themselves to an issue like this because we live in a privileged country with endless opportunities. We are lucky enough to be worlds away from having a life like a third world country. Live below the line is encouraging Aussies to attempt to re-create the experiences of those living in extreme poverty (albeit to a much smaller degree). The Oaktree Foundation aims to give insight and perspective on this serious issue, and to help fellow Aussies make a significant difference.

HOW TO HELP The Oaktree Foundation invites people from all diverse backgrounds to participate in this challenge. From 7-11 May we are encouraged to live on just $2 a day for all living expenses like housing, travel, food, health and education. Understanding how people cope in these circumstances will raise awareness of this issue and get the conversations flowing around the dinner table, at uni or on the train home, about how we can be of further help to those living in extreme poverty.

TO REGISTER FOR LIVE BELOW THE LINE, MAKE A DONATION OR READ OTHERS EXPERIENCES WHILE COMPLETING THE CHALLENGE, VISIT WWW.LIVEBELOWTHELINE.COM


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BELLARIVA KING VALLEY PINOT GRIGIO VERMENTINO (WHITE) & SANGIOVESE MERLOT (RED)

DEAL 2

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[At Glasshouse Bar, The Loft & Kuring-Gai]

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WINE & PIZZA COMBO Wine of the month and 2 pizzas $35 per couple!

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UTS HOODIES AND VARSITY JACKETS

AVAILABLE AT BROADWAY UNION SHOP, KURING-GAI UNION SHOP, THE HUB AT HAYMARKET [WHILE STOCKS LAST]

CONCOURSE CAFE

WINTER WARMER SOUP OF THE DAY WHAT WILL IT BE? COME AND SEE!

*No further discounts apply to any of the May 2012 steals & deals above.


Look hot this winter ...WITH THE HELP OF RUNWAY UTS LAUNCHED THIS YEAR UNDER THE REIGNS OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ELIE NAKEL IS UTS’S FIRST FASHION CLUB, RUNWAY UTS! AS OUR THEME FOR THIS EDITION IS ‘WINTER READY’ WE SPOKE TO ELIE ABOUT THE RUNWAY CLUB AND THEIR TIPS ON LOOKING HOT THIS WINTER ON A SMALL BUDGET! The Runway club is a newly introduced club to the UTS social scene launching at the 2012 O-Day. Currently standing at 62 members the club is free for anyone to join you just need to share your love and passion for fashion and like the page on facebook [http://www.facebook.com/ pages/Runway-UTS/193676834063973] to become a member! Members have access to a range of exciting events including; high fashion shoots, runway shows and industry experience talks with successful designers, agencies and organizers just to name a few! What’s your best tip for looking hot while staying warm this winter? E: Human nature tells us that a healthy person is one that generally a happy individual, so wear what you feel comfortable in, fashion is not right or wrong, the key is to be confident! What do you consider to be fashionable winter wear? E: Winter wear should consist of utilitarian necessities; they should be wind proof, water proof,

Sydney weather proof essentially! Practicality plays a big part in fashion ‘sense’ because fashion is generally common, but it doesn’t mean everyone has it. Remember to be safe too, don’t wear anything that is going to put your life at risk when walking to the train late at night! How can we dress up an outfit we already own if we don’t have extra cash for funky accessories? E: For girls a simple ribbon in your hair can look great! If you have blue eyes add some green or blue to a necklace or earrings to bring out your natural features. For Guys keep it simple, if it’s clean its good enough. What do you see as being the future fashion trends this winter? E: As a fashion photographer I believe that the European style trench coats, French and Italian style shoes and hand bags will never go out of fashion. However I would love to see more Australian designers and perhaps even a UTS student lead the fashion industry one day with classy designer fashion wear at affordable prices, and importantly, made in Australia! Runway UTS is about encouraging students to be what they intend to be and to fight tall poppy syndrome in society and back the ideas of the future! If this sounds like you then make sure you check out the Runway UTS page!

SO RUG UP THIS WINTER, LOOK CONFIDENT (AND CLEAN) AND STAY STYLISH!

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1 Yes, Prime Minister Comedy Theatre

2 World Movies Secret Cinema

Sydney Theatre

Mystery Sydney Location

Tix from Ticketmaster

Tix from Moshtix

8 Victory is Europe Day Event

9 UTS Amazing Race 12 – 2pm Register teams by emailing Amy.Isberg@uts.edu.au

13 Mother’s Day ª

14 Sydney Writer’s Festival

15 Kaiser Chiefs

EcoXpo, Moore Park

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Tix from Moshtix

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www.ecoxpo.com.au

20 Quad Biking – Rec Activity (check the UTS Union Sport & Rec guide for details)

27 Snow Travel Expo Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre

www.snowtravelexpo. com.au

23 State of Origin – Live screening @ Glasshouse Bar

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29 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Chauvel Cinema

www.hraff.org.au

30 Boy & Bear State Theatre

Tix from Ticketmaster


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thur 3 MindBodySpirit Festival Darling Harbour Exhibition Centre www.mbsfestival.com.au

10 The Axis of Awesome Comedy Show

fri 4 UTS Society of Communications Trivia Night

sat 5 Utopia Music Festival Sydney Showground Tix from Moshtix

@THE LOFT

11 Spanish Film Festival www.spanishfilmfestival.com

12 Buddha’s Birthday Celebrations Darling Harbour

The Factory Theatre

Tix from Ticketek

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18 AACA DJ comp Glasshouse Bar

19 An Officer and a Gentleman – Musical Lyric Theatre

Tix from Ticketmaster

24 Florence + The Machine Sydney Entertainment Centre

Tix from Ticketmaster

25 Dead Letter Circus

26 National Day of Healing

The Hi-Fi

(previously National Sorry Day)

Tix from Moshtix

Horse Riding - Rec Activity (check the UTS Union Sport & Rec guide for details)

Check out our website for current event & clubs info! www.utsunion.uts.edu.au


APPTASTIC! HUNDRED PUSHUPS Impress your friends – and yourself – by completing 100 consecutive push-ups. The six-week training program in Hundred PushUps helps anyone at any fitness level build the strength and stamina it takes to drop down and give ’em 100. WINTER SURVIVAL KIT The Winter Survival Kit app can be as critical as a physical winter survival kit if you find yourself stuck or stranded in severe winter weather conditions. This app will help you find your current location, notify your friends and family, calculate how long you can run your engine to keep warm and stay safe from carbon monoxide poisoning. CHIC FEED chicfeed.com brings together photos from the web’s top style / fashion blogs and puts them on one site which saves you time and puts all your photo view interests in one place!

TOTALLY TUBULAR 7 DEADLY SINS OF FASHION HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=Z6NCQMOWC0M Fashionistas from around the world put their 2 cents in and reveal what their 7 Fashion Sins are. Endless videos to keep you entertained and you may even pick up a tip or two!

AMAZING RACE WATERMELON LAUNCH HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=-OZJHJJTOVO A challenge on Amazing Race USA went horribly wrong for one contestant. Note to viewers, watermelon slingshots should not be tried at home!

a-z worst movies of all time If making a movie is as easy as ABC, then why are there SO MANY bad movies in the world? We are calling all budding movie critics out there (or those of you who are just plain opinionated) to go to our facebook page UTSUNIONFACEBOOKPAGE and make some truly aweful suggestions for our A-Z WORST MOVIES OF ALL TIME LIST. Send through your own suggestions for S, T and U and go into the draw to win a FREE DOUBLE MOVIE PASS for your efforts.

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Paul Blart Mall Cop [2009] Kevin James, Keir O’Donnell, Jayma Mays DIRECTED BY STEVE CARR

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Queen of the Damned [2002] Aaliyah, Stuart Townsend, Marguerite Moreau DIRECTED BY MICHAEL RYMER

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Radio [2003] Cuba Gooding Jr, Ed Harris, Debra Winger DIRECTED BY MICHAEL TOLLIN


UTS Thai Society WHAT OUR CLUB IS ABOUT: We promote Thai culture and tradition at UTS with a focus on supporting Thai international students. We also aim to provide networking opportunities for all students along with support regarding education and welfare. It is also a social platform where students get to relax and enjoy their uni experience.

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WHEN WE MEET: Every week at the Multi-purpose sports Hall to play sports with other Thai students from numerous other universities. We also have events on every month. WHY PEOPLE WOULD WANT TO JOIN: If you love Thailand, its culture, the people, the language or the food, then this club is for you! We have so many activities throughout the semester and if you eat Thai food regularly, you will save heaps with our great restaurant discounts around the city! QUIRKY FACT: Our President Angelica, is a flamenco dancer!

UTS Touch Football WHAT OUR CLUB IS ABOUT: Our club has represented UTS at university games and inter varsity competitions since the late 1990’s! We participate in three social competitions across Sydney – mainly mixed sides across beginner, intermediate, high divisions and a men’s team in a high division. We’ve had some great successes lately – picking up gold, silver, and bronze at Uni Games, finishing first, second, and third in the North’s Mixed Comp, and winning the Inter varsity Cup (both Men’s and Women’s teams!). If you’re in need of some great stories to tell your friends, just join us at uni games – possibly the best couple of weeks of your uni life! WHY PEOPLE SHOULD JOIN: Touch is a great sport to build up fitness without the risk of injury that comes with full contact sport. Our large member base means you’ll meet a lot of new people – you’ll always run into someone you know around uni!

nights after the North’s Mixed Comp, the three mixed teams all go out for Thai food together. There are also pre-uni games activities with your team and with the whole UTS squad, and of course we love a good party – hosting regular events such as Commencment and Origin Party.

While the club prides itself on its competition successes, it also caters for those who are looking for something social. For instance, on Monday

Please feel free to send us an email at utstouchfootball@gmail.com or join our facebook group by searching UTS Touch Football Club.


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6 KEY DATES MONDAY 7 MARCH> RED CROSS DONATION VAN TUESDAY 8 MARCH> WORLD RED CROSS DAY

This month the Red Cross Blood Donation van will be coming to Ultimo to collect blood donations from UTS and Ultimo TAFE students. Red Cross is a charity organisation that runs various programs to help the needy and less fortunate. The blood donation service is possibly their best known community activity with 1 in 30 Australians donating blood each year.

“We have done a lot of fundraisers such as bake sales, BBQ’s, movie nights, trivia nights and one big joint event with other clubs for the Japan tsunami in 2011” said Wilson.

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In 2002 the UTS Red Cross Society was formed and is still going strong under the leadership of Wilson Gomez with 65 current members and plenty of activities throughout the year to raise funds for Red Cross.

“This year we are trying to do more social events not just fundraising, we are also going to get speakers from the Red Cross to give presentations at UTS so that people will know more about the organisation.” World Red Cross Day falls in May and the UTS Red Cross Society will be hosting a guest speaker to come and talk about the Red Cross organisation and provide information to students. If you would like more information about this event contact the club directly: utsredcross@gmail.com If you’ve heard of the Red Cross and are interested in giving blood this May then make sure you check out the donation truck. Donating is a rewarding experience for both yourself and the community.

AS STUDENTS WE MAY NOT HAVE MUCH MONEY TO DONATE BUT WE CAN STILL DONATE OUR TIME, WHICH IS PRICELESS”

The UTS Red Cross Society is always looking for new members and it’s a great charity to be involved with, particularly when you have a tight budget!

For more details check out the UTS Red Cross Society facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ pages/UTS-Red-Cross-Society/184756761572473

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Healthy Heart Week Challenges

Tuesday 15 May 12 – 2pm UTS Tower Building Level 3 – Concourse Gold coin donation upon entry for the Heart Foundation Prizes for the winning male and female from each category!

Jump rope /Spin bike/Rowing /Boxing


WINTER IN AUSTRALIA MEANS DRINKING HOT CHOCOLATES, RUGGING UP BY THE HEATER AND STAYING IN TO ENJOY SOME WARM WINTER MEALS. FOOD GETS HEARTIER AND JEANS GETS TIGHTER AS WE STAY IN, EAT MORE AND STRUGGLE TO GET OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING. BY SPRING, WE’VE COME TO REGRET THE DECISION OF ALL THOSE PASTA MEALS AND MISSED GYM SESSIONS AND IT’S A LONG ROAD BACK TO THE ‘ULTIMATE SUMMER BODY’ WE ACHIEVED EVER SO BRIEFLY LAST YEAR! This year the UTS Fitness Centre introduced ‘Suspension’ classes to their group exercise timetable. The class involves a range of exercises focusing on different muscle groups to increase strength, balance and flexibility. Exercising to the tune of the latest top 40 hits, the exercises are completed in short sets with short rest breaks in between. Lasting approximately 45 minutes the class works to increase participant’s metabolism and heart rate, thus burning fat and toning the body at the same time. The class is great for relieving stress and anxiety, particularly around the exam and assignment periods! Throughout the cooler months the thought of shedding your winter-wear is almost as appealing as going for an ocean swim without a wetsuit. The best ways to motivate yourself to ditch your lasagna lunch box and head to the gym is by recruiting a friend to join your crusade to stay fit through winter. Exercising with a friend or within a group significantly increases your changes of continuing your exercise regime and achieving your hot ‘winter’ body. Suspension gives you an overall body workout in just 45 minutes, leaving plenty of time to polish off your lunch box lasagna when you finish! So what are you waiting for? Bring a friend and join in the Suspension frenzy that is happening in the UTS Fitness centre! Make sure you arrive early as places are limited!

CLASSES: TUESDAY 1.10pm, THURSDAY WWW.UTSFITNESS.COM.AU

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5.15pm, FRIDAY 12.10pm


18th MAY 8pm @ The Loft

email your soundbyte or sound cloud link to laura.earl@uts.edu.au by 14 th May Winner will proceed to State finals visit www.utsunion.uts.edu.au for more info



Playground - May 2012