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10/11

[your uts pick-me-up]

The summer ISSUE


Hola! Birds are chirping, the sun is shining & we’re celebrating all things Spring & summer! In this jampacked issue of PLAYGROUND you will find your guide to all things fun to do in the sun, Halloween ideas, great steals & deals and even meet the crew of the new & improved Concourse Café! This is the last issue of but don’t forget to check page for fantastic prizes team, we wish you well in enjoyable and safe summer

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”

PLAYGROUND for the year, out UTS Union’s Facebook to be won! From all the your studies and have an holiday!

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Hi all, I hope you are having a great semester and enjoyed some well-deserved time off during the break. As we head into the warmer summer months, there are endless opportunities to get involved in life outside of the classroom. Why not sign up for a surfing lesson, grab a cold drink with your friends after class at The Loft or Glasshouse, or take part in one of the many end of semester parties organised by our clubs and societies? My time as President has now come to an end. It has been an honour and privilege to represent, lead and serve you over the past two years as a Board Director, Vice President and President. I want to take this opportunity to wish all students and staff a successful and enjoyable end to year, and best of luck for your future endeavours. Enjoy your time at uni, get out of your comfort zone, make an effort to get to know people, and don’t just look for opportunities - create them yourself. I want to leave you with an extract from one of my favourite quotes (author unknown). I challenge you to become someone who strives for excellence in all areas, but also someone who realises that life is a game of mistakes, learning opportunities and constant self-improvement. “Watch your thoughts, for they become words, Choose your words, for they become actions, Understand your actions, for they become habits, Study your habits, for they will become your character, Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny.” Thank you for the incredible opportunity I have had over the past two years, and I wish you every success for the future. Laurence Wainwright President, UTS Union

LW

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available at all union eateries and cafes

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...when you present this voucher with your purchase from 1 – 11 November *limit 1 voucher per customer

Available at:

The Hub at Haymarket Kuring-Gai Union Shop Broadway Union Shop

*No further discounts apply to any of the October/November 2011 steals & deals above.


Winners are Grinners !

Eva won a holiday voucher worth $3000!

Thomas won an HD flat screen TV and a PS 3!

Jerome won a $500 Myer gift voucher!

Jack won a $30 itunes voucher!

This year, we conducted the inaugural UTS Union student survey to gain an insight into the use of technology in assisting students in their studies, as well as social networking and how effective print media is in this day & age. We would like to thank the 600+ students for completing the survey & congratulate the lucky 8 people who won fantastic prizes!


sun 30. 7 Bridges Walk

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tue

wed

31.

www.7bridgeswalk.com.au/

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3. Public Holiday - Labour Day

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5.

11.

12. Ride to UTS Day Register at:

NRL Grand Final ANZ Stadium

9. Kirribilli Art & Fashion Markets

10.

Burton Street Tunnel & Bradfield Park

www.ride2work.com.au

& receive a free breakfast!

9am-3pm

16. Bear Grylls: Live on Stage, 4pm Sydney Convention Centre

Tix from Ticketek

17. UTS ERGO Challenge - Indoor Rowing championship UTS MPSH 4.30pm. Registration & more info:

18.

19.

25. Steely Dan & Steve Winwood 7.30pm Sydney

26.

Amy.Isberg@uts.edu.au

23.

24. ‘Truth-CompassionTolerance’ International Art Exhibition – Free Entry Theatre Lounge and Concourse 10am-5pm,

runs until 26 October theartofzhenshanren.org

Entertainment Centre.

Tix from ticketek


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

sat 1 Manly International Jazz Festival 70 FREE performances! 1 Belgrave Street, Manly.

Sat, Sun, Mon 6.

7.

8.

13. UTS Om Shanti Club Diwali (Festival of Lights)

14. UTS Hockey Club Annual Awards Dinner (Dress: Black Tie) 7pm STAR Room, IMAX

15. City Tattersals Club Cup Race Day

Broadway campus omshantiuts@gmail.com

Darling Harbour

20.

21. Dance with the Devil: music event featuring Midshifters, DJ Peter, DJ Slinkee, The Artistz, The Strangerz, DJ Anto. 6pm The Castle Hill

Royal Randwick Races

Block Party DJ Set Tix from Ticketek 10pm Metro Theatre 22.

Showgrounds.

Tix from Ticketek 27. 3.6km twilight walk to cure juvenile diabetes. Mrs Macquaries chair,

4.30–5.30pm. http://walk.jdrf.org.au/

28. Big IT End of Semester Halloween Party! - Timmy Trumpet - Oakes & Lennox 7pm @ The Glasshouse Tix: union info desk

29 Darling Harbour Fireworks 8.30pm at Harbourside

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“Princess” POS: Main barista, 2yrs Signature coffee:

Name: marlene

“Waynie the Pooh”

Soy caramel latte

“Shorty”

POS: Café Manager, 7yrs

PERSONAL TRIVIA:

POS: Café Supervisor, 6yrs

Signature coffee:

Caramel Macchiato PERSONAL TRIVIA:

I know “I can sing a rainbow” in sign language Wierdest work moment:

A fellow co-worker misjudged the weight of a 15L tub of mayo & it ended up allllll over her!

none...What you see is what you get!! Wierdest work moment:

Being mistaken for my sister while at work

Signature coffee:

Yummy chocolate mocha PERSONAL TRIVIA:

Every day I’m shufflin’! Wierdest work moment:

When I call out a coffee order and noone replies, instead i am faced with spooky people staring into outer space!


HAPPY 10th birthday concourse cafE!!! help us celebrate on 4 october...

with a slice of birthday cake!

*receive 1 free slice with every drink purchase until every crumb is gone!

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“Eduardo” POS: Café all-rounder, 7yrs Signature coffee:

Name: dennis

Extra frothy cappuccino

“Panda”

PERSONAL TRIVIA:

POS: Chef, 3yrs

I’m a video game fanatic... I used to own a play-seat + wheel + giant screen TV! Wierdest work moment:

too many to mention... There is something weird everyday!

Signature dish:

Sambal fish stir-fry PERSONAL TRIVIA:

I have mastered the art of Chinese Calligraphy! Wierdest work moment:

A customer spilt tomato sauce all over his shirt & demanded the staff clean it off for him… NO!


sun

mon

tue 1. Melbourne Cup

wed 2.

@ Glasshouse Bar

Big Screens, live crab races, champagne + snacks, games + prizes for best hats! 6. Sydney to the Gong bike ride for Multiple Sclerosis. Visit http:// www.gongride.org.au/ index.asp to register

7.

8.

9.

13. Newtown festival 9.30am–5.30pm Camper-

14. Brazil Film festival (until 21/11/11) at Palace Cinema

15. Last day for Whale watching in Darling Harbour. 9am to 1pm. Visit http://www. atstravel.com.au

16.

21. LEGO models ON THE LOOSE at Sydney Aquarium and Sydney Wildlife World 9am–5pm. Visit http://www.myfun. com.au/ontheloose

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23.

28.

29. Meditation in the Gardens, Tuesdays, 12.30pm – 1.15pm Visit http://www. darlingharbour.com

30.

down Memorial Rest Park

20. Glebe Street Fair 10am-5pm. Glebe Point Rd, stretching from Broadway to Bridge Rd

27.


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/20 What’s On

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thur 3.

fri 4. Kings of Leon, 730pm. Tix from TICKETEK

sat 5. Voluptuous Music Festival. 3pm- 2am. UNSW Roundhouse.

Tix from TICKETEK

10.

11.

12. K-Pop Music Festival. 7pm ANZ Stadium. Tix from TICKETEK

17.

18.

19. Harry Potter Exhibition starts at Powerhouse Museum (until March 2012)

24.

25. Rocks Markets by moonlight Farmers Market. From 530pm

26. Stereosonic music festival. Tixs from TICKETEK

@ The Rocks cobblestone laneways

31.

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

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APPtastic! Unicorn Shots: A lovely little free app that lets you add goggle eyes to any photo in your library. By photo-shopping crazy eyes and silly tattoos onto your pictures, you can brighten up even the most miserable of images, forcing a smile onto the face of even the grumpiest humbug in the room! Drunk Fly: Secretly plays pre-recorded sounds to annoy the hell out of your friends as they try to locate the source of the buzzing. When they finally locate the source as not an inebriated insect, but your iPhone, a ‘You Got Me!’ screen plays. You may lose a friend or two over this one, but it’s well worth it. Etch-a-Sketch: Now there’s not a lot more fun than doodling, but if you’re an eco-warrior intent on saving the environment from the mountain of scrunched up post-its, or you just like to scribble on the go, then this app is for you. Etch-A-Sketch allows you to draw on your iPhone by using the two knobs on either side of the screen or trace with your finger, even letting you save your doodles and send them to your friends! A must have retro app.

totally tubular Elvis Presley - Do the Clam (Girl Happy) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TcbjfsAE0k

Baby Bobbing to ‘“Single Ladies’ http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages article/0,28804,1974961_1974925_1974734,00.html

Cute baby elephant tries to ride his mummy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNSxargsAWk

a-z worst movies of all time If making a movie is as easy 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 J, K and L and go into the draw to win a FREE DOUBLE MOVIE PASS for your efforts.

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Gigli [2003] Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez Directed by Martin Brest (Provided by Simon Prinz)

H

Human Centipede [2009] Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams Directed by Tom Six (Provided by Patrick Meek)

I

Insidious [2010] Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne Directed by James Wan (Provided by Lawrence Nguyen)


quiz MASTER

Find the following hidden words! BALLET, BALLROOM, BARN DANCE, BELLY DANCING, BOLERO, BREAK DANCING, CHA CHA CHA, CHARLESTON, CLOG DANCING, CONGA, DISCO, FANDANGO, FLAMENCO, FOXTROT, GAVOTTE, HIGHLAND FLING, IRISH JIG, JIVE, LINE DANCING, MINUET, PAS DE DEUX, PASO DOBLE, POLKA, QUICKSTEP, RAIN DANCE, REEL, RUMBA, SAMBA, SQUARE DANCE, SWORD DANCE, TANGO, TAP DANCING, TARANTELLA, TWIST, TWO STEP, WALTZ

Anagram Answers: MARILYN MONROE HUMPHREY BOGART ALBERT EINSTEIN MARCO POLO THOMAS EDISON ELVIS PRESLEY ALFRED HITCHCOCK WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

ALEXANDER THE GREAT JULIUS CAESAR CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS CLEOPATRA CLAUDE MONET ARISTOTLE GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Let’s Dance!

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Famous names from the past

Can you work out the famous people from these anagrams? (name lengths are shown in brackets). MARRY NO OILMEN (7,6) (actress) HOMBURG THERAPY (8,6) (actor) TEN ELITE BRAINS (6,8) (physicist) A COOL ROMP (5,4) (explorer) ADMONISH TOES (6,6) (inventor) SILVERY SLEEP (5,7) (singer/actor) ART CHEF HID CLOCK (6,9) (director) A WALTZ OR FUN GAMES GO MAD (8,7,6) (composer)

EXTERNAL HATE RAGED (9,3,5) (conqueror) CASUAL JURIES (6,6) (emperor) PUBLIC SO MUCH SHORTER (11,8) (explorer) PEARL COAT (9) (queen) LOCATED MENU (6,5) (painter) ERA LOST IT (9) (Greek philosopher) HERO GETS IN WAGGON (6,10) (former US president) LIKE A WEE SHRIMP ALAS (7,11) (playwright)


Jaynell, 19 Becky, 23

Favourite thing about summer Bronte beach after church on Sunday nights Best summer holiday spot Byron Bay

Favourite thing about summer The sunrise over the water Best summer holiday spot India & Bawley Point

Kristy, 19 Mikey, 20

Favourite thing about summer Green trees Best summer holiday spot Aspin, Colorado

Favourite thing about summer Road trips to Nelsons Bay Best summer holiday spot Palm Beach


Halloween is looming people and we would like to get you all warmed up for the official UTS ‘Haunted IV’ end of semester party. So whether you are looking to trick-or-treat, costume up & party, get intimate with a jack-o’-lantern, bob for apples, or sit around a bonfire and tell scary stories, it all starts here...


$3 BEERS

28TH OCTOBER 7PM THE GLASSHOUSE, UTS

$15 GUESTS, $10 BiG & AP MEMBERS | BEST DRESSED PRIZES + MORE TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT THE UNION DESK & WWW.UTSBiG.COM.AU



Playground October / November