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My Week with Kim

From the first time I saw Kim Jong Il’s circular face splashed across the media I was intrigued by the socialist, dystopian society he was in command. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or North Korea as it is commonly known to the outside world; was established after the Japanese Colonial Empire annexed the Korean Peninsula in 1910; and the Soviet Union occupied the area above the 38th parallel. North Korea remained a distant mystery to me until I watched Vice’s three part documentary series on the autocratic state which opened my mind to the potential of visiting the last remaining truly socialist regime; I was hooked. Travelling to North Korea was hot on my agenda and became a matter of when instead of if; with the sole entry point of Beijing an expensive 14 hour flight from Mel...

Last Dinosaurs – Splendour to Melb Uni

[fusion_text] The set in the amphitheatre, due the weather, was messier than my undies after watching the First Jurassic Park as a 4 year old. [/fusion_text][fusion_text]What do you call a dinosaur that’s a noisy sleeper? A bronto-snorus.[/fusion_text][fusion_text]2015 is the year of the Dinosaur. Following the revival of the long dormant Jurassic Park series, Jurassic world, we’ve also been gifted with new music from one of Australia’s indie pop staples, The Last Dinosaurs. It has been 3 years since the quartet gave us the top 10 album In A Million Years that featured classics such as Zoom, Honolulu and I can’t help you. Evie, their latest release gives the fans what we know and love. Sticking to their airy, pop-indie guitar riffs and sweet hooks, they change their sound up just eno...

5 Types of Annoying Social Media Users

  These days, social media websites like Facebook and Twitter seem to be dominated by puppy videos and bizarre posts from pages that you liked 4 years ago. However, the growing number of ‘feed-cloggers’ posting pointless updates are only making the situation worse. Here are some classic examples of annoying social media users:   Siblings that post on each other’s walls, despite being in the room next to them. The common excuses for such pitiful public interactions include: I couldn’t be bothered getting out of bed to go talk to them They weren’t answering their texts so the only way I could reach them was on Facebook What is wrong with sending them a private inbox? Terrible Hacks Posting off your friends account “I luv cock” is neither amusing nor clever. You will most likely fin...

Nine types of exam procrastination

With exams and major assignments just around the corner there’s no doubt that us students will find as many ways as possible to avoid preparing for them. We are all guilty of setting out to smash a 2000 word essay and accidently tripping over on the way to your desk, landing on the couch, faced with no real option but to watch the TV screen in front of us. Procrastination is a special way of maintaining our student-to-student connection, so why not share our favourite ways to procrastinate?   The obvious: Make a List The best way to commence procrastination is to write down everything that needs to be done. This gets us feeling somewhat organized… and we will stretch out the list with irrelevant tasks for as long as possible, to avoid doing the relevant tasks at hand.   Procrasti...

Weekly Uni Deal

I’ve thought long and hard about what to pick for the inaugural “Uni Deal of the Week,” and I think you’ll be pretty stoked with what I’ve found. Deal: All you can eat Buffalo Wings. Location: University of Melbourne, The Corkman (Irish Pub) Time: Friday afternoon/evening, weekly. There’s an old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”. I am a firm believer in this life approach. Today, I was proven wrong. You know that feeling you get when someone tells you about a good deal? $2 big mac? $25 bottle of vodka? It gets you excited. Like, Ari Gold with a paintball gun excited. Someone told me today that I could go down to The Corkman (University of Melbourne) on a Friday night and receive a “shit load of buffalo wings” for $15. Yep, $15 all you ...

Five ways to pretend you’re not eating alone

Let’s face it; sticking to a regular university timetable is about as likely as doing optional readings. On the rare occasion you’re actually on campus, there’s really no way of knowing which of your mates are going to be around. Eating lunch by yourself is a familiar and inevitable notion, so here’s a few ways to show you’ve actually got m8’s. The phone call We’ve all got that one mate that is never busy and always down for a chat. Have them on speed dial. Just as you’re buying your lunch or pulling last night’s dinner out of your bag give them a call and let them work their magic. Be sophisticated When someone is reading the newspaper they are obviously choosing to engage in the cultured endeavour rather than socialising. A newspaper can transform you from lonely sushi-eater to classy su...

7 Annoying People at the Library

There aren’t many places you can go these days to get a quiet timeout. Apart from the ever-increasing pressure on Uni students to get good grades, this is probably the reason finding a seat at the library is harder than studying itself. You finally find an empty seat on the silent level. After some final procrastination in setting up your books, filling your water bottle and taking one last glance at yours newsfeed, you’re finally ready to go. The next three hours you’re going to give those books your heart, soul and undivided attention! Then old mate Kevin across the table starts munching on his wasabi peas like fucking Bugs Bunny. Here are the 7 types of library douches that make you want to go back home, jump into bed and watch House of Cards. Loud headphones student Some people like li...

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