2018 MUSA Annual Elections: The Last of the Debates

Editor’s Note: Polling for the student elections are happening throughout this week! Do refer to your student emails for polling details. Plastic chairs beckoning students to sit, the winds welcoming the dawn of the debates about to happen. On Tuesday, August 28th, the MUSA debates for School Representatives took place at the Concourse Area from…

Student Thoughts on 2018 MUSA Annual Elections

Student election season is now well under way. Throughout Monash campus, MUSA candidates are desperately trying to get students to take a few minutes break from revision to tick a few boxes to vote for the new MUSA representatives. It sounds fairly simple, doesn’t it? But how many of us are really aware of the…

MUSA General Election Debate – Day 3

Editor’s Note: Polling for the student elections are happening throughout this week! Do refer to your student emails for polling details. It was a windy day. The wind blew hard. Papers were blowing everywhere. Even the candidates beautifully combed and gelled hair were a mess. Day 3 featured the policy speeches of Welfare Officers, Activities…

Manifestos for Dummies: MUSA Elections 101

It’s that time of the year again when heated debates and intense hours of campaigning can be visible across our campus. In other words, MUSA 2019 elections are currently underway, filled with the underlying promise of change and the overpowering feeling of hope. As we all know, MUSA elections are highly competitive and involve long…

“SOS”! It’s a “SASS”y Sports Night!

As we go about our average day on campus, most of us tend to fall in a routine and rarely get a chance to venture out. It’s hard to see friends from different faculties as classes are predominantly concentrated to specific buildings or floors. So both the School of Science and the School of Arts…

The Race to the Office (MUSA GE Debate Day 2)

The peaceful morning silence around campus was interrupted by a series of debates and speeches coming from underneath the glass bridge. It was day two of the MUSA Annual Elections debate, therefore presenting a new chance of redemption for students from both contesting parties to step up and speak out (literally) regarding their manifestos, as…

Adobe Photoshop Workshop, Take-Two

Can you really call yourself a millennial if you’ve never edited a photo? Picture editing is more than a skill one can have, it’s an experience. There are so many levels to picture editing; it is not just slabbing on a filter to an image before uploading it on the gram. If done right, photo…

And So It Begins…. (MUSA GE Debate Day 1 )

The Hope Versus The Voice. The first day of the MUSA General Election Debate was held on the 23rd of August, 2018 as Monashians filled up the concourse area; with various food trucks providing an unique backdrop for the debate. The reason for conducting this debate was to have a platform for the candidates to…

A Night of Multiculturalism and Diversity (Indonesian Independence Night)

Monash has often been known to hold gatherings and events that represent its multicultural student population. The Indonesian Independence Night, that was held on the 18/8/18, was no exception. Starting with a brief introduction in honor of the 73rd anniversary of the Republic of Indonesia’s Independence, the speakers explained that this event was organized to…

MUSA Election Info Week

Week 4 would have seemed like any other dull week if not for the “MUSA ELECTION INFO WEEK” notice posted up on the MUSA booth located in front of the foyer, which successfully captured the eyes of many passers-by. It was finally that time of year whereby respective MUSA members had to fulfill their annual…

SOB Zombie Mingle Night

Being shocked is an understatement used to describe the reactions of passersby to the sight at Monash Sports Centre. What seemed innocently like a registration booth for the School of Business’ Mingle Night was crowded with students and the undead. Yes. You read that right, zombies complete with gashes of red, the low hum of…

Speakers Series: YB Maria Chin and Ivy Josiah

“11 years later, I’m back to still talk about sexual harassment” — Ivy Josiah There’s something quite chilling having to hear activists comment on our social climate where seemingly so much has progressed since, while so little has changed. Monash had the privilege of inviting two of the most prolific female figures to deliver speeches…

“Lengzais and Lengluis”-Filled Buddy-Buddee Night by SOE

Trust me, hit that Limbo Rock by Chubby Checker and you’re going to be shocked at how low some of these Monash Engineers can go… eerily similar to how we all avoid life responsibilities honestly. On 7th August, the School of Engineering Student Representatives and committee hosted a Buddy-Buddee night to connect over 100 junior…

Paint Your Campus Inclusive (In a Nutshell)

Diversity and inclusivity have become buzzwords amongst higher education institutions. In recent years, universities have been pushing to create a diverse student body, but many have yet to figure out how to make the environment inclusive. Creating an atmosphere in which all people, regardless of their skin colour, gender, sexual orientation or disability feel valued…

Off to the Beach! (July 2018 Orientation Bash)

Another Semester, Another Orientation Bash! The OB (or more commonly known as the Orientation Bash for newbies), is a Monash Malaysia biannual tradition where new students are introduced to their peers and future lab partners. The second offering of the OB in 2018 was held in Avillion Admiral Cove, Port Dickson and was also the…