What is your fitness level and how to improve it?

By: Aurelie Mok Knowing your fitness level is important for your health! Whether you are about to start a fitness program or already accustomed to daily training, knowing your fitness level helps you to get the most efficient use of your exercise sessions and avoid overtraining or undertraining. Thus, you can set your fitness goals,…

The Jungle Book

Words by Najrina Jalil Anyone who’s 19 to 23 is probably pumped up for the new Jungle Book release by Disney this year. Based on childhood memories, I can safely say the most recent Jungle Book is not an exact remake of the cartoon adaptation Disney did a while ago. With darker tones, sarcastic humour…

10 Films to Check Out Before Mid-Semester Break

Words by Sarah Lee Jian Yun After a whole month off, dragging yourself back to campus may not exactly be on top of your to-do list right now. With the Mid-Semester Break scheduled to be only after Week 9, I think it’s safe to say the semester is going to be a terrifyingly long one. To ease…

Notice on Cafeteria

Disclaimer: This is a notice from the MUSA President, not the editor’s department. Here are some highlights of the survey carried out earlier in the semester. A total of 1026 responses were recorded (Male = 480, Female = 546) and we thank you for voicing out. Most of you have noted the problem with the…

Big History, and Bigger Challenges

Words by Hanny Kee // Photos by: Emily Choong  When my close friend Nisshanthan told me of the History’s Channel’s trivia competition, aptly named the “Big History Intercampus Quiz Challenge”, without a single thought, I told him to sign me up. Thus Dinish, Niloo, Nisshanthan and myself formed the 4-person team needed to quality for the…

The Tale of Two Quicksilvers: Marvel Movie Politics

L to R – Quicksilver (X-men: Days of Future Past), Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver (Avengers 2: Age of Ultron) Words by: Sarah Lee Warning: This article contains spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier         The 2014 summer blockbuster season is already in full swing with the recent release of Captain America:…

Meeting with Information Technology Services (ITS): What happened to our network?

Written by Emily Choong | Photo by Vince Cheong On the 5th of May 2014, the Welfare Officers and myself as the Editorial Board representative attended an independent meeting with two staff members from the Information Technology Services (ITS) to investigate several prevailing ITS-related issues in Monash University Malaysia. It was made known that the…

All Purpose, Affordable Black Smokey Eye!

Let’s face it, we’re poor, University kids with a limited budget. Going to a formal event is never a cheap endeavor. Aside from the entry tickets, we have to pay for the dress, the hair, the shoes… and let’s not forget about the accessories… Don’t worry, I have an affordable solution for you makeup wise,…

10 Reasons to Watch Running Man

By Joel Wong Not many people are willing to give in to the power of the Hallyu wave, and those who haven’t have been drenched by the waters of all things Korean and may find it difficult to wallow into the idol-infested waters. It’s understandable to not want to be a part of the mushiness or…

The Last of Us: A Review

By Darren Adamally Video games offer us a form of virtual reality that allows us to relax, make friends or enemies, save or destroy entire universes; or if it floats your boat, race around fantastical environments, while dressed up as an annoyed mushroom (Mario Kart, I’m looking at you!). We do all of this without…

Anime Review: K

By: Hanny Kee Although a self-professed anime fan, I have not gobbled down a new anime series since Hakuouki was introduced in 2010, which sucked me into the Otome game (a whole other genre of text-based gaming world) thereafter. When I finally hit rock bottom, I decided that enough was enough, and went to look…

The International 2013

By Jimmy Liew and Brian Soong   Image source here “Wrap around gank is going to be the name of the game for IG. Who leads them? I believe it should be Zhou, they’re gonna cut for the shorter path, they storm up the river. Patience from Zhou, waiting in the wake. Na’vi is about…