Reality is out!

Hello everyone, our second issue of MONGA themed “Reality” IS FINALLY OUT! We still have some copies, so do drop by our office above the MUSA lounge to pick one up! Reality was created to be the opposite of fantasy (idk I’m not a writer and it’s SWOT vac and I have a thesis due)…

The Second MUSA Forum

It was that time of the semester again, when MUSA fulfilled their election promise – to answer all of your pressing concerns about the state of the campus! Unfortunately, the student body neither to be very curious nor concerned, leaving one to wonder how long this pilot project will last. The 13th of September was…

Monash Cup Opening Ceremony!

The air on campus was rife with anticipation and excitement as the day of the Opening Ceremony of the annual Monash Cup finally arrived. Despite the downcast weather and grey skies, Monashians showed up regardless and waited around the football field for the event to begin. Finally, after a few more minutes of allowing more…

Hello Buddy! (Night?)

On the 30th of August, Monash University’s Pharmacy Society (MUPhas) had its Hello Buddy Night. Much like Engineering’s Buddy-Buddee Night where juniors and seniors gather to mingle, there was already a large group of people registering themselves when I arrived at the Sports Centre at 6 p.m. I didn’t pay them much attention as I…

TedX Monash postponed to October; The Sixth MUSA Meeting.

On the 4th of August 2017, the members of the Monash University Student Association (MUSA) sat through their sixth MUSA meeting of the year at the MUSA office in the Monash Sports Center. Kicking off at tentatively 6.15p.m., the Vice-President’s department was the first to present their business papers where they highlighted the success of…

Ever wondered why dogs and wolves howl?

Have you ever wondered why wolves howl? And if you’re a fan of dogs or have a dog, or two or three at home, have you ever heard them howl and wonder why they do it? Well, they aren’t the only animals in the world to howl. Naturally, the most famous howlers are the wolves…

MILLENNIALS ARE KILLING… EVERYTHING

It’s true, we’ve read article after article about how millennials are to blame for pretty much all of the unpopular trends going on in the world today. This generation, arguably the most hated one of all, just can’t seem to do anything right. Don’t believe me? Just ask Business Insider, Forbes, The New York Post,…

Indonesian Independence Day – In Monash Malaysia!

Indonesian Independence Day was celebrated last week on the August 17th. In Indonesia’s capital of Jakarta and other large cities throughout the archipelago, this historically significant day is celebrated with elaborate parades including marching bands and floats festooned with Indonesia’s red-and-white flag. Considering the growing number of Indonesian friends we have at Monash, of course…

Living with an eating disorder. You’re not alone.

Last week MONGA had its first major editorial board meeting this semester. We were told that amongst other things, we should perhaps consider writing about depression and suicide, as suicide rates have been on a steady rise. Now, I’ve thought long and hard about this. Suicide and depression are not easy things to write about….

MUSA Info Week – MUSA Do Something Pls

The beginning of Week 3 was welcomed by our MUSA Publicity Officers’ noble initiatives as they fulfilled their promises to create awareness on the upcoming MUSA Elections as well as to educate the students on what MUSA actually does. The Publicity Officers, Charmaine Yeo and Shaun Tan opened a booth at the foyer right next…

Merdeka Throwback – Malaysia in the 1950s-70s

It’s Merdeka month, and the nation takes it VERY seriously. From discounts on food and the country being decorated with our Jalur Gemilang, we take pride of what we’ve become as a big mess combo of brown, yellow and spectrum brown peoples. With the Petronas Twin Towers, UNESCO heritage sites, Mount Kinabalu and also AMAZING…

Unlimited Power? August’s theme of the month winner!

Power. Unlimited. Power. What first comes to your mind when you hear that word? I bet it’s the power to rule the world. But what could you get out of it? Travel the world? That’s a given. Unlimited money? Sure, since you could just take them by force. Fame? Well, you’d probably get a similar…

Lap Dances, Wet T-shirts and Pizzas: Engineering Buddy-Buddee Night Sem 2

Semester One 2017’s Engineering Buddy-Buddee Night will not be forgotten anytime soon, thanks to John’s impromptu lap dance, immortalised here in steamy fashion by my fellow writer Larissa. Semester Two’s BBN was definitely no slouch, a repeat of  everyone’s favourite male burlesque being just one of the highlights. The traditional Library rooftop venue was unavailable, so…

Flash Friends? Tinder, but for friends?

Well, who knew that there were so many social butterflies in Monash? There were at least 139 of them at the Flash Friends event organized by the Activities department, which was held in the Foyer on Friday the 4th of August. The event, or as one person described it, “Tinder, but for friends” (or apparently…