Alexandra Nagel: The one no one has been waiting for. The one that will happily send me on my way, never to return to the gallows of VARSITY ever again. I could easily do the usual episode of goodbyes and good lucks, but I fear this page will end up on the sidewalk, like the ones before this, or land up as cleaning tools for shining windows and not have any other impact besides that.
So I have taken it upon myself to share with you, the UCT community, a story that I have just made up in order to cure my tentative hand into writing a cliché of a final column. Once upon a time, there lived a unicorn named Jonah. It/she/he had an identity issue and decided to share this with his other unicorn friends. They shared in the joys of their weirdness in a meadow that was guarded by a red door on a mountain.
Lynne Marie Fraser:Paying tribute to the rapid pace at which this band is hurtling into the limelight is their unique name: The Liminals. The band is fresh, having only existed in its current incarnation since July this year; although their fast-paced success reflects the fact that they are riding on a strong foundation that began five years ago with current UCT student Dylan Fine (lead guitarist) and his life-long friend Aviwe Sikele (vocalist and guitarist). Now, with two new members, Angus Hardcastle (bassist) and UCT student Mitchell Davies (drummer), these musicians are well on their way to realising their ambitious dreams for the band.
Mia Swart: A current University of Cape Town student has been exposed as the alleged administrator of the controversial UCT Exposed blog which published academic grades, private information and correspondence of UCT students.
Pabie Tabo, also known as Qamran Tabo, is thought to be the originator of the blog and facebook page. Earlier this year, Tabo was embroiled in controversy for an articke in the UCT student newspaper called ‘the most attractive race poll’.
Rather than celebrating Kenyan culture by visiting a restaurant, the developmental psychology specialist invited Wits Vuvuzela for a “cultural picnic” to celebrate Heritage Month.
Charles Mackenzie: Ahead of Rocking the Daisies, The Oppidan Press press spoke to Gangs of Ballet frontman Brad Klynsmith at their album launch at The Assembly in Cape Town about their new album Yes/No/Grey and their current touring plans.
Leigh-Ann Carey: THE ISSUE of disabilities has always been a sore point for the university and, barring a few extraordinary individuals, it has been treated with reluctance and a measure of reservation.
Everybody in management knows how to talk the talk to impress university stakeholders and guests. But the reality is much different.
Jamie Mighti: SOUTH Africa is a strange country, where the level of sports excellence is hilariously inconsistent. On the one hand, Bafana Bafana keep losing games and can only dream of the World Cup, while in contrast the cricket and rugby teams rank amongst the best in the world.
The answer can be found in Sir Alex Ferguson, the greatest coach of all time. The answer to how to create a Wits that ranks in the top 100 universities lies in the Alex Ferguson rule.
Pearl Pillay: OVER THE past few weeks, the hills of Wits have come alive with the sound of democracy.
“Elections” seems to be the buzzword on campus of late. Whether it be clubs and societies, house committees or (my personal favourite) SRC elections, students have come out in their numbers to honour the democratic process and make their voices heard.
The People to People International Documentary Conference was held at the Wits theatre from last Sunday and ended this Wednesday.
PYA’s Shafee Verachia (@ShafMysta)was elected uncontested as the new SRC president and four other PYA members were voted into executive team portfolios.