The effects of Facebook

August 29, 2009

By Wazi Kunene

Schools around the world are complaining about the social network phenomenon that is Facebook. This came after a meeting with a number of education departments.  The topic of the meeting was ‘Learners today are not competent enough to handle pressure in high learning’.

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SCAM hits 5FM

August 29, 2009

By Pierre Potgieter

After much anticipation and lots of excitement, Rhodes rapper SCAM (a.k.a. Matthew Callcott-Stevens) will hit 5FM with his hip-hop music, soon to be played on both Gareth Cliff and DJ Fresh’s shows.  Although he defines his style as hip-hop, there are strong elements of rap in it, with witty lyrics laid over the unique beats of DJ Abstrakt’s mixes.

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Beauty has a skin colour

August 29, 2009

By Wazi Kunene

Definitions of statements and words change as time passes – just like the term beauty. How it was defined centuries ago is certainly not the same today. In the early years before South Africa became colonised by Europeans, black skinned women with light and dark complexions were seen as gorgeous and compared to all beauties of nature. Beauty was, as today, the body and the face and not much has changed today, but the wheel has taken a turn and now beauty has a ‘skin colour’.
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A good time, in and around G’town

August 29, 2009

By Samkelisiwe Dlalisa

After the hectic Intervarsity weekend, it seems people are looking forward to upcoming, calmer weekends. As promised I will be giving you the best ways to have a “lekker jol” in and around Grahamstown in many different ways without having to get drunk.

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Book Review: The Interpretation of Murder

August 3, 2009

By Maya Sapieka

Set in 1909, in the midst of the flourishing industrial revolution in New York, The Interpretation of Murder is a fast-pace thriller about a the hunt for a terrifying serial killer. The novel takes you through various plots and is gripping from the very beginning.

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What Has the SRC Done For You Lately?

August 3, 2009

By David Shields and Ithuteng Mashabela

Rhodes University’s Student Representative Council is seen as an organisation which exists with the aim of representing the interest of all the University’s students. Its mission statement describes it as a “student approachable institution which fosters a conducive developmental environment in and out of the academic sphere.” However, it seems that after O-week this council of ours is hard to be seen. A common opinion among Rhodents is that it is really only during the weeks leading up to the elections that any visible effort takes place. “The SRC needs to be more in-your-face,” says concerned second year Law student Lebo Motsumi, “just like they are during the elections.”

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SAMA 2009!

August 3, 2009

By Mpho Hlapolosa

The 15th annual South African Music Awards show was staged on the 2nd of May at its traditional home, the Sun City Super Bowl. From the celebs walking on the yellow carpet to fans screaming their lungs out in support of their favourite artists, this was an event not to be missed. The spectacular showing of South African talent and entertainment rocked the Super Bowl and has left many South Africans eagerly anticipating next years offering.

Keeping the audience entertained as the host for this year was comedian and television host Mr. “oh so handsome” Trevor Noah, who kept the crowds in stitches.

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