I interview Sam, and she talks about how she sees Game of Thrones and the effect she believes the show has on people.
It’s a Thursday night at Uni Bar, and everyone’s dressed up. Heroes and Villians fill the dancefloor, talk at the tables, and pay for drinks at the bar. Deadpool sits at the next table over. Clark Kent drinks a beer across from me. Poison Ivy laughs outside. I steal a hat from a friend, and suddenly I’m Fiona from Adventure Time. Uni Bar nights are just another part of Uni Life… and perhaps one of the funnest. We might have one or three drinks too many, but by the end of the night we’ll still be smiling… that creepy Scarcrow mask and all.
Tutorials are a part of University life; you can’t finish your degree without them! Often interesting, always necessary, and sometimes way too long, tutorials are where you get into the bread and butter of your course. For Journalism students, that means photography, interviewing, and current affairs. Everything from aperture to interviewing techniques, the latest from Crimea to Justin Beiber, the 3:30 slot on a Tuesday afternoon is never dull… even if it does go for two hours. With a keyboard at your fingertips and a projector up the front, there’s always something new to be learnt.
Mel Rose is a Soccer fullback… who wants to be an Administrative Lawyer, a lawyer who works in the civil and financial sphere. She met a professor who came from the Admin Law background at Newcastle University who inspired her to pursue the career… Although she hasn’t started just yet. Right now she’s studying Journalism, and finding her excitement wherever she can. A self-confessed thrill-seeker, Mel went skydiving in Wollongong with the North Beach skydiving company, and says she loved every minute of it. She’s also an art lover, painting abstracts in her spare time and inspired by Augusta and Renoir.
Sam Johnson is a feminist. A passionate Feminist. She’s not afraid to admit it and she’s not ashamed of it. She’ll stare down anyone trying to put her or her beliefs down. Coming from a farming background, Sam speaks about the need to think of the farmers and animals involved when banning live cattle export. Her family suffered greatly when the ban was put in place, and many animals died with no place to go and no money to feed them. Sam hales from Berry, describing her politics as Green/labour but not particularly happy with either party. She’s currently studying Communications and Media and wishes to be a screenwriter.
On a sunny afternoon I spoke to Alex Dickson about fantasy worlds, going on exchange, and food. Eighteen years old, Alex is studying Communications and Media at Wollongong University, Majoring in jurnalism. He says his favourite thing to do is eat, and his favourite food is Thai Garlic chicken. His interests centre around Tennis, Anime, Computer games and Guitar. His favourite anime are Attack on Titan, which he speaks passionately about, and Code Geass.
I ask the students of UoW where they would go on exchange if they could go anywhere.