Stress can bring out somewhat extreme tendencies in us. Or rather, it can make perfectly ordinarily pre-existing qualities somewhat… dramatic ? For instance, I am someone who gets so wrapped up attending to the pageantry and socio-political crisis occurring between waring fractions in ‘Laura Land’, that I can be truly oblivious to general everyday care and organisation. This can be quite endearing. For example, going through a whole day without realising that I had taken beauty pointers from ‘The Joker’ and spread dark red lipstick all across my cheek like war paint. (sidenote; why did nobody bother to tell me ? I ONLY NOTICED FROM THE GLARE OF MY COMPUTER SCREEN ! Do people just EXPECT these things of me now ?)
If you’ve not yet taken the chance to look ahead at QUT’s calendar, let me tell you: you’re in for some serious culture this semester!
We all have our own tastes and passions when it comes to music, dance and art. QUT’s undergradute arts programs are designed to allow students the ultimate freedom in style and creativity, so there’s something for everyone when QUT performers take the stage. Here are some opportunities for you to catch some local talent soon: Read more
QCS is fast approaching for this year’s seniors. I caught up with a real life grade twelve student, Gina, to hear what she had to say about the upcoming test.
I’m doing an elective this semester called AMB310 Internship, and we’re required to write a journal throughout the semester detailing our experiences with sourcing and working in an internship of our choosing. Last week’s topic was all about “Am I Ready” – essentially dissecting ourselves and our readiness for the big bad world out there.
There are two things I’ve been dreaming of in life. One is that sleeping should be introduced as a subject, because I think that I would ace it. The second is that university should consider introducing nap rooms where everyone can go to sleep between classes, although I guess that the library and computer labs do tend to be used as such. The latter in particular would be useful if you find yourself getting sleepy less than halfway through a class. While I’ll be honest and say that I’ve never actually fallen asleep at university, every now and then, I do get extraordinarily sleepy during class. Luckily, I’ve discovered a few little tricks that help me to keep my focus and fingers crossed they help my fellow sleepyheads out there, too.
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Stepping outside a comfort zone is something a lot of individuals struggle with throughout their lives. If it’s truly out of one’s comfort zone, it is never easy. For introverts, there is nothing we dislike more than being pushed past our limits. For me, I have always enjoyed staying in for a quiet, relaxing evening, rather than going out all night. I’ve delighted in the familiarities of home, and never cared much for travelling too far. However, after going on an overseas holiday for a few weeks, something changed. I was bitten by the travel bug, and I realised there was so much more in the world to see and new journeys to go on. But travelling costs money, and so for a while I was stuck. I had work and study commitments. Then, an opportunity arose. Read more
Student public transport life – Part 1.
Part 1 because public transport is not dull enough just for one part.
As a student, life on public transport can be amusing, scary, weird, time consuming and frustrating. So I thought it’s only right to share our common feelings, because as a fifth year student who takes public transport, I’ve seen enough to know how we all feel. I’m sure many of you have experienced and witnessed these at some stage of your travels and if you haven’t – brace yourself.
It’s the start of a new season; trees are sprouting greenery, flowers are blossoming, birds are chirping, the air is filled with something that smells vaguely familiar… ssh, close your eyes, take a good whiff. What’s that smell?… Ah, that’s it. It’s the smell of a clean slate. With a dash of hope, a hint of change and a sprinkling of deluded optimism.
It’s that time of the year, boys and girls and undecideds. Now, I’m not talking about that “join a gym”, “go paleo” clean slate codswallop (cause we all know come day three of said new lifestyle you’ll be back stuffing your face with paleo-prohibited dairy products and avoiding the gym like the plague). No, I’m talking about the start of a new semester.
Whether you’re an uncorrupted, optimistic freshman or a fourth-year about to tackle their final semester while trying to get in the QUT spirit and ready themselves for the real world (thanks, QUT), there’s nothing quite like the start of a zesty fresh semester.