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my SRC duties. This has taught me to
fter only a few weeks in office, focus my energy on initially shaping my
the SRC is up for another major degree and, once matured, take on the
re-shuffle as a result of last challenges of student governance,” Pillay
week’s sudden resignations. The SRC said. Barry said that Pillay hoped to
President, Ricardo Pillay and his Vice- show the student body the consequences
President, Bianca-Maree Sampson have of not striking a balance in life. Sampson
resigned, citing academic and personal informed The Oppidan Press that the
pressures respectively for their depar- reasons for her resignation will remain
tures. personal and unfortunately she could
Pillay’s successor, Xolani Nyali felt not be reached for further comment.
that it was “unfortunate at any point to Dean of Students, Prof Vivian de
lose people of such a calibre as Ricci and Klerk was grateful for all the commit-
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Bianca”. However, he assured the student ment and contributions made by Pillay
body that the foundation for the year has in his role as SRC President. She also
been laid and “it is just a matter of taking said that she was “confident that the
the bait and running with it”. SRC Media SRC will be in capable hands under the
Councillor, Hanna Barry, said that the Presidency of Xolani Nyali”.
team building and planning for the year Many other South African universi- Pillay said that he “would highly encour- and protect the student body’s interests
had already taken place and that this vi- ties offer members of the SRC both age the university to look at a yearly sab- has provided me with great satisfaction,”
sion now just has to be implemented. financial and academic incentives. For batical for the SRC Presidency in order he said.
According to Barry, the resignations example, the University of Johannesburg to ensure that one’s duties are carried out Pillay’s devotion to the student body
were “completely unexpected”, as both offers the SRC Presidency a full year sab- efficiently”. is nevertheless unwavering. Although
Pillay and Sampson showed no signs of batical. “This would lessen the pressure Despite the pressure that his involve- he has been forced to step down as SRC
any problems. Barry said that Pillay “had of academic demands,” said Pillay. In ment in the SRC has placed on his president, he will remain involved in
no other option” but to resign in order to contrast, Rhodes offers an incentive in academic commitments, Pillay said that a number of leadership development
avoid exclusion from the university as he the form of a tuition rebate, which differs the SRC has been worth every minute of initiatives: “I wish to remain committed that cannot easily cease. Once I am aca-
has been placed on academic probation. for each position within the SRC (50 his time. “Being able to influence institu- to students. It has been what I have done demically and financially stable, there is
“As a second year student, I found it in- percent of a BA Fee for the President). tional culture, deliver students services for the past two years and it is a passion no doubt in my mind that I will be back.”

morning (3 Feb), after the student left the university treats everyone equally
a local pub in New Street accompanied because now we are all at risk”, said
by men he had met during the course of Michael Toman, a second year student.
The recent rape of a male Rhodes stu- the evening. He was sexually assaulted Other students expressed some
dent has shown the community that rape on African Street, on his way back to precautions to avoid finding themselves
knows no creed, colour or gender. The residence. Captain Phindile Koko, Com- in a future potential rape situation.
number of reported rapes in Graha- mander of the Family Violence, Child Sheldon Goss, a third year BSc student,
mstown seems to be on the increase, Protection and Sexual Offences Unit, said it was important to “maintain a state
although Dr Charles Young, Head of said that the case is still under investiga- of mind that allows a person to think
the Counselling Centre, maintains that tion with “some issues that still need to rationally”. He also mentioned the risk
many cases still remain unreported. be clarified”. of walking alone in “dark and danger-
According to the Counselling Centre, When approached by The Oppidan ous places”. Second year Tara Walraven
3 percent of all counselling sessions Press, several students expressed their suggested that people should try going
in the first half of 2007 delt with rape alarm at the incident; “I was shocked out in groups of friends and that they
survivors. This was higher than sessions because it seems so far removed from must be aware of their surroundings. She
concerning substance abuse and eat- the norm, it’s not something we’ve had added that when travelling home, stu-
ing disorders. Dr Young said that the to deal with before,” said Tyron Louw. dents should keep to the security routes,
Counselling Centre is “good, but sadly Another student, Mvuselelo Gcaba, and if necessary use Rhodetrip or taxis.
very experienced in dealing with rape felt scared: “it makes me wonder how In the wider Grahamstown area, a
victims”. He added that seeking support safe Rhodes really is”. Third year Emma 29 year old man appeared in court on
was advisable as “rape is characterised Herbert was also unsettled by the Tuesday, for the rape of a Rhodes student
by multiple traumas. If left unreported, incident and felt that it brought such in 2006. He is alleged to have raped the
these effects could be catastrophic”. issues closer to home in the Rhodes 23 year old woman on 1 July 2006 in
According to the Dean of Students, community. Some students even felt her residence while he was out on bail
Dr Vivian de Klerk, the most recent rape that the university should shoulder on another rape charge. The trial will
took place in the early hours of Sunday some of the blame: “it is about time that resume on Monday.
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“If you are leaving yourself open to preg- students have access to the morning after
nancy, then you are leaving yourself open pill.
to Aids and STI infection,” said Sister Exact figures regarding student use
Jeane Shaw from the Rhodes Sanatorium. of the emergency contraception will only If power cuts have left you trying to affect their performance. They also
She believes that despite SHARC’s (Stu- be available at the end of the month, but roast marshmallows over a candle, Sports
than physicians
in the treat all
past. Budget health-
changes reflect Dieticians
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that problems
the SRC spentaffecting
R11,000 professional
on wine for schemes for sports people,
spirits were permitted. Accordingfocusingto style that will improve their
had limited alcohol, each person self-esteem
the dangers of misusing alcohol.
Pots, was held up at knife-point in his The Association of South Africa
“excellent condom distribution”, accidents the rise. Should the same student request can be made of Shaun Pollock or the speed of sports
eight people.
halls’ cheeseThey
andcomplete a degree
wine events in on healthy nutrition. Every
Xolani Nyali, newly appointed athlete
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receiving one in order
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SRC
home on 9 February. Although nobody (ROWSA) has with minimal
recently put anlighting.
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do still happen. the morning after pill on their third visit, Just remember to turnRhodes
on yourand turbo Bryan Habana to lead their nations in medicine
2007, while this before
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was physically injured, the thief made off on-going row between Stel-
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same injuries.
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Rhodes’all the cold air escaping.
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other sport careers open to people coach
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policy both on
acknowledges their particular type
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dinner, cleaned the bathroom and killed the contraceptive (PCC) or ‘the morning must be aware of what PCCs do to your albeitSaner
without& the
Harriet
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that “social drinking is normal for a build bodily strength where
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way. sider these career choices in
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trative blunders,
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crew. Their peeled andopponents,
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also provided Sports
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included activities such as a “Save
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muchastricter
numberalcohol
of sports field careers
regulations than of students through more moderatea
physical problems that may affect effectiveness of the diet plans.
Rhodes jurisdiction when it comes to man Kinetics and Ergonomics (HKE)
drinking. the Pharaohs to
competition of come
the continent.
up with the best
grabbed what was on the top,
deskgoand decision duringtrimmed the race, appealed
swing into your itty-bitty to ran
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8 cherry but Rhodes’
tomatoes, B crew
cut in half
and deepens
previous years. one’s knowledge
The Dean of sport
of Students, sports person’s
consumption performance,
of alcohol. During usually bringing the university into disrepute”. is a good start ifcontrary
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to all measures The African Cup
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fall into fair share
at the of end According to de Klerk, the aim of this drunken behaviour of Oppidans if it is attend the festivities in New Street. Pub soccer togo
will just progress, soccer and
underground bodies and
secret
Stellenbosch
½ cup redoncabbage,
the basisthinly
that our refusal
sliced approved Policy for the Responsible Use
break-ins, ” said Pots. The six-man
of the day and hope the first year spread digs regulation was to avoid exposing first deemed necessary. owners preferred to keep O-week wet, administrators alike need to recognise
drinking is anti-social.
At a recent meeting of the Land, Hous- property owners are slow to notify the Despite incorrect zoning, this particular to re-race
¼ cupwas redaonions,
violation of some
thinly slicedrule,” of Alcohol.
on Cradock
from your years Street
in has been robbed
residence will go twice year students to “liquor pressure” in The SRC rose to the dry O-Week wet, wet. thatDedevelopment,
Klerk and her organisation
office applaudand
ing and Infrastructural Development Makana Council. property has been rented as a digs for said John1Snelgar,
tbsp Dijona member
mustard of the Rho- Some O-week events organised by the
and an
away onestimated
its own? ten car radios have their introduction to the university. challenge. The Chocolate Ball and the Alcohol Abuse Awareness week, structure
abstinence, areyet
needed to take the
also support sport to
responsible
Portfolio Committee, officials were Councillor Luyanda Nase said that the past nine years. des B crew. 1 tbspSnelgar also vinegar
balsamic mentioned that SRC were completely alcohol free, while
beenIt’sstolen.
time to be proactive about your Only beer, cider, wine and fortified Hall events were alcohol free, and both which began on Monday, is currently an international
alcohol level.
use in moderation.
instructed to propose strategies to deal it was time the Council gained from The committee did not approve the the rivalry between the two
3 tbsp olive oil teams had others provided substantially less alcohol
It is The
health. believed that Press’
Oppidan the intruder
new Healthgained AFCON 08, hosted by Ghana, was a
access towill thegive
house with the “mushrooming of student digs” the profitable industry. He made this application, agreeing that the Council increased1due to the
garlic appeal
clove, minced and assured in the Philippines with the added bonus
section youwhen
hintstheandfront door
tips on that theSaltRhodes crew looked
and pepper to “avenge
(to taste)
sumptuous soup of blunders, seasoned
was left open while the other digs mates and sub-letting of houses. comment whilst the committee was needed to curb the problem of “mush- that it is now legal. As its name suggests, with some infrastructural inefficiency. I
how to improve your health and well pretending you are going to sit down in this decision at Boat Races this year”.
were conversing in thethedriveway. Follow- Houses which have been zoned as discussing an application for the rezon- rooming”. Incorrectly zoned student the ‘sport’ involves grown up chickens will concede that the quality of soccer on
being without leaving spider-free Start theresidential”
exercise byare
taking a chair with your weight through your When our nations clash over a game of
ing this incident, a new security “single oftena let
step
to stu- ing of a house in Bedford Street. The accommodation contravenes the town Rhodes’ rowers have already made a
METHOD: pecking at each other until one (or
comfort of your own home. We’lldoor
starthas forward with one leg. Bendtoyour knees heels. Push through your heels to return good rugby or, more recently, over a game of show was outstanding, with the excep-
been installed and razor wire
off by explaining some basic exercises is being dents without application the council new owner of the property wishes to
to an upright position. Don’t fall over!
planning scheme (as well municipal  Combine the carrot,them
start to 2008 giving sugar“confi-
snaps, football, emotions become the order of
both) kick the bucket. However, a raging tion of a few moments of ill-disciplined
and lower your back knee towards
for rezoning. Student housing should the continue renting the house as a digs and income). dence in training and incucumber,
each othercab- to rooster can be given an advantage by
fitted.
you can do before you hit the pillow. Do two sets of five. Four sets of ten if tomatoes, bell pepper, the day. Tempers flare, fights break out defending and random fist fights. But
floor,
be zonedkeeping the front
as “general heel downbut
residential”, and has applied for the house to be rezoned. match the great results from 2007, ” said sharpening the cock’s natural spurs or by
you are insane. Lie on your back with your legs bent and bage and onion in a salad bowl and and cowboys cry. However, there are that’s beside the point. We all know that
the knee directly over the centre of the Alex
knees facing the ceiling. Place your arms tossVan
untilBesouw, the women’s rowing
well-mixed. some sports that are, quite frankly, as ex-
attaching a razor-sharp blade onto the it is not African talent that is lacking, but
foot. Take a step by pushing upwards captain. spur. This type of variant is known as a
Imagine you have a rod through your across your chest or behind your head  Whisk the mustard and vinegar to- rather an environment conducive to the
through the bottom muscle of your back citing as getting socks for your birthday.
back and bum and keep them in This is where it gets challenging: imagine depending on what is most comfortable. gether in a small bowl, then whisk in “slasher” fight. Fitting. nurturing of these skills.
leg. Your body should remain upright. Chess boxing, for example, is simply
alignment. Beginners should start by you’re a plank. Lie on your stomach. Lift your chin to your knees. As you do the olive oil. Add the garlic and basil. For rugby-lovers not blessed with the The Local Organising Committee
Do two sets of ten (one set on the left leg pointless. Opponents square off in
executing the push-up on their knees Place your hands beside your chest so, focus on using your abs while keep-  Pour the dressing over the salad bulge of the Burger, sheep tackling could (LOC) must have cringed in embar-
and the other set on the right leg). Four alternate rounds of boxing and chess. A
and progress to the full push-up (on
sets of 20 if you’re up for a challenge.
and use your arms to lift yourself off ing your head still, and staring straight and toss until coated. Season well match consists of up to eleven rounds of
be your fix. This bestial pastime is a
popular training method for rugby play-
Keep well with Centrum Multi-Vitamins,
rassment as their own national coach,
your toes). Ensure you breathe in on the the ground. Remain a plank: keep your ahead. Do two sets of 20. Do four sets if with salt and pepper. Eskom’sandincompetence andstarting
subsequent Claude Le Roy, exclaimed that the
way down, and breathe out as you push back and bum in alignment. Remember you are feeling ambitious. Enjoy your dinner by candlelight!
boxing
aload-shedding
chess sessions,
schedule
four minute chess roundhave
with
added by
followed
ers in New Zealand. The sport is quite only R75.85 plus FREE gift, Flu-pack at
pitches were “terrible!” You’ve got to ap-
up. Do two sets of ten. Four sets of 20 if Stand upright with your legs shoulder- to breathe. Hold for 30 seconds. Sixty simple; a chase, a tackle, a bleat.
you’re feeling hectic. width apart. Lower yourself by seconds if you want to feel the burn. Courtesy of Map My Fitness. The Grahamstown name changing
an unwelcome
two minutes of change
boxing.of pace to many
Oppidan households. In an effort to Another smelly occupation is toe only R20.00 and Survival Kit at R10.00
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the launch of an education drive by the holding an informative load-shedding tling. All players must be barefoot so that feel that the tournament was in dire need
Name Changing Task Team (NCTT) at they can link toes and each player’s feet

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workshop to encourage Oppidans to take
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City Hall. a proactive stance regarding the crisis. must touch flat on the other person’s feet. of my couch many thousand km’s away).
Makana Municipality spokesperson “All Oppidans will need to do whatever To win, one must pin his opponents feet Teams arrived to find that the hotel
Thandy Matebese said that the NCTT they can to adapt to this new reality,” for three seconds. The sport is a hit in they were meant to be staying in had
drive is an effort to involve everyone, said Oppidan Warden Gordon Barker. Britain and there is even a toe wrestling not yet been built, pitches rivaled potato
including students, in the name change The workshop, which takes place on world championship. The toe test was Ear piercings now at only R20.00,
fields, and members of the media were
debate. He said all residents should un- invented in the 70s so that a game could

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derstand the history behind the choice
26 February from 17:30 to 18:30 in the
Oppidan common room, will address exist in which the Brits could be success- including studs!treated like third class citizens. Shock
prevailed as the Egyptians, almost ready
of name before anything is implemented. the issues surrounding load-shedding ful. Jolly well done ol’ chaps! to belt out their national anthem, were
Competitors may win by a knock out,
Further meetings will take place and a that affect
check mateOppies.
and by a judge’s decision. met with the rather unfamiliar tune of
vote will be held to determine the name.
TheOppidan Committee
sport is quite popularMember,
in Europe Nkosi Sikelel’i Afrika. Perhaps the cherry
Matabese explained that they needed Jacyn Mitchley, in said: “the workshop on the fluffed cake was the stadium being

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own Oppies with information
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know how long the process would take. alternatives to conventional electric Having endured a pro-longed season
Cock fighting is quite a doodle-do
The proposal to change Graham- power.” of power cuts by Asskom, I began to
stown to iRhini started last year when According to Eskom, if Grahamstown wonder what havoc and what possible
Grahamstown Mayor, Phumelelo Kate, does not utilise its total specified quota destruction they could create in our

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However, the decision was met with frames, load-shedding does not take Could we see ourselves in the same
some resistance from the Keep Graham-

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place. Oppidan Kirsten Harris feels that position as Ghana, with unfinished
stown Grahamstown (KGG) campaign collective action on the part of Oppidans stadiums, sporadic blackouts, in a state
who insist that the name stays the same. can make a real difference. “We need to of panic and chaos because we have no
stop shifting the blame and stand up and power capacity to deal with the streams
take responsibility in order to resolve
Your friend in Grahamstown
of masses that will grace our shores? All
this issue. If we all work together we can because Asskom (with some governmen-

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work towards a solution,” she said.
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tal assistance) neglected to realise that a
catastrophe was looming in the dark (no
pun intended).

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affordable!
We welcome all first years and returning students. The
hindrances from dysfunctional govern-

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 Cook meals in advance and save maintain heat. us forward to
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As you sit with your digs supper on hold,arrested and theormonasteries
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most of its population is another – and a many of the feelings of January 2006, Whether the calls for self-control will
Hitler sent astronauts to the moon as peached for their misguided aministra-
rather unacceptable one at that. when the cartoons first caused chaos. be heeded remains to be seen. Undoubt-
early as 1942 and that they made con- tion. The evidence is so compelling that
Rhodes maintains that it has done no Despite the risk of further violence, edly, many Muslims will likely feel that cartoons should not have been printed,
tact with “half a dozen” alien races, any half-decent lawyer could ensure that
wrong and that this is a case of an in- the newspapers remain defiant. One this is a direct provocation by Denmark one cannot help but wonder whether
including some who seemed intent Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld and the
nocent report twisted badly around. This of the largest, Berlinske Tidende, that deserves a direct response. But as freedom of speech would have been
on taking over Earth in the future! rest are brought to rights.
may be true, technically, but the message defended its decision, stating that it proponents of free speech around the deemed a worthy excuse if offensive
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it has sent the students is another story. had printed the cartoons “to document world continue to robustly challenge depictions Christianity or Judaism had lotines on the White House lawn may
what’s at stake in this case and show an anyone who dares suggest that the been published by a Muslim nation. seem a tad extreme for the misguided
ministers, but I think that a spell in
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The week of Monday the 18th to Friday advise and inspire, ensuring that
posters work out cheaper and create a Catherine McDonald everyone receives individual attention
22 February is the Dean of Students’ $BSB"OO$BSTUFOT ‘cleaner’ feel. Interior advisor Ann De
Alcohol Abuse Awareness Week aimed from the artist.
Koker says that guys could use an old Potters in the 17th Century had the Although the materials (such as
at highlighting the dangers of misusing There is no place like home. Your digs guitar or bicycle, spray paint it so that it nasty habit of digging holes in roads the clay, paint and glaze) need to be
alcohol. Events include a “Save TriVar- cannot be home but it is important looks retro, and hang it on the wall. in an attempt to find more clay. Hence purchased separately and are not February: the cheesy month of love and
sity” debate on Monday 18 as well as the to make it a haven, where you feel A house needs life, so put some the word ‘pot-hole’. Nowadays, the included in the R70 fee that Jane charges, foolish displays of nauseating affection
‘DOS Challenge’, a Hall-based competi- comfortable. For many students, their flowers on the table. If you don’t have search for clay has become far easier. every conceivable extra is available at is almost behind us. Thank goodness!
tion to judge which Hall can stage the digs is just a temporary place to put their money for flowers, one rose or some The hunt, in fact, need not go further ridiculously affordable rates, as is the The thought of having to walk past fuzzy
most successful alcohol-free event. things and sleep at night. It is a known greens out of the garden should work. than Grahamstonian Jane James who “firing” of the masterpieces and mugs. bears and over-priced candy in super-
fact that your surrounding environment You can also add colour by putting was, until recently, a ceramics teacher at Another positive aspect to joining markets…Well, let’s just say it doesn’t in-
4PDJFUJFTt'FCSVBSZ has a psychological effect on you. Living some magazines on the coffee table. Carinus Art School. duce the warm fuzzy feelings it purports.
in Jane James’ pottery class is the fact
circumstances may be a cause for stress, Because you are most likely to entertain Jane was my teacher in high school so that she is able to teach every possible Before you come to the conclusion
Wednesday 20 February is the Society so it is important to take charge of I was pleasantly surprised when I heard
your guests in the living room, it is method; from throwing clay and that I am a bitter old spinster, let me
Sign-up evening at Alec Mullins Hall yours. When you arrive at your digs, that she was offering private pottery
important that this room shows off your ‘building’ pots, plates and said ‘pretty assure you firstly that I’m anything but
from 19:00. This event presents an op- you should feel welcome and relaxed. classes from her home studio in Frances
personality, so add your own touch. things’, to slabs and coils and working old. The reason that I’m not a huge fan of
portunity for the Rhodes community to Some people hate decorating, but if you Street. with the wheel (although there’s not Valentine’s month has nothing to do with
be exposed to the societies available and let yourself have fun, you’re likely to be Kitchen The two hour lessons are offered a snowball’s chance in hell of anyone my relationship status, but more to do
sign up to those of interest. Look out for more creative. Here are some affordable Many people believe that a kitchen is on Monday mornings and evenings recreating the scene with Demi Moore with the kitsch nature of the commercial
free pizza and T-shirts! tips to make your digs beautiful, and the heart of a home, but most students and cost a cool R70 per week, which and Patrick Swayze in “Ghost” …so affair. It’s all about how many (red) roses
your life less stressful! tend to avoid the kitchen. A kitchen is includes all the equipment she has on forget it!). and extravagant gifts you can send or
4UBSHB[JOHt'FCSVBSZ more than just a source of food, it is a offer (although you are free to bring your If making ceramic artefacts yourself receive, posing as a symbol of how much
Living Room place to get together, drink wine and own as well). Classes are very laidback is not your cup of tea, Jane’s pieces are on someone values you.
Meet outside Alec Mullins Hall at The name says it all: this is the room enjoy a meal. A kitchen must be clean; so with Jane selling the clay as well as
Fixing up your kitchen can give a sale at Reddits and, apart from teaching In case you didn’t know or under-
20:00 to make a date with the stars at where you live! The easiest way to save get started and clear the space. Choose paint, glazes and all the good stuff you
homely touch to your digs and to add to the discussed pottery classes, Jane also stand the meaning behind the day you
Astrosoc’s public star-gazing. The Febru- money is to use what you have. Start a theme for your kitchen: whether it be need after you have beat the living…
this, there is nothing that makes a house offers reiki and reflexology sessions from were celebrating, let me give you a brief
ary night sky can be marvelled at with by keeping nice-looking bottles (like Italian, modern, or classic 1950s. Buy air bubbles out of the terracotta clay in
feel more homely than the smell of fresh her home during the week, although history behind lovers’ day. According to
the society’s telescope. You will be able to the blue wine bottles or Peroni bottles), a few accessories which carry out the an attempt to relieve the stress of daily
coffee or homemade bread. these are by appointment only. history.com, the origins of this love-fest
identify stunning star groupings with the clean them and place them on your theme, such as some towels and cloths student life. To find out about the availability of are unclear as there are different stories
aid of a 30mW green Laser Pointer. windowsill. Then get old frames; spray in colours that are complimentary. Now Bedroom Fellow potters regularly show up with and legends behind it.
paint, and some blackboard paint. Spray style your kitchen with food. If you A digs bedroom is your own private Jane’s classes or other offers her numbers
a bottle of wine to accompany the flow of are (046) 622-7842 and 084 251 4116. My favorite version of events is the
5IF+PMt'FCSVBSZ the frame and paint its inner part with chose a modern theme, try a simple type space where you can study and, at the wide-ranging conversation as you create story of Father Valentine and Emperor
blackboard paint. Write a message or of fruit in a glass bowl. same time, a place to relax and sleep. local lab. Hang these test tubes in your your own masterpieces. Or in my case,
On Saturday 23 February get glittered Claudius II. In third century Rome,
draw a picture on it each week and Display your collections. Use your Start by getting yourself a duvet set window frame with some ribbon or make something pretty. Not to worry if HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
for OutRhodes society’s ‘Straights Claudius II believed that his army
- voila - you have a wall decoration! wineglasses and plates to decorate your of your choice, which will determine fishing line and place greenery or flowers you have never taken clay in hand; Jane A potter’s creativity begins to take shape on
Party’: 19:30 for 20:00 at Fort Selwyn. would be stronger if they did not have
Another way to colour your walls is kitchen. Putting your glasses, plates or the colour theme of your room. It is in them. is always standing by to demonstrate, the wheel.
Transport will be leaving from Eden wives and families to distract them so
with hats and scarves. Go to the local bowls ‘on show’ adds a modern edge to always easier to keep to neutral coloured You can always give a place a fresh
Grove and the theme is Las Vegas meets he banned marriages altogether. Father
hardware shop and buy some hooks, the room. You can re-paper your drawers curtains so that you can use them feel by painting old furniture. The most
Moulin Rouge (so think glitter, feathers, Valentine decided that this was unfair
put a few of them on the wall and hang and cupboards in a fun, new colour. for a few years. White curtains, for important thing to remember when
sequins, casinos, and anything over the and proceeded to secretly marry the
colourful things on them. If you print Get some funky fridge magnets and put example, create a spacious feel. Because decorating a home is to look out for
top). Members get in free, R25 for non- soldiers to their lovers. Claudius found
wall-size posters on plain paper, you will interesting recipes on your fridge. Put your room is ‘your’ place, it is always bargains; use what you have; add a touch
members and R15 for African Drum Soc out what Valentine was doing and had
be able to create a statement by sticking some flowers or greenery in a vase, or get colourful and entertaining to have of green; and always keep it clean. Most The menu can even be called impres- quality. I was disappointed to discover
members. Catherine McDonald him arrested and sentenced to death.
them all on one wall. Black and white a pot plant to soften the hard surfaces. photos around. Buy test tubes from your of all, be creative and have fun! sive, with a variety of dishes to cure any that the chicken appeared to have been
The couples that had been married by
serious attack of the munchies. It offers a prepared half-heartedly as the dish was

jazzfavourites
Valentine would visit his jail cell and
Going against every sober person’s bit of everything from around the globe, in serious need of sauce and finishing.
pass him flowers and notes to show their
advice, I braved the short walk from my with burgers (R14+), hotdogs (R8), subs The service, however, was very friendly Décor:
gratitude for what he had done for them.
Citi Golf to the newly opened Munchies (from R26), vetkoek (R6), Roti (R29), as and prompt.
Old Valentine then fell in love with his
on New Street. Previously known as Mr well as various Chinese and Thai dishes. If your appetite cannot drag itself out Atmosphere: jailer’s daughter and on the day that he
Burger, this small fast-food takeaway Munchies also sells chocolates and has a of your abode, Munchies deliveries are
was to be executed (14 February), he
Nina Simone, best known for her song Most Rhodes students recognise the Herbie Hancock, a well-known pianist was frequented conditionally: at night selection of chips for sale, although these charged at R2,50, making the grub more
“My baby just cares for me” has become sounds that have brought South Af- and composer, who has just won the after having had one too many drinks, are quite expensive, a packet of Cheese accessible to those without transport or Value: wrote her a letter and signed it, “From
your Valentine”. And that is where the
a legend in the world of jazz. She grew rican band Goldfish success. The two 2008 Grammy for Album of the Year or from sheer desperation. Although Curls breaking the bank at R10! the energy to mosey down New Street.
soppies supposedly began.
up as Eunice Waymon in North Carolina talented musicians of which the band is and Best Contemporary Jazz album for Munchies is not exactly fine dining, the Having tried the sweet and sour Munchies is open until midnight Drinks (sodas only):
Regardless of what the original story
and was recognised as a child prodigy comprised, David Poole and Dominic “River: The Joni Letters”, was born on 12 establishment looks much better than chicken myself (R35), I was pleasantly on Monday and Tuesday and until 3am
is, we’ve moved away from the true es-
for her ability to play piano by the age Peters, are known for their fusion of jazz April 1940 in Chicago. it used to. It has been redecorated and surprised at the size of the serving, every other day, making sure that those Food: sence of Valentine’s deathrow sincerity.
of four. She later studied at the Julliard and classical with dance music. Both are Hancock is one of the great modern- rearranged, so much so that it isn’t too although the quantity of the dish was stumbling home from Friar’s still have
Of course it’s fantastic to have
School of Music in New York. successful Jazz musicians, who use sam- jazz composers, and is the creator of scary to enter in sober sunlight. not quite sufficient to compensate for the their fix.
someone pamper you and show you how
Simone also used music as a source plers, a groove box, keyboards, funky “Watermelon man”, which has been a
much they appreciate you, but surely if
of political commentary. When four upright bass and saxophones, to obtain basic reference-point throughout his
your relationship is stable enough your
black children were killed in the bomb- their unique Goldfish sound. career. He is also famous for songs such
partner shouldn’t have to wait for one
ing of a Birmingham church in 1963, They are also members of the ac- as “Maiden Voyage”, “Dolphin Dance”,
silly day to express their deepest feelings?
Nina wrote “Mississippi Goddamn”, a claimed Jazz band, Breakfast Included. right through to the dance grooves of
bitter accusation of the situation of her They combine their jazz and electronic the insidious and sanity-threatening ABCDEFGJKMOPQRSTUVWXYZ If you’re left doubting your partner’s
affections for the other 364 days, perhaps
people in the USA. She was able to use skills with exciting new techniques to “Rockit”. you need to re-evaluate what it is you
music and her strong stage presence to create live dance remixes. Their sound is Hancock is also renowned for the
Solution: Missing Link
both want and what your relationship is
showcase the raw emotion she experi- similar to St. Germainthe Verve Remix biggest-selling jazz record of all time, all about.
enced. albums, Mr Scruff and Fatboy Slim. “Head Hunters”.
1D 2R 3A 4C 5U 6L 7A If you don’t receive anything this
month, it certainly does not mean that
you are unworthy of love or that you
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are any less desirable than your friend
Complete next door who received a dozen pres-
the grid by ents (red). The days of feeling unloved
placing digits because you didn’t get a chocolate from
Pizzeria one through a secret admirer should be left behind
nine in each along with your high school crush. I may
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a way that but I know that it
only one of can’t be bought
each digit is from the shop
On High Street present in around the
every row, corner. There is
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in dealing with agents that handle
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that handle Gaybba
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Properties, I accept the editor’s
I accept assurance
the editor’s that thatany complaints,
assurance please please
any complaints, contactcontact
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off-campus accommodation rentals.rentals. would would
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five non-certified agents agentsr.brand@ru.ac.za.
r.brand@ru.ac.za.
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more positivenote, our note,own our own Two estate Two agents – Pam –Golding
estate agents and and I discussed
Pam Golding the complaints telephon-
I discussed the complaints telephon- affiliated to Monika Gaybba
affiliated to Monika Gaybba Properties Properties
Oppidan Councillor,
Oppidan Pumeza,
Councillor, has taken
Pumeza, has takenDrostdy EstatesEstates
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were carried in the article.
were carried in the article. With regard to the first
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complaint, professionalbody, even body,ifeventhat if infor-
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encourage all Oppidans
encourage to consider
all Oppidans run- run- An editorial
to consider in the same
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same edition, I agreeI with agreethe withcomplainant.
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of the newspaper – free –– to freeevery
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change.change. reference to the Estate
reference AgencyAgency
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periences with rental agents does imply, opportunity to rectify or at least clarify rectify or at least clarify that youthat you don’t always receiveThere
don’t always receive one. one. There
newspaper, addingadding
newspaper, four more fourpages more of pages ofand lists and non-certified estate agents
lists non-certified on
estate agents onincorrectly and negatively,
incorrectly and negatively,that it that
is also the information
it is also the information supplied by the by
supplied board.
the board. are three
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and entertainment.its website. According
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list includes estate estate
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had bad experiences with it. The news- news- complainant is, as I mentioned
complainant is, as I mentioned previ- previ- box is clearly
box is numbered;
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in Grahamstown,
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comment from the out theout online form giving
the online us yourusexact
form giving your exact
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journalism.journalism. according to the editorial,
according “are not
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complaint is more complex. The com- The com- subject of critical coverage. I therefore
subject of critical coverage. I therefore physical address and description
physical address and description of yourof your
permitted to practise
permitted estate agency”
to practise estate agency” plainant claimsclaims
plainant that the Estate
that AgencyAgencyrecommended
the Estate recommended that the newspaper
that the newspaper carry carry house.house.
and students
and students should dealing
should avoid with with
avoid dealing AffairsAffairs
Board Board
lists onlyliststhree
onlynon-three non- the following the following correction and apology:Best wishes,
and apology:
correction Best wishes,
Ines Schumacher
Ines Schumacher them. them. certified agents agents
certified affiliated to Monika
affiliated to Monika In an article on 24 October,
In an article on 24 October, The Op- The Op-
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Safety and security tips


you’ll want to know if
you’re living in digs
-JTB#SJHIBN/JNJ)PòNBO

The digs experience has become a reality


at last. You can smoke and drink what
you want, when you want. Although the
dishes cannot wash themselves, they also
can’t tell you what to do. Life is sweet
until your laptop is nicked out of the
window, you lose three cell phones in
as many months and you’re left going
comando because someone stole all the
washing off the clothesline. Welcome
to Grahamstown – City of Saints and
rampant petty crime. We’ve collected
tips from ‘once burnt, twice shy’ Oppi
students – following these precau-
tions ought to make it more difficult Self Defence
for opportunistic thieves to rob you of Vulnerable points with methods of attack
everything you hold dear.
1. Lock up, even if you’re just going
Eyes - fist, fingers
out for five minutes.
2. Almost all digs have a functional Ears - flat of the hand
security alarm. The first day I moved
into my digs, I opened the door and was Bridge of the nose - back fist, head
greeted by a piercing ringing. Hav- Chin - kick, fist, elbow
ing never used an alarm before, I just
ignored it and started moving into the Windpipe - fist, elbow, chop
house. A minute later, Hi-Tec rushed
through the front gate, armed, very dan-
gerous and charging right for me. Being
taught how to use an alarm for the first
Solar plexis - kick, knee, fist

Sunlight Dishwashing
time by a security guard with arms big-
ger than a normal person’s waist was not
my idea of fun. But I learnt my lesson.
The four to six digit code should always

Liquid (Regular or Citrus) be punched in when you leave the house.


Try and put on your alarm every night
to face it naked.
6. Your computer is your best friend.
rapists.
9. Sometimes trying to beat up an Groin - kick, knee, fist

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have a broken bottle in their hands and
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49 a stranger rooting through your things.


3. Leaving keys in the door on the
Chains are available from all good com-
puter stores.
occasions when you think self-defence
will improve your chances of survival,
Shin - kick
outside is like inviting the criminals over 7. Do not walk home alone at night, we suggest going for the low blow, in
for coffee, so make a hook in a discreet especially if you’re drunk. The chances the cases of male aggressors. It’s simple.
area for them to hang when you have of a would-be rapist crouching in the (1) Aim at the crotch, (2) grab his balls,

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locked the door. shadows are minimal, but the probability (3) twist ‘em, and (4) pull, hard. In four Instep - stamp on
4. Close the windows when you of being mugged is considerably higher. easy steps you’ll have him writhing on
leave as thieves often employ kids to 8. The vast majority of rapes (almost the ground in inexpressible agony. Then
wriggle through the smallest of gaps. 80 percent) are committed by acquain- run. Make straight for the nearest place BE PREPARED

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attacked, knowing the body’s vulnerable
open the windows that are easily acces- drinking, use a buddy system – you look 10. Lastly, make sure that you have a Grahamstown Police station: 0860-10111
100’s sible if you’ll only be using them for a
short amount of time. Do not leave any
out for your buddy and they look out for
you. That way they can check up on you
set of emergency numbers for the police
station/hospital and next of kin. Keep Grahamstown Hospital: 10177
points will give you an advantage over
your attacker (above). To be even better

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open windows, even if you’re at home.
if you’ve been gone too long, or some
unsavoury character takes advantage
a hard copy in case you are unable to
get to your cell phone. Fill in the card
Next of kin/close friend:
prepared take self-defence classes
to learn the most effective ways of
5. Take your washing down off the of your inebriation. This applies to to the right and cut it out to keep in defending yourself (top left and right).
washing line when you leave. Varsity life men and women. Being macho is no your kitchen or bedroom in case of an
is enough of a challenge without having protection against two or more would-be emergency.

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sions was to install devices that indicate


how much electricity is being used by The US economy is the largest in the
As you sit with your digs supper on hold, individuals or groups of students within By now we are all
world, so familiar
it comeswith as nowhy Ja- that
surprise
arrested and the monasteries forcibly cob Zuma
waiting for the power to come back on, a residence. Also mentioned is a novel news of a possible recession guy
is supposed to be the bad of the
vacated, with reports of torture and mur- in Southeconomy
African politics. We ofhave
you wouldn’t think that some good could way of reducing energy consumption by the end thisheard
year is send- The Tiffindell expansion project is aOf newall theSeveral
weird and milkwonderful
and breadthings producing
Researchers have found that the der soon becoming commonplace. about theing corruption charges, theworld
rape markets.
come outUsing
of thepretty
powerpanties
crisis in by using Blackle rather than Google in development set to put the Eastern Cape going oncompanies
in the world today,
were I think
recently exposed and
widespreadThe use Rhodes community has been abuzz
of calorie-free to South
show your anger As a result, Lanna Action for Burma charges and,
shockwaves
of course,
through
the infamous
internet searches on campus (screens on the international map for a reason one of theprosecuted
craziest isfor thatcollusion.
none of the As producers of
sweetenerswithcan rumours
make itsince harder anforarticle was Africa. But it can.
at an evil regime may seem a little odd at and other activist groups have urged
The reasons behind this recession ap-
The lack use less energy in generating black as shower incident.
pear to beOn the other hand, not many people would guess – skiing. presidential hopefuls
critical in the these
food stuffs, US election
companies in-
people topublished
control their in The Zimbabwean
weight and foodin early firstofglance.
powerAfter
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asdecades,
a sit-ins, supporters to mail their panties by the we have indulging
also heardof
driven
about
by the US itself, in its
his supposed
catalyst to change the way we use limited opposed to white). The eventual winner economic policies that have The R400 million project will include campaigncurred
have suggested
the wrath impeaching
of the public, media and
January alleging
intake. Experiments withthat at least
feeding rats60 sons boycotts, riots and marches have been post to Myanmar embassies in accor-
was Imran Tarmohamed (pictured right) innocence and how all this scandal is a 150-bed five star hotel and 120 time- Presidentauthorities,
Bush. The last as theseven
pooryears of the hardest
are hit
and daughters
zero-calorie of Zanu-PFtoministers resourcesthe
saccharin (compared
and could lead
principal to the
means develop- dissent.
of showing dance with the group’s motto, “Send
proved counter-productive.
ment of innovative technological solu- who, in addition to making some of the nothing butIn a smear
Augustcampaign
2007, therun by lend-
reckless share apartments. Already underway, the Bushby (mis)rule have seen
this unethical the ascen-
business practice.
had been
sugar) resulted in guaranteed
increased calorie places at Rhodes, This explains why protests in Myanmar early, Send often,” as a deliberate gesture
suggestions already mentioned here, those who inghate himfinancial
and want to see the project will boast extensive newdancy of theThe most venal
trend and corrupt
continues in an even
after being
consumption, weight expelled
gain and frombody UK andtions to problems
thefat. of resource limitation.
in late 2007 were initially received with of insult to the Burmese government.
by US institutions was
Government has already started talking also suggested that the university could Mbeki stay in power.Put simply, Americans are
unearthed. entertainment and leisure facilities administration in American
more critical industry history.
– healthcare. The
Australia.
By breaking the connection between a a giant question mark when demonstra- Indeed, women all around the world
about banning older type light bulbs in produce its own electricity, such as in Theseover-borrowed
are clearly twoand vastly different and their
over-spent to increase the resort’s status on an Just look at the impressive
Competition Commission rap sheet:
has referred
sweet sensation Rhodes andhas denied thefood,
high-calorie claims, stating tors took to the streets with placards… have been obeying the mantra and send-
favour of the energy saving type as well spinning classes at the gym. accountscredit-fuelled
of one man’s life and morality
spending spree has grind- international level. These include a spa Bush liedthree
aboutpharmaceutical
the reasons forcompaniesinvading to the
sweetenersthatmakepolitical affiliation
it harder for the is not
body a part of and their panties. ing their undies in droves.
as promoting solar heated water systems. The current electricity crisis should and the question
ed to a halt. becomes: which one
This reduction in spending and wellness centre, a gym and newIraq, andCompetition proceeded toTribunal send in the troops
for prosecution
the application
to regulate food intake. for any student to gain According to activist group Lanna However, Than Shwe is not the only
South Africa’s climate is perfect for ring alarm bells for other resources that is right? is
Is slowing
Jacob Zuma downreally theiraseconomy.
bad This has chairlifts, and a custom-built ice-rink. despite overwhelming
after they wereinternational op-
found to be colluding
admission,
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sweet foods no Zanu-PF-related
provide a Action for Burma (the principle move- man in politics whose authority is cur-
the adoption of solar energy technol- may become very limited in the near fu- as they say
ledhe to is? Will he slump
a housing really bring
and problems in It will be twinned with an interna- position.when
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bidding of a speedy tenders.
for government
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that predicts had received
that someone preferential
is treat- ment behind the panty-protests), rently being buried under a mountain of South Africa down asmarkets.
he becomes
ment in any way. Registrar Stephen ogy, yet very few private households or
adorning placards emblazoned with
ture. One likely candidate is clean, fresh
the the financial The the
US Federal tional ski resort in Europe and is thewithdrawal TheofCompetition
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Commission found that
about to take in a lot of calories, lead- women’s underwear. George Bush faces latest dictator to run
Fourie clarified that a Zimbabwean institutions have adopted the avail-
faces of Burmese military officials with
water. Waterless toilets may be one way Reserve (the theUS extraordinary
central bank) tried spending by the US. Compounding investors, provided mines and industries only South African resort with natural stretchedAdcock
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