Archive for December, 2011

Survival Tips for the Frugal Student – Part 3 Travel

Survival Tips for the Frugal Student – Part 3 Travel

Travelling, we all do it! Whether it’s to and from uni, to the pub, a backpacking trip around Europe or a relaxing fun filled break with friends. So it pays to be in the know on how to do it on the cheap! Here are some tips that you can use, both at home and [...]

Taking a Gap Year: Seeing Kids be Children

Taking a Gap Year: Seeing Kids be Children

Friday is art day in GVI’s school in Santa Maria, Guatemala. Art day means smiles and mess. Glue, glitter, paper, paint, everywhere. Earlier that week I was building a stove in the home of one of the girls in Clase Uno. But as a stove building I only spend my lunchtime at school, and don’t [...]

My 2nd Gap Year with GVI

My 2nd Gap Year with GVI

September 2010. Its raining and I’m on the train to class, and as usual, I’m running late. I get a text from a friend. “You’ve won!” What? I won? No way! I stop myself from kissing the little old lady next to me. Best. Day. Ever. What had I won? A year of volunteer placement [...]

Up In Smoke: Should Smoking Be Banned on University Campus?

Up In Smoke: Should Smoking Be Banned on University Campus?

There are few places smokers are able to light up these days and future bans in Australia are going to prevent smoking on any university campus. Gone are the days where smoking used to be fashionable and cool, now the health risks are gruesomely displayed on packaging and warnings through advertising are inescapable. Western Australia [...]