Wenx’ World: Shaken, Shot and Shiny.

They’re dead. 1008 people this week died in the news. You say HUH? Let me break this down: The Nepal earthquake: 1000. Indonesian death penalty: 6 unimportant and 2 brave martyrs. Don’t get me wrong on the wording here, I am trying to reflect the national media and the wording does not reflect my subjective view at all. I could easily donate each incident, the shaking and the shooting, their own blog post. But while donations for Nepal are requested everywhere and discussions of all kinds sprinkle across pub tables and social media, I would like to write about something totally different.

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Wenx’ World: the good buzz

The new semester has just begun and it seems it is buzzing with life everywhere: No more parking space, a new uni bar at GC campus, confused ‘firsties’ (first semester students) everywhere. O-week is followed by Guild and Link activities off campus, and as soon as we think we should really get the studying started, there is harmony week and the first postgraduate party rolling on to us!

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Wenx’ World: Red like Hate

Doing a PhD brings hard times. Everyone knows, it’s tough on the brain, it can be quite lonely, struggles with supervisors, fights with rats, hours in archives, nights staring at a screen. But when people talk about PhD problems, do they ever really consider the emotional load that comes with it? Yes, of course there is the motivation you have, the excitement for a new idea and the thrill you get from the acceptance of your first publication. But what about the bad stuff?

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