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Ten essential tips for surviving this winter

NINA CRONJE

Winter can be brutal for those who hate the cold. Perdeby has come up with 10 essential items and ways to help you enjoy the chilly weather this year.

 

1. Hot water bottles

When the cold of the night creeps in, a hot water bottle keeps you warm and is also very cuddly. An electric water bottle or those microwavable ‘huggies’ work well as substitutes. If it’s in your price range, an electric blanket also does the job very well.

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Perdeby experience: The Color Run

EMMA PAULET
Every week Perdeby sends their journalists to experience something out of their comfort zones. This week, head Copy editor, Emma Paulet, was coerced into taking part in The Color Run. 

The Color Run is a 5km paint race hosted all over the world. On 29 May, The Color Run took place at Waterkloof Airbase. Obviously the American spelling of ‘colour’ made some people’s eyes twitch – and it was everywhere, along with signs proclaiming that this was the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”. The course was less than 5km and, despite Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ playing, some people didn’t smile once.  

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Perdeby experience: Walking to campus alone

KATHERINE ATKINSON
Every week Perdeby sends its journalists to experience something out of their comfort zones. This week, in light of recent events, Katherine Atkinson discusses her experiences of walking to and from campus alone.

Anyone who truly knows me will tell you that more often than not, I am late. Thursday 18 May was no exception as I was running late for my 10:30am lecture. To my dismay, I had not only missed the bus, but I had also missed the crowds that walk to campus. At about 10:13 I swiftly left my residence in Hillcrest and by 10:23 I could see the Lunnon entrance to UP. 

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What you should have learned at school: how to prepare for exams

AROMA THERON
Every week, Perdeby takes a look at something you should have learned at school to assist you in day to day life. This week, we take a look at how to prepare for exams.

Unfortunately we are unable to escape reality any longer: exams are starting soon. Perdeby decided to look at a few tips which might help you with your revision however, it is important to remember everyone has a different learning style, so try to find what works for you.

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What you should have learned in school: how to budget

NINA CRONJE

Every week, Perdeby takes a look at something you should have learned at school to assist you in day to day life. This week, we take a look at how to budget.

Being a student means that you have probably had to deal with being broke at some point during the month, or throughout the entire month. Even though sushi nights, party nights and takeaways may have seemed like a good idea at the time, you always get that little lump in your throat when you check your bank balance and it shows R07,50 and it’s only 11 May. The financial student struggle is real. Perdeby did some research and spoke to a few students to get some tips on how to budget.

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Perdeby Poll

For how much longer will you be attending your classes this semester?

I will be going to all the classes everyday - 59.6%
For another week, then I will get back to sleeping in - 10.3%
What attendance? - 30.1%

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