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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 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 experience: babysitting someone else’s pet

CARLY TWADDLE

Every week Perdeby sends their journalists to experience something out of their comfort zones. This week Carly Twaddle babysat her friend’s pet hamster.

Taking care of someone else’s pet can be quite daunting, especially when the first thing they tell you is, “Heads-up: he’ll probably get cancer while he’s with you”. This was not comforting as I was about to look after someone’s precious baby. For a week and a half, my Google ‘recently searched’ was predominantly “is it normal if a hamster…”. My biggest fear was that I would have to tell Shaun that something had happened to precious Simon while he was in my care.

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Perdeby party guide: 16- 22 May

NINA CRONJE
WEDNESDAY, 17 MAY

The Jolly Roger at 19:00: 10 to 10. DJs that will be playing are DJ LA, Magic Cube, Eat Sherbit, Kinky Kulture and MLTD. Specials include R10 drinks before 22:00. Free entrance.

Aandklas at 19:30: Quiz Night. Stand a chance to win Park Acoustics tickets.

Arcade Empire at 19:00: Pizzacoustics. Bands that will be performing are My Sister Speaks Tiger, Louis Knoetze and Rhythm & Poetry. Specials include all-you-can-eat pizza for R80 and buy-one-get-one-free jam jars till 20:00. Free entrance.

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What you should have learned at school: party first aid

SAVANNAH PLASKITT

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 look at how to recognise when your friends are in trouble on a night out and what to do in case of an emergency.

A fun night out with fellow students can quickly turn into a disaster if one of your friends has had one too many to drink and picks a fight with a bouncer or a street sign. Perdeby is here to help you decide when to help someone into bed and when to take them to hospital.

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