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On Friday, 13 May, residences from the various UP campuses took to the Amphi and Aula stages to showcase their many hours of hard work at the Serrie 2016 finals. The prelims for the ladies’ and men’s residences took place on 9 and 10 May respectively.
In the ladies’ category, Madelief, Katjiepiering, Zinnia, Erika, Curlitzia and 2015 winners Magrietjie made it through to the final round of performances, while Olienhout, Taaibos, Olympus, Maroela and Mopanie were chosen to go through to the finals in the men’s category.
Many students at UP, in addition to their studies, explore other avenues in their spare time. One such student is Sean Rindai Muza, a third-year international studies student who started a podcast series called Lunacy with Aston. Perdeby sat down with Muza to find out more about the podcast.
How did this podcast series get started?
It began last year. I’ve had the idea since 2014 [but] I was always too lazy to implement the idea [because] I always felt like people don’t want to listen to me or [to] what other people have to say. Basically, the show is not about me. It’s about giving people a platform to talk about pop culture [and] various things, such as feminism, which has been a hot topic in the last three to four years. I was inspired by [radio presenter] Zane Lowe from Beats 1 Radio. In terms of the comedic side, I was inspired by Jimmy Fallon to make the show much more fun.
Revolutionary Ink, a tattoo and piercing parlour, has opened its doors at Duncan Yard and has decided to let their presence be known with a monthly special event: the Tiny Tattoo Bonanza.
Each month, for one weekend, your choice from a selection of small tattoos is available for R200 for the first tattoo and R100 for each additional design thereafter. The pricing really is a bargain, as good quality tattoos are notoriously pricey, no matter the size.
The designs available change from month to month, making the tattoos you get at each Tiny Tattoo Bonanza a limited edition. There are about 30 or more designs available each time, so there will be plenty of options to choose from. The most recent bonanza was held from 30 April to 1 May and featured tattoo designs ranging from star sign symbols to a slice of pizza. Bookings aren’t required as it is first come, first served. The tattoo artists work from 09:00 to 17:00 on both days, but be sure to get there early as each tattoo has no time limit to ensure the best quality artwork – so latecomers may miss out due to time constraints.
Tuks Idols, the second event under UP Arts, took place on Tuesday 12 April 2016. The event focused solely on singing. Contestants chose songs that best suited their vocal ability, and were backed by either the backing audio or a musical instrument.
The Tuks got talent showcase, which was presented by Stuku as part of UP Arts, truly brought out some of the best performers. With prizes for the contestants as well as for the audience members, everyone waited in anticipation for the first act to begin. The awards were far from mediocre, comprising of gym memberships, cash and much more for each winner. The audience received prizes as well, from AmaTuks as well as memberships to Tuks gym.