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Parking problems solved

COURTNEY TINK

Parking at UP can be difficult when you don’t know where to look. Perdeby is here to help you with on campus, off campus, paid and unpaid parking

On campus parking:

As an undergraduate you are only allowed to park on campus after 16:30 for test and examination purposes. If you continue your studies at UP after your graduation then, as a postgraduate, you are allowed to park on campus after 14:00 provided that you have applied and received a disk that grants you access. Doctoral candidates qualify for 24-hour parking and students with disabilities may also apply for on campus parking.

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How to have safer sex

SAVANNAH PLASKITT

Hook-up culture, centred around physical pleasure without the emotional connection or commitment present in traditional relationships, has been labelled a major threat to modern romance, dates and relationships. Hooking up ranges from making out in clubs or bars to one-night stands or friends-with-benefits. University students have supposedly been hooking up with each other for as long as there have been universities, bu t has there really been a dramatic increase in hook-ups?

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Getting money management right

LORINDA MARRIAN 

Many first-years will have to take up the adult responsibility o f having to manage their own money for the first time. This can be difficult and stressful, but with a few nifty tips and tricks anyone can become a happy, thrifty UP student.

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Open-mindedness, critical thinking and education

JACO STROEBEL
Open-mindedness is the idea that the knowledge and beliefs that you currently hold will not cause you to dismiss new information because it disagrees with what you already know or believe. If you are unwilling to consider new ideas because they disagree with what you think or believe, you are close-minded to the ideas. In their 2012 article “The psychology of closed and open mindedness, rationality and democracy”, published in Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society, Arie W. Kruglanski and Lauren M. Boyatzi of the Psychology department of the University of Maryland argue that being open-minded and close-minded depends on the reason for learning. So the reasons why you consider new information are just as important as the information itself, because of the influence the reasons have on your mind.

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Miss Grand South Africa represents SA in Vegas

COURTNEY TINK

Caitlin Harty is a former UP student and currently holds the title of Miss Grand South Africa. Harty studied drama at UP and acting at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles. Perdeby interviewed Harty about Miss Grand International, where she is currently competing with 80 different countries from around the world in Las Vegas.

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