The Vibrancy of University Life

For our first example of how vibrant University Life is, look here at this picture of several students wandering along the pavement to their classes, an almost stark contrast with the background.

For our first example of how vibrant University Life is, look here at this picture of several students wandering along the pavement to their classes, an almost stark contrast with the background.

I'd make a Wurzel's joke, but this is the other contrasting picture. Compare this with the previous picture, and notice that unlike in that picture, there barely seem to be any people aside from one tractor.

I’d make a Wurzel’s joke, but this is the other contrasting picture. Compare this with the previous picture, and notice that unlike in that picture, there barely seem to be any people in the foreground. But you can see two tiny figures in the background, as well as a large tractor, giving this image a little more flavor.

Creativity in the University of Wollongong

Here, scattered along an art exhibit, is a mess of photographs artistically strewn along the floor.

Here, scattered along an art exhibit, is a mess of photographs artistically strewn along the floor. This may symbolise a contrast between the chaotic mess of pictures and the stale white concrete wall.

This motley stone circle is where several arts and drama students meet up, as well as being a place where friends and teachers spend their time wiling away the afternoon hours.

This motley stone circle is where several arts and drama students meet up, as well as being a place where friends and teachers spend their time wiling away the afternoon hours. Here, nature mingles with brick and metal.

By contrast with the messy floor, look how the organised row of photographs contrast greatly with the concrete backdrop.

By contrast with the messy floor, look how the organised row of photographs contrast greatly with the concrete backdrop. This forms a neat pattern and helps to breathe life into the wall it’s pasted on.

Journalism Student Profile- Vashti

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“My dream job used to be a foreign correspondent, travel the world and learn about everyone, cultural settings. But since I’ve learnt about the world, I’ve found that I’m too empathic, and it would make me an unhappy person to see other people in suffering.”- Vashti

Me: Testing, Testing, Okay, Let’s Go.

Me: Question 1; What made you interested in studying journalism?

Vashti: I was interested in studying journalism because I was interested in people.

Me: I see. Okay, Question 2: What is your dream job?

Vashti: My dream job used to be a foreign correspondent, travel the world and learn about everyone, cultural settings. But since I’ve learnt about the world, I’ve found that I’m too empathic, and it would make me an unhappy person to see other people in suffering. So, um, now I’d like to go into radio and, um, probably in Rural Australia somewhere, learn about people in Rural Australia, and report about that on the radio, I think that we don’t hear enough about what’s happening in our own backyard

Me: Hmm, Interesting. Now, Question 3: What are your hobbies?

Vashti: -chuckles- Hobbies, um, I play computer games, and that was really the biggest one. Also, I (sort of) try and help look after my little brothers a bit from a distance, I’m always on the phone with them, on Skype, talking to my younger brothers. I like to spend time with people, talking, learning about them, that sort of thing.

Me: How was life for you before you came to the university?

Vashti: I moved around a lot, I attended around fourteen schools by the time I got to Grade 12. It was okay, I liked living around with my family. It’s been very different since I’ve started Uni, because I’m away from my family, they live in Tasmania, so here in Wollongong is pretty far away.

Me: And my final question, drumroll please, what….is your favorite color?

Vashti: I don’t have a favorite color. I like all colors, especially when they’re together. I like rainbows.

Me: Thank you for your time, Vashti, you’ve been a wonderful interviewee.

Vashti: -giggles- Thank you.

Portrait of Jacob Evans [With Caption]

Jacob Evans, Man of Action. Or rather, Man of IN-Action if you judged him by this photo. However, not everything is that simple. For a picture can tell a thousand words, without the appropriate context in that photo [ie. Jacob standing in one place looking out the window as just a portrait piece, and that Jacob is in fact a very well-known video journalist] you’d think he was as two-dimensional as the picture he’s featured in. Appearances-without rhyme, context or reason- can be deceiving.

Jacob Evans, Man of Action. Or rather, Man of IN-Action if you judged him by this photo. However, not everything is that simple. For a picture can tell a thousand words, without the appropriate context in that photo [ie. Jacob standing in one place looking out the window as just a portrait piece, and that Jacob is in fact a very well-known video journalist] you’d think he was as two-dimensional as the picture he’s featured in. Appearances-without rhyme, context or reason- can be deceiving.

Journalism Student Profile- Marless Silver.

Me: What are your ambitions?

Marlee: I suppose now, after I finish this degree, I’d like to start with a career in journalism and perhaps publish a book one day.

Me: Where did you come from?

Marlee: Cronulla.

Me: Why did you pursue a career in Journalism?

Marlee: Because writing has always been my passion, and I have a lot of opinions I’d like to share.

Me: What are your hobbies?

Marlee: Writing, hence why I’m doing a creative writing degree.

Me: And my last question- What number am I thinking of between 1 and 100?

Marlee: 43