MSU STUDIO 4 – Celebrating 2017 Dreamstar Champions : Footprints

 

Footprints, an all-male member group from MSU pocketed $3 000 and a recording deal for their sterling performance at the Dreamstar finale at Harare International Conference Center.

Footprints leader, Tafadzwa Matiure said their victory was a result of the powers of the Almighty

The Dreamstar talent show seeks to empower gifted young people and help them move from the backstage to the official stage.

The show was organised by the Chinese Federation of Zimbabwe (CFZ) in partnership with Jacaranda Culture and Media Corporation (JCMC) and the Embassy of China to Zimbabwe

Curated content: MSU Facebook | Newsday

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Scholarship Opportunity for Students from Sub-Saharan Africa (Masters)

THE GLOBAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (GHD) at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is excited to announce a full tuition scholarship for a master’s-level student from sub-Saharan Africa, made possible through the generous support of the William and Catherine McGurn Family.

The Global Human Development Program is a two year, full-time master’s degree that encompasses an innovative skills-based curriculum with built-in opportunities for experiential learning. Deadline: 15 January 2017 : Apply at link below

 

Students urged to prioritise check-ups

Mashudu Mambo | Sunday News
UNIVERSITY students have been urged to constantly check their health to reduce the risk of suffering from diseases such as breast cancer as they can be treated if detected early.

Speaking during a breast cancer awareness campaign at the National University of Science and Technology (Nust) American Space on Friday, United Bulawayo Hospitals gynaecologist Dr Taurai Gunguwo urged students to take their health seriously by constantly checking and going for cancer screening.

“Breast cancer is very rare before the age of 40, making it risky to those over 40. One can detect cancer by feeling their breasts for lumps and cancer screening is for free at UBH,” he said.

“… there is a need for hospitals to train nurses and doctors to interact with their patients so as to fully understand their problems…”

Dr Gunguwo said cancer is caused by cells that can grow fast and sometimes the body can fail to control those cells resulting in breast cancer, especially among pregnant women or women who breast feed.

“The number one cause of breast cancer are genes which you are born with that expose you to cancer.The risk factors of breast cancer include age, family history, obesity, heavy consumption of alcohol and smoking,” he said.

“Most of the cancers in urban areas are rare in rural areas because of the food that those people eat, therefore reducing the risk of breast cancer among those in rural areas.”

Dr Gunguwo said chemotherapy could be used at any stage and breast cancer should be treated at stage one.

“The myth that when people come for chemotherapy worsens the condition of the patient depends on the stage of the cancer for example if breast cancer is at stage one there are 100 percent chances for survival because we can either remove the lump or the breast and you would have a five-year survival period.

“At stage four it is the palliative stage and at this stage it is when we have accepted that you will die and all we will be doing is to improve your life for the few months or years that will be left for you to live,” he said.

Dr Gunguwo said there was a need for the hospitals to train nurses and doctors to have some time to interact with their patients so as to fully understand their problems.

“I believe our hospitals must be like the ones in Europe where most exams for doctors are about interactions with the patients and information on breast cancer. We are now teaching doctors to interact with the patients and we should learn from other countries,” he said.

The discussion was part of Campus Conversations which are a series of panel discussions which bring together college students and experts to discuss various issues that affect young people. The interactive sessions are meant to engage students and foster a culture of healthy sexual behaviour and attitudes.

T Gonz for Inter Varsity Shake off Winter Party

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Harare, 24 July 2017 – Award winning T. Gonz is set to perform at the inaugural Inter Varsity Shake Off Winter Party taking place at Big Apple in Harare CBD on July 28, 2017.

The Hipu Hopu yekughetto proponent, T. Gonz, known for his hard hitting ghetto inspired lyrics will share the stage with Rich Nusty Swagga, university and college based Djs and musicians.

Always to be held on the last coldest month of the year, just before Spring, the event has been aptly dubbed Inter Varsity Shake Off Winter Party. It is also happening at a time when students in local universities, colleges and poly have either just finished their end of semester exams or enjoying vacation.

Crispen Rateiwa, event organiser and founding chairperson of College Youth Art Club (CYAC), said preparations for the first ever annual Inter Varsity Shake Off Winter Party were going on well.

“CYAC has decided to establish an annual blockbuster Inter Varsity Shake Off Winter Party for every year in July. Our events are more than just entertainment. The main aim is to have all tertiary students doing different degree or diploma programmes in Zimbabwe tertiary institutions network and connect while enjoying great music in a purely entertainment venue,” said Mr. Rateiwa.

College Youth Art Club has been holding oversubscribed Inter Varsity events mainly because it subsidises entry charges to all tertiary level students.

Turning to critics who associate partying with immorality, Crispen Rateiwa aslo known as R. Crisp pointed out that the shows are for mature people, voluntary and mainly meant for networking with current and former tertiary level students. All those with student IDs will get into the party after paying only a $1. Non-students pay $2.

“Besides dancing the night away, these events spur business engagement and project collaborations among students and general members of society as people discuss business ideas over drinks in a chilled and relaxed manner.  When students from different majors link up and create entrepreneurial friendships it is beneficial to them and the nation,” said Mr. Rateiwa.

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Formed in 2015 at NUST, College Youth Art Club has spread wings to all tertiary institutions in Zimbabwe. It houses literary, performing and visual artistes as well as organising performing opportunities for student artistes so that they supplement living allowances they receive from parents/guardians.

Some of the popular activities that CYAC runs are Going To The Movies, Miss Inter Varsity and many tertiary level themed events.  It also publishes a weekly entertainment guide on its facebook page, http://www.facebook.co/College-Youth -Art-Club-CYAC-TV. Moreover, it is open to partnership with any club or society or company in event planning, coordination, promotion, marketing, management and product or service awareness programs.

Contact: Crispen Rateiwa, Whatsapp number:0782 233 111, email: crisrateiwa@gmail.com

Why HIV is bad for our African economies: Message to collegiates and African young people.

Sineke Sibanda

A few weeks ago, a local newspaper here in Zimbabwe published a story that despite an overal fair decline in cases of HIV in our country, about 3 provinces had inadvertently recorded a rise of upto approximately 3% in new infections, labeling them high speed hotspots. Of course I did not take heed to it at first as I thought it didn’t really concern me. But wait! I thought to myself. With issues like HIV that have no cure as yet, we might be in trouble if this trend keeps going on.

After a chat with a colleague, I was thinking through the bigger picture. For instance, what does it mean to have an active age-group being infected by HIV/AIDS? I thought through it in terms of how it affects our economy, and it was sad that we might be on a regressive course.

According to the World Health Organisation, Africa is still battling to contain the virus and subsequently its affecting economic development in most of our countries. Roberts, Dixon and McDonald (2002) in their health economics theory article (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1122139/) argue that HIV/AIDS reduces labour supply, and productivity, it also reduces exports while increasing imports.

True, this sort of situation is bound to happen in a situation where the workforce is weak and is largely on medication. It means we need more hospitals than we need to build new companies because at the end of it all, our people are more important than anything else. Because the people that are supposed to be manufacturing the drugs are off sick, it means we have to lose money through imports, low productivity and forget about the exports we could be making.

When I looked at it this way, that is when I thought its probably something we need to think about as young people of Africa with the hope of seeing Agenda 2063 come to fruition.

A case in point is Zimbabwe, where an annual budget is $4 billion, and of that amount, 8.3% (US$330.79 million)  (UNICEF, 2016) [https://www.unicef.org/zimbabwe/Zimbabwe_2016_Health_and_Child_Care_Budget_Brief.pdf] was dedicated to the health ministry. Sad to note that the ministry itself was worried that the allocation was very inadequate, this means only one thing, that we have more sick people and need to cultivate a culture of healthy living and avoid what we can.

What is more heartbreaking in the case in point is that the Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development was allocated 7.6% and these are the institutions that should device methods of making our countries better. Probably, if we had fewer sick people, we would have half of the health ministry allocation going toour science and technology development ministry. The UNICEF made this conclusion on the budget:
The 2016 health care allocation is 1.6% lower than the total budget allocated in 2013, mainly reflecting a weakening fiscal environment constraining government spending in general, and health & child care in particular, (UNICEF, 2016: 3)

This case is not only unique to Zimbabwe, I’m sure some countries share in this calamity too but it all calls us to do one thing, take possible action to save the future if we cannot save ourselves.

Depite some of these epidemics being those we can control, they have continued to keep us pre-occupied and subsequently stalling development. According to the Amfar (http://www.amfar.org/worldwide-aids-stats/) statistics, in 2015, there were 19 million people in East and Southern Africa—more than half of whom were women—living with HIV in eastern and southern Africa, and an estimated 960,000 people became newly infected.

In 2015, 470,000 people died of AIDS-related causes. Eastern and southern Africa accounts for 46% of the global total of new HIV infections. The statistics are not quite pleasing to be honest, so on a yearly basis, the world loses about 15 million people to HIV related deaths.

I don’t at all intend to paint a gloomy picture, but for something we can control as African college students and young people, we can surely do better to make our home a beter place. I’m also in search of ideas on how best we can work on this together. As we speak, according to the Economic theory predictions, the pandemic has already reduced average national economic growth rates by 2-4% a year across Africa. Imagine how else we could have used these ‘losses’…

SRC Councillors Disgruntled Over Executive Appointments 

By Staff Reporter | NUST-ZW | @campusmoments13(twitter)

THE majority  of SRC members have registered their discontent with President Terrence Shoko’s move to appoint the student executive board. 

In a provisional document addressed to the Dean of Students for intervention in possession of Campus Moments, the incumbent nine out of 13 SRC councillors, challenged  the legitimacy of the appointment of Secretary General, Treasurer General and External Affairs Officer. 

According to a statement in the document, the aggrieved councillors alleged that Shoko moved to impose Mzingaye Ndhlovu  as Secretary General after losing the position to Billy Muchipisi by 3 votes in executive board elections held on the 24th of October 2016.

“It is democratic to marry constitutionalism as cited in article 16.2 (of the NUST SRC Constitution ) which states that: A simple majority shall be required before the passing of any resolution before the SRC; this article was breached by the President,”said the councillors. 

However, Shoko said he was not aware that some members of his Council were discontent. 

 He added that he would address any arising matters at a Press conference to be held on the 26th of  October 2016 at the Delta Lecture Theatre at NUST. 

The appointed candidates include Mpumelelo Dube for Treasurer General, Trevor Muzungu for External Affairs Officer and Mzingaye Ndhlovu for Secretary General

http://www.campusmoments.org | @campusmoments13 | newsroom@campusmoments.org

#CampusMomentsAfterDark: The 6 Foods You Should Never Eat Before Having Sex

Picture this: You’re sweaty, out of breath, and sore at the core. Is it ab day at the gym? Or just some good ol’ fashioned mattress dancing? Either way, what you eat before any kind of physical activity can affect your performance. In terms of sex, bloating, fatigue, or indigestion, certain foods can significantly decrease libido. So if you’re expecting a roll in the hay after your Tinder date, steer clear of ordering dishes with these anti-aphrodisiacs

1. Indian Food

Pungent spices used in Indian-cuisine, like curry, turmeric, and cumin, sneak into your pores and linger there for a few days. While these aromas are heavenly in food, they stank on skin. So do your sexual partner a favor and skip the curried chicken perfume. If you can’t resist, check out these tips to get your hands to stop smelling like tikka masala.

2. Spicy Food

One minute you’re enjoying that hot, spicy meal, and the next — just when you’re about to shake the sheets — you regret every bite. Depending on how much you eat, spicy foods can cause heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion, and worst of all…fiery poop.

3. Bean-Based Foods

Hummus, chili, black bean burgers — you name it. Where there’s a bean, there’s a fart just waiting to ruin the bedroom rodeo. These kidney-shaped legumes contain sugar molecules your stomach and small intestines find difficult to digest. By the time these sugars reach our colon, bacteria breaks it down into a cloud of gas, making you feel puffy at the gut and weak at the groin.

4. Starchy Carbs

We all love carbs, but too much of them can drop blood sugar levels and make you sluggish and tired — not ideal if you plan to sexercise. When you eat hot chips, for example, you get a surge of energy from the carbohydrates. But once your body starts to break down and remove that energy, you lose your thunder and ultimately crash. To keep it exciting in bed, avoid eating carb-heavy meals like pasta or white rice.

5. Asparagus

If you’re a picky eater who won’t eat anything green, then you’re off the hook for this one. But for all of you asparagus-loving bros out there — beware. Once eaten, these tender green shoots break down into a sulfur-like substance called asparagusic acid.In as little as 15 minutes, this acid travels all throughout your body. That means when it’s time to go down, stuff not only smells funky but tastes sour.

6. Onions and garlic

To all you ladies, it’s important to remember that your cha-cha is a little ecosystem. Anything that throws it off balance can result in unpleasant odors, among other things. Strong-smelling, pungent-tasting foods like onions and garlic might slightly change the odor of your…um…secretions. So if you’re looking to get turned on later, skip the caramelized onions and garlic sauce.

Now that you know about the major food no-no’s, you can safely make the bacon without any smells, discomfort, or embarrassment. May the food you eat be in your favor.

Article originally published by: https://spoonuniversity.com.| images credits: https://spoonuniversity.com & www.homemadebyyou.co.uk

CHINHOYI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM THIS MONTH

The album titled ‘PaChinhoyi’ seeks to advance the idea of togetherness and celebrates the beauty of African resorts among other issues.

CHINHOYI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY School of Art & Design to release debut album this month!


CUT15 is an Afropop music group based at CUT which started last year when students and staff came together and record a track titled ‘Beautiful Zimbabwe’. The group aims to facilitate creative expression among students, staff and the larger community.

CUT school of Art and Design Dean, Dr Wonderful Bere said a number of strategies have been put in place to maintain and grow the band adding that as part of the university vision, the band will launch its first album on the 14th of this month.

CUT15 band manager, Russell Chawabvudza said the band will continue to be a permanent feature of the university as it comprises students and staff. He said the album titled ‘PaChinhoyi’ seeks to advance the idea of togetherness and celebrates the beauty of African resorts among other issues.

College and school bands normally falter if talented students leave institutions but the Chinhoyi University is now working on new strategies aimed at countering the challenge. Source-ZBC ONLINE NEWS-