The InkMarch 2014
Photo Credit: Photography Club
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Joseph Nti, Editor In Chief
The InkMarch 2014 Edition
Hello readers!
Anytime I have to write one ...
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by Junior Spio
You’ve probably noticed the green and white posters calling out doubters,
non-believers and ...
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One: Know who you are. If you don't, your whole wardrobe will be utter chaos.
For instance I know I...
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by Junior Spio
“Ignore the noise…listen to the inner voice”, was the catch phrase for
Destination Party II,...
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Describe yourself.
I’m a boy, I’m six feet tall, I like to smile a lot and I’m
always happy.
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The Alternative Experienceby Edwin Dzobo
2:08am. Christon Gray's 'Roses 101: Afterall', off his recen...
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between Computer Science, Fine Arts, and Communications. I ended up not having
enough credit to g...
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head. So I would say music is an interest definitely.
What genre of music are you into?
Hip hop an...
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Matchday 1 and we were having pre-match discussions for the Ashesi
Premier League. Biola, Wellington...
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Alma Mater Day, Car Wash, Haunted House, Jama, Crazy Day, FOKN Bois
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The name Sa’am’s Pizza really represents the team that we are made up of.
We stand for quality at an aff...
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Delali Vorgbe
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Blogger: Onyinye Stephanie Oguego
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  1. 1. The InkMarch 2014 Photo Credit: Photography Club REVELING IN OUR QUIRKS
  2. 2. Page 03Page 02 SPOTLIGHT Joseph Nti, Editor In Chief The InkMarch 2014 Edition Hello readers! Anytime I have to write one of these, I am thrilled for about five seconds… and then it’s gone. After that, it’s mainly panicking and hyperventilation because I realize that I have absolutely everything and nothing to say (or write). You would think I would have come up with some sort of plan for writing these notes to you, but it is not so. As always, we have great content; another multi-faceted student person- ality of the month, pictures from ASC week, and some new columns for your entertainment. We (my team and I) are forever grateful to all who continue to patronize and contribute to the maga- zine. In conclusion, I would like to leave you with the inspiring words of the phe- nomenal poet Mary Oliver, “Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be aston- ished. Tell about it.” Happy reading! THE EDITORS Joseph Nti (Editor-in-Chief), Carl Agbenyega (Asst. Editor-in-Chief), Ewruabena Hagan (Campus News), Joshua Adjeman (Sports), Akyere Graham (Interviews), Ahomka Mills Robertson (Arts), Akosua Dei-Anang (Business), Mawuli Adjei (Arts), Victor Eghan (Arts), Nii Apa Abbey (Design), Micaiah Wiafe (Photography), Michael Annor (Design) EDITORIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Dela Kumahor, Kobina Graham, Kwadwo Busumtwi, Asiedua Akoto, Ralph Quaye, Maame Antwi Larbi, Edwin Dzobo, Kwesi Acheampong, Jeanne-Barbara Debre COVER Photography: Ashesi Photography Club Models: Nanette Taylor, Zeina Kowalski, Jessica S. Ali All rights reserved. Copyright © The Ink 2014 Missed an issue? No worries. Visit or scan the QR code above.
  3. 3. Page 05Page 04 THROWBASH
  4. 4. Page 06 CAMPUS by Junior Spio You’ve probably noticed the green and white posters calling out doubters, non-believers and believers. If you’ve been up early a Saturday morning, looking for Fiifi to open the convenience store, you’ve most likely seen the huddled group under the staircase. It’s all for one thing—The Thomas Sessions. Since multiple sources have been asking (me!) what at all it’s about, I figured it best to get Kobina Graham, (its originator)’s, take. Religious or not religious--that is the question Once upon a time, there was a “funky lecturer” who believed in God but didn’t believe in any religion. Instead, he believed exclusively in ‘love’ and said that, “The closest we can come to being divine is by showing love.” What changed? At the end of last semester, a combination of a conversa- tion he had about bitterness in his blog-posts on Christianity, a feeling of dissatisfaction with what he perceived to be the limits of the Christian religion and missing the sense of community and activeness of the faith. Since bitterness was inconsistent with his beliefs, he decided to make a change. He said, “I started going to church and my experience of church was extremely different. All of a sudden, I found myself getting caught up in the joy and getting it. Then I stumbled upon the realization that I didn’t need all the answers in order to believe. So I started a journey. There was a reading from Otabil where he said, ‘Rather than see and believe, believe and see.’ At that particular moment, I did.” How does the Thomas Sessions fit with this—and what’s with the name? “I call it that because I think Thomas gets a very bad rep. I was having a con- versation with the musician Paapa, the other day about the sessions, and he was asking whether people realised that doubting Thomas became daring Thomas. I think people forget that so they vilify him as a doubter when he was simply expressing the disbelief that all the other disciples had. For that, he wasn’t punished—he was rewarded with being able to touch the stigmata. So I picked him as someone who represents people who have doubts. With my experience of the faith back in the day, people were not encouraged to have doubts. I mean even today, no one is encouraged to have doubts but Page 07 the way people with doubts are treated is not the best. Sometimes it’s just sup- pressed or you’re judged or considered to not be having enough faith. There’s this presumption that faith and intellect don’t go together so people don’t even try. I think that when you have engagement between the two it can actually make your faith stronger. I decided to call it Thomas sessions because I wanted to do bible study that was aimed primarily at people who either had questions that sometimes they felt they couldn’t express elsewhere because people would either judge them or wouldn’t understand them. I wanted to create a safe space for those kinds of conversations.” Who comes to the sessions? “It goes without saying that the people most likely to be there most would be Christian. I don’t think other religions would be there naturally but I’m going to make interventions for that. I believe that there can be inter-faith dialogue. People have taken this idea of ‘do not shake my faith’ too far. The way I see it, if your faith cannot engage others, then it’s no faith. If Christianity, for instance, could not withstand challenges, it wouldn’t have lasted for as long as it has. You had someone like Paul actually sitting there engaging these ideas and thinking them through. He sat there, has given you his writings and you want to say the process he went through was pointless and you should just have faith? We should have better conversations on faith than those happening now. For the full article, visit A Little Bird Whispered... ... by Efua Akyere Graham
  5. 5. Page 09Page 08 FASHION One: Know who you are. If you don't, your whole wardrobe will be utter chaos. For instance I know I like change, thus my wardrobe is an eccentric combina- tion of looks. What are you: our Afro diva, femme fatal or our dressy girly girl? Your parents are not a bank: Aside you living in their house and eating in their house for free, you also expect them to have a budget for clothes!! Are you serious?! Do you work? So now think. Use what you have and save some money. First, I like to put out there that you must not only know “Kant” but also visit it. If that's too extreme for you, then I'll suggest Rawlings Park or our latest scandalous shop, Mr. Price. You can get affordable yet fashionable jeans that are new or in good second-hand condition. As for accessories dieЗ, they are everywhere you look!! And they are fairly priced so why are you slacking? Pick yours up now for a bargain. Everything is there, forget your shyness. Rock a wig and some shades and move along or just go bare and hard. The bare essentials: It may look like one has a million clothes, but if close attention is paid, one realizes that is the same clothes are being rotated—the creative rotation of the bare essentials. Every girl needs well fitted dark jeans. Yes, dark blue denim. Not jeggings oo. Jeans. Why?! Because demin is more durable and can be rocked with a multiplicity of looks. Plus, boys do not want to see the rude display of your wobbles as you pass by. Key word: Wobbles. No we don't want that... a sway is better. Another essential is the white crisp shirt, just 15ghc for yours truly. Now the white shirt can be worn for those presentations, and then the sleeves can easily be rolled and worn with a skirt or jeans for a more relaxed look. That one expensive item: For most girls this is their statement item and is mostly a watch or a gold chain. This is the one thing that is close to you. This is something that is either worn every day or on occasions. As said earlier, this could also be your statement piece. Statement pieces come in various shapes and sizes. For me it's my beads; it embodies my African pride and worth. Stay tuned for my next piece... 1 team. 1 Idea. 1 trophy. To learn more about the competition and apply, visit www.ideatrophy Ideas that change the way business works. Made by you Apply now Win an All expense paid trip, An internship, IPADs and many more with just one idea Unilever Careers Unil_Careers_Gh One Pesewa “Shadda” by Maame Antwi-Larbi
  6. 6. Page 11Page 10 by Junior Spio “Ignore the noise…listen to the inner voice”, was the catch phrase for Destination Party II, which went down on the 14th of March, 2014. The venue for the party was a cabin up on the hills of Ashesi (not too sure I could find it again, now the party’s over). On the way there, you would practically have to keep your ears open for the faintest sound of music. The first few strains you hear is an indication that you’re halfway done with your journey and pretty close to the party - that added to the whole party experience. At the dark cabin, there was a bonfire to add a little bit of light and warmth, a breath-taking view of Accra at night and a trampoline for those of us who still have a little bit of the child in us; I totally forgot to go in, was too pumped up to remember it was there, still regret it though. This year’s party was bigger than the last. Campus Base TV was there to cover the event and drinks were served by Guinness (I had fun with those). There was lots of food available and the +233 Live crew was present with Grafitti Gh. Ashesi was surely not partying alone, we had our peeps from University of Ghana, Wisconsin University, CUC and UPS representing at the party. The music - the most important part of any event in my opinion – was covered by three DJs this year from +233 Live (DJ Sid, DJ Keyzz and Ashesi’s very own DJ Kev). They held us down for the whole night, dishing out hit after hit; never was there a dull moment during that party. Finally, everything winded down around 3 am and those who wanted to stay and camp out did, while the rest of us found our way back to campus. I had mad fun at the party and was very grateful that the next day was Saturday and I could afford to sleep in. CAMPUS Destination Party by Jeanne-Barbara E Debre
  7. 7. Page 13Page 12 INTERVIEW Describe yourself. I’m a boy, I’m six feet tall, I like to smile a lot and I’m always happy. What’s your star sign? I am a Virgo. What other sports are you interested in? I watch football, I play table tennis and tennis. What clubs are you a part of? I was a part of toastmaster’s but the club is no more. Describe your family in one sentence. My family is very supporting. When did you start swimming? I started swimming when I was twelve. Any major achievements you would like to discuss? In 2011, I was declared as the best swimmer in Ghana. I have represented Ghana in the world championship in Dubai, Turkey and in Rome. Have you ever thought of going pro? Once upon a time, I did. Now because of school and some other things, I rather want to train the next generation of swimmers. Can you talk a bit about the training and the idea you have for it? My plan basically is to develop swimming as a sport In Ghana. A lot of people are interested but it doesn’t seem lucrative to them. What most people want is football. My plan is to try and get more people to become passionate about swimming. I’m going to start this year. What has your Ashesi experience been like thus far? It’s been quite an experience. I have been exposed to some opportunities. I don’t think I would have ever gone to Qatar if it wasn’t for Ashesi. I went there to represent the school at a sports program. Ashesi has helped develop me as a person, I have become more independent. What would you say has been your best moment from freshman year till now? There have been many great moments but I’m yet to have one that really stands out. Do you have a girlfriend? Yes I do. Let’s talk a bit about her. She’s not in this school. Her name is Ewuraesi Gavor. We’ve been together for technically three years now, officially two years. She is very driven, very caring, she makes sure I stick to my plans even when I feel like giving up. She is studying in America. How are you dealing with the long distance? I don’t see the big deal that most people tend to make about it being hard. It’s just that once in a while you miss the person being around but it’s fine. Your closet is popped open right now, what colour(s) is/are likely to be dominant? Purple. *indicates to his shirt* Favorite movie stars and artistes? I like Denzel Washington and Leonardo DiCaprio. I used to like Lil Wayne and Eminem but I don’t really have a favorite artiste at the moment. INTERVIEWWITH RALPHQUAYE Hot Seat Beauty or brains? Brains. There is no better feeling than….? Love. Girls are…..? Interesting. Ralph can’t do without…? Family. If you ever catch Ralph Quaye unawares, you are in for one shock! Despite his seemingly uber calm exterior, there’s alot of wit, smarts and drive underneath. It’s about time people got introduced to our student personality of the month.
  8. 8. Page 15Page 14 MUSIC The Alternative Experienceby Edwin Dzobo 2:08am. Christon Gray's 'Roses 101: Afterall', off his recently released School of Roses album plays in the background. I could do with some coffee right now chale. the only thing keeping this guy going is...wait for it...wait for it...wait for it... Ha! You didn't think I'd tell you, did you? Anyways, I'm honestly itching to hear honest opinions about my previous suggestions. I promise I won't judge you if you don't like any of the songs LOL. You know thassalie right? So stop being your usual snot-nosed (pretend I didn't say that) selves, walk up to me, and tell me what you think. So the not-so-famous five: 1. Father, Father - Laura Mvula: A rare combination of soulful singing over classical instrumentation. Breath-taking song about forgiveness and family. A real gem for anyone looking for some new sound of some sort. You really need to hear this. 2. I Told You So - Rumor (Produced by DJ Juls): "waiting to settle on the Promised Land...of this ghetto I no be resident...". Opening lines to another piece of awesomeness young Ghanaian rapper Rumor decided to gift us. With witty and inspiring rap lines laid over the Juls-produced classic hip-hop instrumental, this is just what you hip-hop heads want to hear. 3. Sweet Revenge - Chris Cornwell: So, for all of you out there plotting the perfect payback scene, this is my gift to you. Plug in your earphones at their loudest with this song blaring, grab your gun, knife, or axe and shoot, chop and/or hack away. You know of course that this will all be YOUR doing and you're liable for anything that happens, right? No, seriously. Don't do it. But yeah, Chris Cornwell does a good rock-pop mix with this song off the Timbaland produced 'Scream' album. 4. Spark - Fitz and The Tantrums: A little throwback for avid FIFA gamers. This song made the FIFA '13 playlist for no other reason but the obvious: IT IS ANOTHER JAM. If any of the previous songs can be likened to straw- berry-flavoured jam, this tastes more like apricot. Chale. I know. Allow me. The fake-deeps dey cry. Let me be great, will ya? 5. Video Games (Melo-X Live Remix) - Melo-X & Lana Del Rey: If you don't like Lana Del Rey because you think she makes dreary songs, you're not alone! :D Melo-X gives this her [and her song 'Video Games'] a com- plete makeover with his remix version. Dope, dope tune. So there, you have it. Another five pretty cool songs I think you lot should hear. Oh, plus the bonus track I snuck in at the beginning of this post. Art for the ears to enjoy. *Grabs a handful of Floo powder, "Mannies!"* Poof!!! AD
  9. 9. Page 17Page 16 INTERVIEW between Computer Science, Fine Arts, and Communications. I ended up not having enough credit to get into the Digital Media Design program so I completed my bache- lors in Computer Science. What inspired you to go into Design? When I look back at it, I suppose I’ve been doing Design for a while, even in high school. Though I didn’t really know that there was a thing called Design. And then I got to college. I first saw my roommate doing Web Design and I thought it was cool and I was curious, and it ended up being fun. That was probably the first time it occurred to me that you could actually be challenged by something, enjoy it and have a viable career path. I also sort of figured that, ‘this internet thing is probably going to be a big deal’ *snickers*, so Web Design seemed the reasonable thing to do. Web Design led to Graphic Design and that led to other kinds of design. Have you always wanted to teach? No, I never imagined myself as a teacher. So what made you get into teaching? The opportunity. After I did my masters, I was a teaching assistant for my masters course, that was my first experience with being in front of a class instead of at the back. When I moved back to Ghana, this opportunity came up and it seemed like a challenge, like something different and fun. If you were not teaching now, what profession would you pursue? I would still be a designer, I would probably be some sort of Interaction Design consult- ant. Are there any major projects you’ve been involved in or wish to embark on? I’ve worked on a few projects in the past that have been interesting to me, I have doubts about what other people would think though. There is always a random project lingering around in my head that I sometimes consider implementing. Why did you move back to Ghana? There are various reasons. I had been in Italy for about five years. For one I wanted more freedom, Ghana gives me that. Also, there was a time my parents fell sick, quite sick actually and it was very scary so I decided to come home. Can you talk a bit about your family, how it was growing up? I remember having fun as a kid, especially because I was the youngest. I have a lot of very smart people in my family so it was always sort of ‘one-upmanship’, even though it was unspoken. So that was always interesting. Tell us about ‘Dela’ when you’re away from Ashesi I tend to be very laid back, I would say I’m an introvert so when I’m not at Ashesi, I like to just chill. If I’m going out then I would rather just hang out with friends. I don’t really do the party thing anymore. Anything relaxed, I’m good with. What are your interests? Well I’m lucky enough to have a career where I pursue one of my interests; design. I also like photography which I’m very good at. I often hear people talk about listening to music as a hobby but I see it as a lifestyle. There’s always a soundtrack playing in my What schools did you go to? My family lived in Liberia for eight years so I went to school there for a while. After I moved to Ghana, I went to G.I.S. Then I went to the University of Pennsylvania in the U.S, and did my masters at Politecnico di Milano, in Italy. What did you study in college and how does Design fit into that? My bachelors is in Computer Science, concentration on Digital Media Design. When I got to college I was actually undeclared, so I sort of roamed about for a bit. I decided that I was really interested in Operations and Information Management, which led me to the engineering school. I did a Systems Engineering major and at some point I discovered that my school had a program called Digital Media Design, which was a collaboration DELA
  10. 10. Page 19Page 18 INTERVIEW head. So I would say music is an interest definitely. What genre of music are you into? Hip hop and soul. If you look at my playlist, most of my music is hip hop. But I listen to anything that sounds good. Favorite artistes? Right now….*grabs phone and scans through playlist*… I really like what Kendrick Lamar is doing, Nas and Jay Z…*still scanning*…and Kanye. I’ve really been impressed with what Kanye is doing, I respect him as an artiste even though I can’t listen to some of his new stuff, I can appreciate it. Do you have a girlfriend? No I don’t. No potential/ prospective lady? Let’s give that a no. What is your favorite quote or catch phrase? I don’t think I can pick a favorite because I collect quotes so I have thousands and thousands of quotes. I’ll share one with you that comes to mind. I definitely identify with it because it’s an apt description of how I think. ‘When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished if the solution isn’t beautiful, I know it is wrong’- Richard Buckminster Fuller What do you do to relax? Any situation where I can have my thoughts to myself is relaxing. As an introvert, that’s how it works for me. What would be your ideal weekend or vacation? A trip somewhere with three or four very close friends, who know me best or who I know best. No girlfriend in there? That works for me *smiles*, that definitely works for me. Do you have plans of settling down anytime soon? It hasn’t really been a priority for me until recently. I have started thinking about it more often. Where do you see yourself ten years from now? That’s a really tough question…happy, wife, three kids, doing work I enjoy, being able to travel and take pictures. What advice would you give to aspiring designers? Get to work! People tend to think of design in abstract terms which you can’t do. Design is something you learn by doing. So I would just say, get your hands dirty, start something and see where it takes you. Accept the challenge. See some examples of Dela’s designs at ABRAHAM’S BUTTON BEADS
  11. 11. Page 21Page 20 SPORTS Matchday 1 and we were having pre-match discussions for the Ashesi Premier League. Biola, Wellington and I were giving our thoughts on the oncoming season and who the favourites for the title could be. In the middle of the discussion, Biola in a fantastic impression of John Dykes, the host of the Barclays Premier League show on Supersport, turned to me and coolly asked, “Who is the player you’re looking forward the most to seeing this season?” I sat back in my chair and thought of all the players I had seen in the FA cup. Immediately, Henry Allotey and Akonnor popped into my head. Then I thought about how lazily the two of them had played last season. Akonnor had even been missing some APL games. Sometimes on the pitch it seemed football was just a hobby for him. You could see he wasn’t really enjoying games. With Henry he had this Mario Balotelli swagger about him, just with- out the hilarious antics. After a couple of seconds I knew who my star man was. “Nathan maaaaaaaaan… LOL’s Nathan maaaan!” Immediately I heard some sniggering, laughter and some coughs from the crowd. I was annoyed but not that surprised. Since I am the one who has been watching the games every week, I usually have a better idea of who the top dogs in the league are. Let me explain something to you. I am a lover of a forward approach to the game. When I look at someone like Nathan I see a player capable of bringing my entire team into the opposition’s half with his hold-up play. We’ve proba- bly not seen the best of the lanky forward’s gameplay but that makes it all the more exciting. It’s like that time I was watching Sergio Aguero playing in the U21 World Cup for Argentina. I could see massive potential in the young- ster. I am not joking when I say I’ll be keeping tabs on his progress. Starting out as a strike partner with Ian in a 4-4-2 formation, Nathan has come into his own in the 4-2-3-1 formation LOL are now employing. Now we see him playing as the lone striker battling it out with the opposition’s defenses. At present he’s not strong enough to contend with the APL’s finest center backs in a 50-50 challenge but given time, he’s going to be a difficult presence to deal with. The moment I best remember was his effort in going for a header against the Walabele goalkeeper, Dotse. Its’ the sort of commit- ment people commend Samuel Eto’o for. Keep that up and Nathan will be well primed for APL greatness. Sometimes it’s not only goals that define a striker but the other qualities he brings to the team. With his aerial ability, hard work rate, first touch and ball intelligence, Nathan is one to look out for in the competition. Why IthinkNathan isnotmere‘hype’by Kwadwo Busumtwi Left: LOL Standard 4-4-2 (From the midfield and forwards) Right: LOL 4-2-3-1 (From the midfield and forwards)
  12. 12. Page 23Page 22 CAMPUS Alma Mater Day, Car Wash, Haunted House, Jama, Crazy Day, FOKN Bois #ASCWeek2014
  13. 13. Page 25Page 24 AD The name Sa’am’s Pizza really represents the team that we are made up of. We stand for quality at an affordable price. This reflects the needs of our target market (the Ashesi student) who want great tasting pizza at compara- tively cheaper price. As friends, we used to hang out a lot, and during those fun times Jesse would just suggest that we make pizza. It was never a dull moment. Jesse used to make a few orders for some people who had heard about it and when they tried it, they liked it. After sometime, we realized that people in Ashesi also liked pizza but had no access to great pizza. The market was open and we took full advantage. In addition, the fact that pizza could be shared amongst friends and help create a stronger bonds like it did ours, added a kick to our motivation. So we decided. Why not take this to the next level? We are aware there are several food options in Ashesi but our goal is to add variety to the existing options. Like any other startup, Sa’am’s pizza is not devoid of challenges. Meeting demand, rapid increment in the price of ingredients, setting the right price, transportation, location, and rent are some hurdles we faced, but we saw them as obstacles we could overcome with hard work. We have become better and with that we are slowly getting things sorted. We also want to hear from our consumers to find out areas we should improve in because their feedback is highly important to us. We have an extensive menu. This is to make sure we meet the diverse tastes and preferences of our customers. Plans are underway to introduce new toppings (flavours) and other side dishes like chicken wings, garlic bread and a breakfast menu in the near future. Just be on the lookout Keep your eyes peeled. Soon, you may see a Sa’am’s restaurant near you. SA’AM’S by Kwesi Acheampong t @Saams_Pizza Operating Mondays & Wednesdays Contact Patrick Anim for purchases Welch’s 100% Juice
  14. 14. Page 27Page 26 CAMPUS Delali Vorgbe KabiruSeidu RuweidatuSalifu MichaelF.Quansah RichardBempong GeorgeNeequaye NathanFletcher JefferyOdame Koranteng Movie Bucket Pencils of Promise Pedal Giver Kessir Adjaho Ashesi Carpool CS Talk Series Berekuso Book Club EmefaOpare-Asamoah RuweidatuSalifu Waffles LeonardAnnan Adesua Ye Movie Nights FelixTetteh Glide Destination Party Photography Club EmmanuelAsaan Arab Money FC A4 Idea JosephNanaMills Ashesi Basketball League pioneering students Francis Lamptey Walabele FC
  15. 15. Blogger: Anna-Lisa Hammond URL: Blogger: Onyinye Stephanie Oguego URL: Blogger: Karen Bright Davies URL: Bloggers: Senanu Coblavie & Nii Apa Abbey URL: Blogger: Abdulai Inusah URL: Blogger: Carl Agbenyega URL: Blogger: Maxwell Kwabena Asare URL: Blogger: Carl Agbenyega URL: Blogger: Nii Apa Abbey URL: Page 23Page 22 RANT APA’S MILKSHAKE .... it’s better than yours! by Nii Apa Abbey Hi, you. Yes, you. I know why you came here. It's because my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, isn't it? You might have missed my piece in the last issue, and that was because of a deadline, which I missed. Ha. I hate deadlines. I can't stand them. You can't put a deadline on creativity. Some people just don't understand. Gosh. What you call procrastinating, I call marinating. You just have to let the ideas sit and stew for a bit sometimes. Perhaps toss in a few spices here and there, and tadaa! But, as I said, some people, like the Editor In Chief of this magazine, Joseph Amo Nti, just don't understand. Some people believe in finishing assignments on time; teachers, serious students, failing students, students following the crowd... you get the gist, I don't. Have you ever tried just waiting till the last minutes and letting the pressure take you for a ride? It's fun. It's exhilarating. But it's not for every- one. Of course, there are those days, or weeks, where it seems like the lecturers had secret meetings where they planned to pummel you to death with assignments on tight deadlines, sometimes back-to-back. Those non-sleeping days. Those are not fun. At all. If a lecturer is reading this, please cancel those secret meetings. We beg. There are also those days where you just give up. "Screw it" you say. "This man is going to get this assignment late whether he likes it or not!". Those take-charge days where you want to be the boss and not the servant. I used to feel like that a lot. Not so much these days. Back in second year. Herh. It was bad. "Grades over sleep? Not today!" I would say. "After all, what??", right? The stupidest reasons come to mind then, but hey, they make sense in the moment. The funniest and saddest days are the ones when you have so many assignments, you don't know what to do, and end up sleeping, or doing something else BUT work. -Sigh-. Who invented deadlines kraa? I enjoy laziness. I revel in it. Is this even a rant or just my thoughts, or do my thoughts make up the rant? I don't even know. I had to write this piece on a deadline mind you. Excuse me if this milkshake tastes a little bit sour. Meet Ashesi’s Bloggers s b p
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