February 2011
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Weekly news round-up: Oscars, Apple and the NZ earthquake

WONDERING what’s happening around the world this week? We thought we’d give you a hand and fill you in on items big and small, near and far. This week, it’s about the Oscars, back-to-uni offers, and the earthquake in Christchurch.

It didn't take long for the crowd to warm up and join in the fun. Photo : Samantha Su

Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome 2011

THERE is no better introduction to Melbourne than attending the Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome. The event will be held at Signal (located behind Flinders Street Station) this Saturday March 5.

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Meld top video picks: Archie fan film spoof

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djRAiiFlCy8[/youtube] If you grew up reading Archie comics, you’d enjoy this dark imagining of your favourite Riverdale characters in the 21st century. A not-for-profit project produced for fun, Riverdale is a fan-trailer responding…

MoMU committee. From left, publicity director Jacey Kershing Loh, treasurer Siow Yi Huan, and club president Jamie Kuang. Photo: Joel Lee

O-Week: Clubs and Societies Expo

STUDENTS thronged Melbourne University’s Wilson Hall yesterday and today for the Clubs and Societies Expo in search for new friendships, freebees, and some fun. Meld Magazine journalist Joyce Ho reports.

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Indian Film Festival 2011 highlights

THIS year’s Indian Film Festival returns with bells and whistles, featuring more than 30 films including 15 Australian premieres, lots of red carpet action, and a Bollywood dance Guinness World Book of Records attempt. And… and… we’ve got five double-passes to giveaway! Find out how you can win.

Indian Film Festival director Mitu Bhomwick Lange

Indian Film Festival 2011: Bollywood and its discontents, special feature

BOLLYWOOD, it’s a term that has stuck, whether filmmakers and producers like it or not. Meld Magazine catches up with Indian Film Festival director Mitu Bhomwick Lange to find out if there’s more to Indian cinema than the big dance numbers, music and melodrama of Bollywood.

Day trip. SSS members had a field day at the Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm.

O-Week: How to get the most out of it

UNIVERSITY is as much about who you meet and what you do, as the courses you undertake. This week, Meld editor Karen Poh offers some useful tips and advice on how to get connected, and reasons why O-week is the perfect place to start.

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Meld top video picks: Playable Angry Birds birthday cake

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hwVRzaQNkA[/youtube] Now don’t you all wish you had parents like that?!

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Meld top video picks: Walk on the Wild Side

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaPepCVepCg[/youtube] If talking animals are your kind of thing… this trailer from the BBC combines comedy with natural history footage.

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Preparing to study in Melbourne: what every international student needs to know

Don’t get stuck at the airport check-in counter unglamorously repacking your suitcase, and no, rice cookers don’t cost twice as much in Melbourne. Lonely Planet’s travel editor, Shawn Low, dispenses some travel tips to make the transition that little easier.

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Meld top video picks: Volkswagen Commercial, The Force

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R55e-uHQna0[/youtube] Too cute.

Inside Hunter Gatherer's new store in Royal Arcade at Bourke St Mall

Vintage fashion alert: Hunter Gatherer opens city shop

GIVEN its gorgeous wares have a long history, it’s fitting that Hunter Gatherer’s new home at the Royal Arcade in Bourke St Mall, does too. Meld takes a peek inside the vintage fashion store and trawls through the treasures on offer.

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Meld Magazine was incorporated as an independent not-for-profit media outlet in September 2008 to reach out to international students in Melbourne, and provide students the opportunity to gain real work experience.

Many international students live in or around the city because of the proximity to their colleges and universities, and that was where we decided to focus our efforts first. Many of us live, work and study locally too. Our editorial team is made of both local and international students, and it has worked to our advantage in providing local content in every sense of the word.

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