How does one represent themselves in this world? What would their potential be? These are the questions that intrigue people when they’re looking for a sense of purpose in their life. This time around, AIESEC Sunway showcased those who found their answer through this facebook webinar, ‘Who Am I To This World?’ that was held on the 27/6 Saturday night. Stories of different individuals on how they inspire others with their visions on different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“The Economics of COVID-19” was an event hosted by Sunway Economics Society with an honorable speaker, Professor Eduard J. Bomhoff. This event provided the fellow participants insights on how COVID-19 has impacted the economy in the South East Asian Region and Western relations. In addition, Professor Eduard himself shared his forecasts about the future of the economy in said areas. For a better insight into the economics of this current pandemic, the event was divided into different sections. These are the key things to take note of based on his slides and followed by his answers from the Q&A session.
Imagine a world where unity is preserved. A driving force for a harmonious land of unending peace, where acceptance of our differences overrules tolerance, and the peoples’ love and understanding for one another lends respect to every human being. Will racism always be a one of the barriers and the reality that we face, leaving a place like this to only exist within the realms of the paracosm that is built in our minds?
As students, being confined to home during this MCO has been one side of the coin when it comes to studying. The other side has been experienced by lecturers who are teaching from home. Students all sort of know how they’ve been coping, but how about the lecturers? What have lecturers been doing during this three month MCO?
Dedicated to all the lives lost to injustice. You will not be forgotten.
We are the change we yearn,
With trembling hands we fear,
Our minds will be unable to turn,
From the unchanging ideals we silently discern,
With wavering voices that yield to silence,
As we blindly spectate acts of violence.
With most second-year students worrying about their job and internship opportunities in this pandemic, Sunway Actuarial and Financial Excellence (SAFE) organised a special webinar in collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia to give students tips on securing their first jobs in uncertain times like these. The webinar was held on Zoom on Friday (19th of June 2020) and Sunway students could join for free. So of course, Echo had to participate to get some valuable insights from the industry giants themselves.
“We may have our differences, but nothing’s more important than family.” – Miguel, from Coco
Eliyah let out a frustrated groan as she reached the front of the kitchen sink. She was about to begin the task of washing her lunch tupperware until her eyes caught sight of another similar tupperware, but of a different colour. While her one was a fiery brick red, the one in the sink was that of a steel blue.
‘Why can’t he just listen for once?’ she thought as she heaved a weary sigh, feeling irritation creep into her system.
Due to the rise of the recent pandemic along with strict rules and regulations from the government to stay at home, most of the events happening in Sunway Campus, unfortunately, had to be canceled or postponed. However, the pandemic didn’t stop Sunway from being the #MostHappeningCampus! Thanks to the advancement of technology, students and staff in Sunway had the chance to hear from Dr. Elizabeth Lee at Sunway’s first-ever e-Cup of Coffee with Dr. Elizabeth Lee on 18th June 2020 (Thursday). The session was held from 4.00 PM – 5.30 PM via Microsoft Teams with the goal of discussing all things related to the students’ and staff’s experience at Sunway University and Sunway College with Dr. Elizabeth.
Of all the whimsical, hilarious and heartwarming lines in Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, the one that kept my attention long after hearing it is this: “You can’t arrest him just because he’s a bloody immigrant, he hasn’t done anything wrong!”. This is said by M. Gustave, the high-class concierge of the hotel defending his son-like figure, Zero, who happens to be an immigrant in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka. Later on, frustrated that Zero hasn’t procured certain items, M. Gustave questions why Zero ever even left his country if he weren’t going to work his hardest to which Zero responds, “The war”. Immediately Gustave’s attitude flips, he softens, we soften with him.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, most public places were closed, and events were cancelled, including the highly anticipated Sunway’s Got Talent 2020. Sunway Echo Media interviewed Stella Wong and Jack Hoh from Sunway Student Ambassadors (SSA) to get more information on what the event could have looked like had it not been cancelled. Through this article, Sunway Echo Media hopes students of Sunway can appreciate the efforts of SSA while anticipating the return of Sunway’s Got Talent in the future!