MS Walk 2018 is an annual walkathon event held on the 6th May. This event was organized by The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Malaysia and The Rotary Club of Bandar Sunway in collaboration with Sunway University and the Rotaract Club of Sunway University. This marks the fourth year MS Walk was held. This event was warmly received by both students and the public alike. It was estimated that at least 1,000 registered for this year's event, which was a significant increase from the previous year.
In the evening of a dreary November, the clouds enshrouded the heavens above with a weary gray that plagued the sunless skies and the horizon beyond. Sere leaves in shades of dull and worn amber drifted aimlessly in the chilling breeze, fallen from their trees that grew ever tired in the passing autumn, covering the ground as their ghastly graveyard. The ghostly mist shrouded the woods, smothering the trees into lifeless blurred silhouettes. I walked deep into the woods, below the shedding canopies, hearing the crunching of leaves that rested peacefully on the ground with every step I took.
This month on Echo, our team has decided to embark on a new project, one that we believe everyone is passionate about: Food. From the cup noodles we snatch up from vending machines on deadline nights, to the novel, opulent cafes we seek out with friends to marvel at, food is central to the student experience. It is the silent witness to our most intimate conversations, to our roughest nights and to our happiest celebrations. Hence, we at Echo are proud to introduce the first article of a monthly series known as Echo Eats, where we review and hunt for foods to enhance your student experience here at Sunway. For our first installment, we decided to undertake a classic comfort food: spaghetti carbonara.
On the 26th April 2018, Sunway Student Ambassadors (SSA) hosted Season 2 of Sunway’s Got Talent which is a talent show that showcases some of the many talents that Sunway students have. In the few weeks leading up to the events, SSA held auditions and a social media round to choose the finalists for the event. The chosen finalists also had a workshop at the MaxMillan’s Café with the judges of the event.
Freshies Night is the annual event organised for new intake students to assimilate them into the culture that exists at Sunway while also providing a platform for them to showcase their talent. The event is the product of a combined effort from Sunway University Student Council and Sunway College Student Council with the help from valued sponsors such as Burger Lab, After Black, Epic Meals, MilkADeal and Moma Water.
My thighs simply collide In a heap of soft sand dunes With millions of rivers That has it sources From the mountains of my belly Which folds as uneven rocks- Do you think I'm pretty?
Cuppa Coffee was held on 23rd April 2018 (Monday). From the entrance of The Lunch Box Cafeway, there were two seats indicating the direction of the stage and dozens of chairs were aligned in 2 columns. The atmosphere was vibrant and filled with voices as several people were having their own conversations prior to the event. The Sunway University and College Student Councils were dressed in suits and ties and were standing beside the projector and PC station in preparation for the event. The aroma of coffee bean soon filled the room. Ah, it was Starbucks Coffee... There were also various refreshments that were served. Many Sunway Education Group staff queued up for coffee after a tiring day.
On Saturday the 21st of April, Sekretariat Rukun Negara (SRN) hosted an event called Harmony Dialogue with the goal of promoting racial unity among students and the public community. The event sparked a lot of interest among the community and around 400 people attended the event. This number included students from various schools in Malaysia, VIPs, the public and of course Sunway students. There were five speakers who spoke about their religions: Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. They spoke about their different faiths and how the main goal of each religion is to ensure peaceful co-existence.
Avengers: Infinity War, if you haven’t heard, has absolutely smashed box office records, taking over roughly 72% of the worldwide box office since it’s opening on Wednesday with a 63 million dollar gross. In Malaysia alone it earned 8.4 million USD, one of the highest openings in the country, ever. It’s been out for at least nine days by the time this is published, so if you haven’t seen it, you simply aren’t interested. Personally, not being caught up in the phenomenon that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe is incomprehensible to me. This universe is part of my identity and soul. More than that, it is an experience open to all skin colours, religions, political alignments and continents.