Minggu, 08 Februari 2015

Sesar Pratama: From Fantasy to Victory

Some people may find it hard to reflect their imagination into a drawing, but this does not occur to the boy named Sesar Wisnu Pratama (2014). His hobby in drawing, that has appeared since he was child, finally brings him to be the first winner of caricature drawing competition at university level.  That competition was held in Student Center on February 4th, 2015 with the theme of Mental Revolution. There, he draws about the critisism towards Jokowi’s government, related to to corruption and KPK’s problem. The boy who was born on Mei 11th, 1996 admits that he is very glad to be the winner.

“I never join such kind of competition, so this is my very first time and actually I do not think I could be the winner.” He said. He then explains further that he gets the idea exactly the day before the competition. He only lets his fantasy keep flowing, then it turns to be his victory at the end.

Congratulation, Sesar! Keep up the good work!

LoVED and Talent Night 2015: Surfing The Sparkling World

After being prepared for about four months, finally LOVED and Talent Night 2015 run successfully on January 29th-30th. Just like in previous years, LOVED in this year is enlievened by English-based competitions like Integrated Challenge (IC), story telling, what’s on your mind, drama, DJ Hunt + ED Dance, and also soliarity-based competition namely ED Race.

 For the theme alone, Edwin Rudiyanto (2013) as chair person together with his team, choose the theme of Surfing the Sparkling WorldWhen we ask him about the reason of choosing that theme, Edwin explains that actually LOVED’s committee want to remind ED students of their motivation in studying at this faculty.

“I believe that everybody here has the same motivation, that is to go abroad and speak with foreigners using English they had learnt. By using that theme, we want them to feel the atmosphere of foreign cultures so that they are motivated in learning English more,” He said.

The euphoria
2011 IC Team
2012 Dance Performance
2013 Drama Performance
2014 Drama Team
Similar to LoVED’s theme, Talent Night 2015 raises the theme of Disco Vintage. Just in a short period, the committe successfully change Balairung Utama (BU) into a great place. When students enter the room, they are warmly welcomed by ushers. Also, they are allowed to take photos as many as they want in a booth which has been designed into vintage one. When they go inside, then they will find the room full of discotheque-nuanced lamps, complete with led chrystal magic ball.  To make everything greater, the committee provides coffee booth by Streetside in the corner of the room, to those who may get thirsty throughout the event.

Everyone looks enjoy show-by-show in Talent Night 2015. They are happy to sing together with their friends, they are proud of seeing their lecturers play on an epic drama, and they are very enthusiastic to dance all night long when the DJ start to play the music.
“Talent Night 2015 is very amazing despite an unexpected technical problems, but it still seems reasonable. I see everyone here have a good time. Two thumbs up for all committee!” said Virna (2012).

On that night, there is also an announcement of the best angkatan of the year, and the winner goes to... ELEVENERS! Hereby, we congratulate to all eleveners who had done a great job in LoVED and Talent Night 2015.

Coffee Corner

The coolest lecturers ever

SWEDS: Practice Makes Perfect

“Everything is in our hand. If we don’t see ourselves as a winner, then we cannot perform as a winner” Said Aldi, the leader of Satya Wacana English Debating Society (SWEDS), who had just lead his team to be the breaking adjudicator in IVED 2015.

IVED is an abbreviation of Indonesia Inter-Varsity English Debate, also known as debate competition at the national level. It is started from the year of 1998 and held annually until now. For this year, IVED is implemented in Indonesian University on January 26th-31th. There, SWEDS represents our university to compete with other universities throughout Indonesia, such as UI, ITB, UNSRAT, UNSRI, UNDIP, UNBRAW, and so on.

Not only joining debate competition, but SWEDS also join IVED council meeting where they are given a chance to discuss about IVED rules, together with other selected teams.

“we have lots of fun there. New experiences.. new friends.. and everything becomes more perfect when I was finally elected to be breaking adjudicator.” Stated Aldi.

He adds that he really proud since all struggles, that he and his team make, has been fruited. Before joining IVED, they increase the intensity of their workout, reading all materials given, and also partipating in Central Java Debating Community (CJDC).

CJDC is a kind of join training for debaters from universities on Central Java. It is held exactly before IVED’s implementation, with the aim of preparing themselves before joining IVED and for strengthening friendship between universities. This event is held at our faculty, on January 17th-18th, and the participants come from UNDIP, UNNES, UNS, Polines, and UNIKA Soegijapranata.

So, congratulation for SWEDS! Keep being awesome... Keep practicing as well... because as we know, practice makes perfect.