Research indicated that millennials, those born after 1984 are tough to manage and lack focus.

Some of the stated reasons for this are that they were raised up being told that they are special and can get anything they want in life.

Social media platforms like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram have enabled this generation to put filters on real life, and pretend that all of life is amazing, even when they are depressed.

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The only Radio to which my tuning knob was locked

The least used application on my phone is the FM radio. I do not tune in at home and when I buy a vehicle, the first thing I will disable is the radio. Judging from my taxi escapades, I think radios have a way of making journeys longer. However, there is one radio that won my heart and was immediately exempted from this dislike – the Mowzey Radio. Not only was that radio melodious, it had words that cut sharp through my skull and inked themselves into my brain. Since…

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Why does University limit extra-curricular activities?

BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT Typically, my new timetable for LLB3 has been the most inconvenient since my arrival here as a new student. For the most part, I have to attend class from 8am to 7pm for three days straight a week. I am quite surprised because Uganda Christian University boasts of many amenities that enable recreational use. However, the timetable and academic curriculum structures disfavour students from participating in extra-curricular activities apart from those required to earn a degree. These may include hobbies and social, sports, cultural, or religious activities.…

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ART REVIEW

BY NICHOLAS OPOLOT Belinda Achola’s abstract painting, The Staircase of Fate, is a touching depiction of a mother’s love. Displayed at Tech Park during the fine art finalist students’ exhibition held from 3 to 5 August, the painting communicates a mother’s sacrifice for her child. Her rich imagination is evident on this medium- size portrait covered largely by a staircase and an inviting platform for the climber. And the staircase has indeed been used as there are footprints, albeit marked in blood, a testimony of the climber’s difficult journey. Many…

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The rules of buttoning a suit jacket

BY AGATHA MUHAISE Very often men find themselves in the dilemma of what they are expected to do with the buttons of their suit jackets. They are torn between buttoning them or not buttoning them. They wonder when to leave them open and when to fasten then up. The vast majority of men who violate these rules do so because they do not wear a suit regularly. But the rules are actually very simple.  All you need to note is the number of buttons that are on your jacket. There…

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Movie review: Fist  Fight

Reviewed by: Nicholas Opolot Director: Richie Keen Written by: Van Robichaux (Screen play) Evan Susser (Story) Rating: PG-13 Release Date: 17th February 2017 Genre: Comedy Runtime: 91 minutes Although Fist Fight may not turn out to be our blockbuster movie of the month, I hasten to add that in case you need to laugh out loud until your lungs hurt, it is your go-to-movie. It is the perfect comic relief, different from other cliché ones that distract us from enjoying and appreciating the small things in life because it has…

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Frizzy-haired mzungu in Uganda

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BY PATTY HUSTON-HOLM I have frizzy hair. Wild, crazy, untamed tresses. Frizz is what happens when moisture swells the strands of hair. Apparently, about 3 of 10 women have it. Yet, misery doesn’t love company. I long for smooth, shiny locks like my niece, Trisha, back home in the United States. When looking at photos when I was younger, it appears Ihaditgoingforafew decades. I have it now right after leaving a professional hair stylist accustomed to working with multiple hair types. If I don’t sweat or shower and double up…

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Director: Niki Caro Writers: Diane Ackerman (Book), Angela Workman (Screenplay). Rated: PG-13. Runtime: 124 minutes Release Date: 31st March 2017 Genres: Biography, Drama, History, War Reviewer: Nicholas Opolot This cheesy movie makes the perfect weekend getaway for those that really want to spend a quiet and comfortable time at home. Based on a true life event and set in the World War II era, Antonina and Jan Zabinski are your average married couple. Together, they passionately manage a zoo in the middle of nowhere in Warsaw, Poland. For a while,…

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FLY ON THE WALL: FRESHERS ARE HERE!

Perhaps you remember the time when you came in as a freshman too? The excitement, the look on your face as one gearing up for adventure, the new environment, and the freedom! It’s like they have conquered the world – that’s how they see it anyway. (Muffled giggles here – but the continuing students and staff instead see grand-greenness full on! Welcome all the same, dear freshers! Don’t mind us oldies! This edition’s excitement is not from the freshmen of the university but the ‘police freshman’. Apparently one newbie at…

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