Auma writes to depict evil in society through literature

Auma writes to depict evil in society through literature

BY ELIZABETH AMONGIN While most students wait until they graduate to save money and earn a living, Rachel Hope Namubiru Auma, 24, a playwright, was already earning and saving at the beginning of her last year at university in 2016. The money she was saving would later help her stage one of her plays at the National Theatre. Writing a play and at the same time directing it is usually a hard task. However, for Namubiru this is  what     she enjoys  most. She has the passion of directing…

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The Netherlands through my eyes

The Netherlands through my eyes

My experience during the Parallel Portrait Project Martha Namutosi travelled to the Netherlands together with her lecturer Nathan Omiel for an art exhibition at Minerva Art Academy. In the previous issue, we ran  a story of Omiel’s  experience during the trip. This week, Namutosi tells her experience The theme of portraying the elderly was a new subject that captured my attention on first sight through an email sent by my lecturer Eria. The e-mail was informing me that I had been selected to go to the Netherlands for an Art…

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How to make the best New Year resolutions

How to make the best New Year resolutions

BY ELIZABETH AMONGIN At the beginning of the year, the excitement of setting resolutions strikes. Even   those whose resolutions for the previous year did not yield any single result,  rush to compile another list  for the New Year. However, the challenge of making resolutions comes when the year is ending and you are not counting any achievement. Failure to achieve sometimes invokes  self-pity and at the end people begin blaming themselves. Joshua Muzei, an auditor at Uganda Christian University (UCU), says he doesn’t set New Year resolutions because the task…

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Here’s an excuse for wearing rings

Here’s an excuse for wearing rings

History says rings were extremely popular among the Romans. There were certain rules in the fashion of rings which were strictly observed. Plain signets and bronze rings were worn on either hand, but rings set with stones were considered effeminate if worn on the right hand. Gold rings could be worn on certain occasions. Writes Fred Hidula Until two years ago when Grace Kamede joined Uganda Christian University (UCU), she was not a fan of rings. Kamede told The Standard that before she started wearing rings, she even had a…

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Five alumni give back to western Uganda

Five alumni   give back to western Uganda

BY PATTY HOUSTON-HOLM Uganda Christian University (UCU), is the founder and director of the  Widows and Orphans Support Organisation Uganda (WOSO-UG), based in Lwengo, western Uganda. WOSO, which    started in 2012, helps meet the needs of orphaned children and their mothers through assistance    in such areas as tuition fees, food, bedding and micro-credit for entrepreneurship. Kitayimbwa was once like   these children; he got     his   first pair of shoes at age 11 and his first  mattress at age 13; he often went to bed hungry…

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Dr Elizabeth Kizito Stirring creativity in agricultural students

Dr Elizabeth Kizito  Stirring creativity in agricultural students

BY PATTY HOUSTON-HOLM On paper, the Ugandan chicken industry looks good. The Uganda Bureau of Statistics reported a 3.2 percent poultry production increase from 2011 to 2012. This means more local food, including eggs, and improved income for farmers. However, for a fourth year Uganda Christian University (UCU) student, Allan Dickson Mulepo, that’s not good enough. He is concerned that only 37 percent of each slaughtered chicken is used, with various parts going to waste. During a research proposal defense in UCU’s science lab, Dickson   Mulepo presented his research…

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Greetings from the Netherlands

Greetings from the Netherlands

Dear UCU community. Greetings from GroningenNetherlands, where I went with two fresh graduates: Irene Piloya and Martha Namutosi, for an exhibition which serves as part of the collaborative project between Uganda Christian University Art and Design Unit and the Art Academy-Minerva, (Hanze University of Applied Science). We arrived on October 22, at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. It was a very cold night with temperatures at about 80 Celsius. Wytze Hoogslag, one of the Dutch students, picked us from the airport and took us to our individual hosts for the night,…

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Meet the brain behind digital printing in Lira

Meet the brain behind digital printing in Lira

BY STAFF WRITER Ambrose Angulo is the brain behind Ambrosoli Wonders (U), the first digital printing company in northern Uganda. The customers of Ambrosoli Wonders tell of excellent graphic designs and printing services including printed T-shirts, brochures, calendars, invitation cards, events photography and videography. The 29-year-old son of Leo and    Matilda Angulo of Oyam District in northern Uganda, Ambrose Angulo was born in the UK but his parents relocated back to Uganda to ensure that their children got a good African upbringing. This second-born in a family of five…

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Sempungu’s road to Associate Dean

Sempungu’s road to Associate Dean

An educationist, marketer, farmer, and family man BY ALEX TAREMWA It is told that in the 1800s, an African warrior set out on a journey never attempted before and he was away for so long that his family lost hope of him ever returning. On a fateful evening as the sun was setting, he returned carrying beef on his back. As he interacted with his son around the fireplace after supper, he said to him, “Against all odds, the hero must come home in time for supper.” Godfrey Sempungu’s life…

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Are we a nation averse to tidiness?

Are we a nation averse to tidiness?

BY DOREEN KAJERU “An airtime voucher is so light and small to worry about. If I drop it anywhere, it will get eroded or blown away,” many of us think as we discard the used vouchers carelessly. Littering can be defined as dropping rubbish and disposable material on the ground, grass or any place that is not designated as a rubbish disposal area or bin. All over Uganda, one cannot help but notice rubbish dropped at people’s gates, beside the road and in the trenches. Beautiful gardens, sports fields, classrooms,…

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