Intro '17 | The 'crazy' fish whisperer23 August 2017
The news is out on the street during the Intro. Or, more accurately, at the edge of the pond on Wednesday afternoon. Group 3 of Applied Physics tried to hook up with - uh, lay its hands on – an evening meal.
No, it was not intended for a nourishing dinner after all, as enquiries in passing confirmed. Still, the intention was definitely to catch a fish, says daddy Wouter of group 3 of Applied Physics. ("What our name is?" Hasty consultation ensues with intro-'mummy' Thomas: "Shall we just go for Tequila Sunrise then?"). Tequila Sunrise it is.
Why are all the kids of this group holding their arms in the pond this afternoon? "It is one of the 88 assignments to be carried out by all the groups of Applied Physics for the Crazy 88 of study association Van Der Waals", Intro daddy Wouter explains.
A cookie brought by the Cursor editor is crumbled in the water as bait for the fish. The hands are hopefully suspended above the water, waiting for any fish to take the bait. He is holding a fish in his hands, if you look carefully. The big carp is also swimming by to take a look.
Other assignments in this very ambitious list are 'hug a policeman', 'ride a shopping cart across the Limbopad' and 'eat a bucketful of chicken from KFC inside McDonald's'. Even though making it to the headlines of the Cursor is not on the list of 88, we still think that Tequila Sunrise has earned an extra feather in its cap!
Especially non-believers are invited to check out the film below: within no time intro kid Timo manages to catch a fish. With his bare hands. They are all going totally crazy at Tequila Sunrise. Good luck with the other assignments, you all!
For a while now, TU/e student Guido Buntinx and his friend Christophe Westerveld (student of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences) have been attracting a lot of attention with their 'electric beer crates'. Limburg's regional TV station and the TV news program Editie NL also got wind of their creative initiative. The short internet videos showing them riding along on the public highways have been watched multiple times.
The Department of Applied Physics needs to make significant savings: one million euros on a total annual budget of nine million. This was announced last week Wednesday by Departmental Dean Gerrit Kroesen at a staff meeting. The draft reorganization plan must be ready by the end of November and, says Kroesen, compulsory redundancies cannot be ruled out. The Departmental Council is holding talks today with the Departmental Office.
The fourth day of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia has come to an end and Solar Team Eindhoven is clearly leading the Cruiser Class. Despite earlier transport problems and the limited window for testing on site, TU/e solar car Stella Vie is performing in the outback “far beyond expectations”. With some 900 kilometers to go, a third world title seems almost a dead cert for the team from Eindhoven - but this is no time for complacency.
At this university there are students who are not taking any classes, but they are still forced to pay the full sum of their tuition fee. How is that? When you take a look at what they are doing instead of following courses, their reasons become clear. They form one of the most important cornerstones of the TU/e, they are the student board members and part of student teams.
Some rooms in De Plint in Luna are not yet ready to use and so the associations are having to put the brakes on some of their activities. The building contractor has run into delays and current expectations are that everything will be ready by early November. There is evidently so much stuff in the Bunker that it can't all be stored in Luna. Bar Potential hopes to open its doors around New Year's. The cultural associations have just moved from the Bunker to Luna.