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Brain Implants and what it really means for society

Brain implants have been around for years with one of the first being the Cochlear Implant which improved hearing ability. In recent years, more and more medical devices have been toggling with the capabilities of brain implants to cure diseases, medical conditions and birth defects.

The Deep Brain Stimulator is a brain implant that has been rolled out within the last few years to cure diseases such as Parkinsons. It uses two electrodes connected to the brain that interrupt the synapse between nerves. This means that the implant is able to alter the information the brain receives in order to change the motion of the body. This is the first wave of invasive brain implants with the capability to control movement and interrupt normal bodily function.

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What Impact Does Lecture Attendance Have on Academic Staff?–Research Proposal

Whist sitting in lectures, I have noticed the attendance of students dwindling as the academic semester progressed.  During the first week of one of my Monday morning lectures, the majority of seats were filled within the small lecture theatre totalling at about 70 students. Slowly, as the weeks progressed, the lecture theatre became less populated. However, it was not until week four where I began to ponder the impact this had on our lecturer as she looked around the room to see more empty spaces than students totalling at around 20 people in attendance.

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Fifty shades of what?

Fifty Shades of Grey was all the craze, first the book and then the movie. Not many people can say that they haven’t heard of it–if so, they live under a rock!

E.L James created a provocative world in print, then transformed into script. Now buildings, busses and billboards are plastered with advertising for the phenomenon.

Georgia Stjelja and I were driven to find out the opinion of UOW students on this growing phenomenon. Was it too commercialised? Too provocative? Unrealistic?

Special thanks to:

Mia, 18 (BCM)

Bob, 50 (Buisness)

Emma, 18 (BCM)

Ethan, 18 (IT)

Natasha, 18 (BCM/JRNL)

Harry, 18(BCM/JRNL)

Daniel, 18(BCM/JRNL)

Song: Elastic Heart- Sia (Instrumental/Backup song) –INTRO
(I OWN NO COPYRIGHT TO TH SONG)

           Microchip- Jason Farnham

Current intermission

Wake up call at 6am.

Fully occupied bus.

Holding on for dear life as the  bus shunted toward uni.

Welcome to the next 3 years!IMG_20150226_145325

As a first year, the first day at university is different for everyone, mine however was a mix of excitement and expectation.

Within the four month intermission–or much needed break from the HSC–many people reinvented themselves rendering their “old” identity as a thing of the past looking to the future with a new shade upon their head, or a fake tan, 3 times darker than their skin colour. Others came out of their shell whilst some became introverted.

I however didn’t deviate from the path that I was on and the identity I had forged over the last 18 years.

So, Hola!

My name is Monique Lombardo. I am a first year student at University of Wollongong studying a bachelor of communication and media majoring in journalism.

Here’s just a little bit about me…

I am 18 years old and have the birth sign of twins–the gemini. I live at Narellan so that means I need to commute by bus to get to uni! For as long as I can remember I have been a dancer across most genres. As time went on and the natural process of growing up took place, I decided that it wasn’t  profession that I wanted to pursue.

Here I am, currently undertaking BCM112, BCM110 and JRNL101. I want to take these classes to challenge my ideas of the world and broaden my knowledge of the changes in media.

Why journalism?

I love taking preconceived ideas or notions and adding a spin thus providing a different insight into an already stressed topic. It is this that I believe will contribute to the change in media in this era.