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It was the 27th of April. The day began with the first light of sunrise. We all gathered at the university where we were willing to take free transport from the University of Colombo to the Wayamba University. The journey wasn’t supposed to be a trip, but it was. This was an acceptance of an […]
The 248th Educational meeting of Gavel UOC was held on-site in a whole different approach with the presence of our beloved Gaveliers. As the meeting took place uniquely, it was basically an impromptu meeting under the intriguing theme “Ctrl+Alt+Del”. Only two roles were known initially, which were the TMOD and the Table Topics Master, held […]
Every writer’s dream is to write from their heart. There should be an effortless medium to approach the reading community once they finished writing. Every writer expects recognition for their comprehensive writing. Approaching all these facts as a common goal, we, Gavel Club of University of Colombo presented “Penned ’22: The first-ever blogging competition organized […]
A joint meeting. AND a hybrid meeting. Nothing quite like this had been attempted in the 241-Educational-Meeting history of Gavel UOC, but if there is one thing we know, it’s that Gavel never stops. The Gaveliers of the Gavel Club of University of Kelaniya and the Gavel Club of the University of Colombo rocked the […]
The 236th Educational meeting of Gavel UOC was graced with the presence of ghouls, demons, anime characters, and masked Soldiers for the late-night Halloween meeting inspired by the sensational show: “Squid Game”. The meeting commenced with the president, soldier Susara calling the meeting to order. Then the controls were handed over to the TMOD, soldier […]
Gavel Under The Trees – or commonly referred to as the GUTT meeting is one of the most looked forward to days by our gaveliers. Even though the meeting itself was held over the LEARN zoom platform, GUTT was a much-needed getaway for most of us. Stepping away from the traditional Educational meeting, GUTT is […]
Here’s which Hogwarts house you belong to, based on how you handle the Grammarian Role.  “Hmmmm…difficult, very difficult. Plenty of courage I see. Not a bad mind, either. There’s talent, oh yes. And a thirst to prove yourself. But where to put you?”  For those of you, new to Gavel, the Grammarian aka the ‘Grammar […]
“If life is a book. There are a thousand stories I have not yet read.” People are made up of stories. Stories that we have lived through. Stories that we have heard or read. Stories that we borrowed from others and made our own. Any such story can be included in public speaking, and through […]
Amongst what felt like a confined series of days for the past year, weekly Gavel meetings tinged at least one day of those monotonous weeks. To top it all, the 23rd of October marked an indelible day as the joint meeting with the Gavel club of University of Ruhuna took place. The meeting was called […]
“Gavelier Chandula had 9 uhs 3 uhms and used the filler word ‘and’ repetitively.” That was my Ah Counter report on my first ever table topic. My speech was 1 min and 30 seconds long with 12 filler sounds and repetitive words. That’s one “UM” every 10 seconds and who knows how many ANDs in […]