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Halloween is the best part of October. Kids waiting to collect their candy for the next few months, while young adults like us are getting ready to dress up as our own “Nightmares”. But of course, all of this is cancelled because of a pandemic that has been haunting us for months. All of us […]
(Introducing PARTY HOUSE HOME to Gavel) When a bunch of people do get a chance to hang around at a home, the first problem they have is, they do not have a common place to go; but when they fix this problem, it becomes the greatest comfort to the spectrum of their relationship. Nishedha Indraratne, […]
It’s finally here, the Annual General Meeting! Time flies in just a blink of an eye! I still remember the day we had our AGM, the day we got elected as the new ExCo for 19/20. And here we are now appointing the next ExCo for the term 20/21. It has been over a year […]
As someone who has watched, noted, and delivered many speech evaluations in her short life, let me tell you – it’s FUN. Not what you expected me to say, was it? But, then again, how many times has dear old Nish told you something “isn’t a big deal” when it could potentially be a big […]
Until the moment our VP-Ed, Nish, suggested that I write about my experiences as your ever-loving insufferable president, I was under the illusion that being the president of the Gavel Club of the University was the hardest thing I’ve ever undertaken. Then I realized that writing about being president is way more difficult. There were […]
Although this whole “ExCo writes articles” thing was my idea, it took me until the last possible moment, to sit down and type this. This is because there is so much to say and only so many words that I can put in this before your eyes glaze over. Buckle up, kids. This is going […]
“The responsibilities of the Vice-president Membership role involve recruiting new members and retaining current club members.”  Sounds easy, right? For someone who is termed the “Momma” of the club, this didn’t sound like a big deal, but before I knew it, I was the admin of more than 10 WhatsApp groups, my contact list has […]
“No two Executive Committees are the same, and the plans you make and the situations you go through are unique.”                                  – Kaumadi Jayaweera, circa 2020. First, I must tell you that in this article I will not dive into an immaculate account of my trials and tribulations of 12 months as a Vice President […]
It was two years ago when I first attended a Gavel meeting. I didn’t know much about what Gavel was except that it was a public speaking club, and the very first day I realized that it was such a friendly and supportive place with really nice people. I loved the experience so much that […]
What are the most ubiquitous ideas that penetrate your mind after hearing the word “Secretary”? Let me take a guess: Boring. Silent. Letters. Reports. Submissions. True. Being a Secretary does not sound very enthralling or adventurous, and frankly, I cannot blame anyone for being under that impression. A Secretary does not move around very often […]