Tag: gavel UOC

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 […]
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 […]
A thrilling short story. On a cold, gloomy day (I’m assuming, we didn’t get much detail about this), Minura was walking along the tree-lined road near our University. It’s good to note that none of these trees bear fruit. While he was walking, out of nowhere, an apple dropped on his head (Newton vibes), shocking […]
Okay! Before you start reading- my fellow detectives- I want all of you to click on that audio file below; let’s do this in the 99 style! Severe warning- you might dance a little bit. So what exactly happened that day? Well, a lot of unexpected things happened, to be honest. So allow me to […]
Oration 2020 was awesome! and I do not mean this in a casual awesome ish way but seriously, it was ‘lit’ kinda awesome! Want to know why I’m saying that? Then keep reading guys! Okay first, If you have seen our WhatsApp,  Instagram, and Facebook pages you might have come across the hashtag #gavelneverstops. Which we […]
Yes! We all loved superman when we were kids. We all wanted to fly across the planet wearing a red cape just like superman at some point. But when we grew older, it was clear that cartoon heroes aren’t the real heroes in life. The real heroes, who might not be able to fight against […]
If there is one thing that the whole world would agree on right now, it is that 2020 has been a very crappy year, to say the least. Even though many of us had high hopes for the 2020s to be The Decade that sets the wheels spinning in the right direction for us, it […]
1. Everyone sucks at something.    Whether it’s the person sitting next to you or that speaker on stage who’s so inspiring everyone’s a garbage fire and that’s okay. 2. Our lives are boring.     At face value, no one’s life is as exciting as the stories they say. We’re a bunch of boring people. […]
When I was reading the great blog articles recently posted by my fellow Gaveliers, I felt that there is a missing piece in the Gavel experience that they were talking about, which needs to be added in the Gavel blog. That is, none other than our cluster of Gavel outings. There are several outings we […]
I was always the type who loved to talk about anything and everything. I loved to be on stage and I loved to address people and compere. It was one of my passions and it was one of the few things that made me happy. So, when I joined the University of Colombo, I just […]