Visitors to stoic tv on Bank Holiday Monday could be forgiven for thinking that a re-make of Kevin Costner's flop 'Waterworld' was being filmed in the East Wing basement. Station manager John Anderson was found flapping around the stoic gallery surrounded by buckets, as water poured through the ceiling and down the walls onto tens of thousands of pounds of equipment. An overflowing shower in the Beit hall room above had led to the deluge, with the only person from estates available to help being an electrician. It took nearly 4 hours to divert the leak somewhere else, with stoic's equipment only being turned back on this afternoon. Anderson was unharmed, if a little damp.
Eggscitement in Beit
Students enjoying last week's Champion's League final at the Union had an eggs-citing time thanks to the big screen in the quad, as the huge crowd was pelted by eggs thrown from Beit hall. Unfortunately for the football fans, the residents in question were a much better shot than John Terry.
Gums on Mars
Imperial has been at the centre of a great deal of press coverage in the past couple of days. The Phoenix lander arrived on Mars in the early hours of Monday morning, sending back exciting new pictures of ... red rocks. A team from Imperial is involved in the project, but this is not what has attracted the coverage: worldwide media has been much more interested by the revelation made by Imperial scientists that gum disease is linked to cancer. The Live! mailbox has been inundated with Google alerts containing a variety of takes on this exciting new research. Only a couple about the Phoenix lander though...
Union hacks taking exams this week are expected to do rather well, as a news drought once again hits Live! during the summer. Having ignored pleas from hacks desperate for Live! to be banned from the library, the lack of anything interesting going on has achieved a similar effect. Fear not though, the fire hose that is the NUS referendum is coming up fast.
The new Guilds team have got straight to work...by re-arranging the office. With no new news on Live! over the bank holiday weekend they were forced to avoid revision and projects in other ways. The new layout is much better ... apparently. Live! is unsure how it helps with passing a degree though. Sadly communication appears to be an issue within the new team, with the simple instruction "do not unplug the printer, it won't work afterwards and I won't fix it" being ignored. They did. And it didn't. But I did.