The winter might be chilly, you might be silly, but here at TaSciEn we’re always litty! Our February event, which is a part of the Sledding Hill Carnival (Laskiaisrieha in Finnish), introduced many of Tampere University students to a well-known American treat: s’mores!
Created from 2 pieces of crackers (or Graham crackers if you want to be 100% authentic - according to our board member Aaron), a piece of grilled marshmallow and a piece of chocolate, s’mores are basically the sweet, miniature & diabetic version of burgers. But who cares about that in this weather anyway? We from TaSciEn are proud to say that, by helping students around campus make more than 100 s’mores, we have successfully combated the freezing cold and brought smiles to everyone who came (even if some of those smiles are a bit messy from the marshmallow).
Thank you very much for joining us this time, and we hope to see you in the next event!
Hello everyone, welcome back to another event story from “What’s Poppin in TaSciEn”! As an international student, I bet one of the most interesting things that you saw when first arriving in Finland is the student’s overall. “Haalari” in Finnish, it’s a symbol of students in Finland, representing a student’s guild by its colour, as well as the activities he/she has participated by the patches on it.
TaScien once again organized a patch-sewing evening, offering its members as well as any student who’s interested the chance to put your proudly-collected patches on your overalls, once and for all. Threads and needles are provided, as well as delicious cookies, tea and juices for everyone to enjoy!
The evening was deemed a great success, with many, many patches sewn, namely our board member Harry who (finally) sewed his teekkari cap patch on, despite having been a teekkari for almost a year.
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In addition to all the grandiose tournaments, competitions and collaborations we have organized so far, we also provide a chance for our club members to bond and socialize in a more relaxing setting, playing some board games while eating candies, muffins and cake. On October 4 th we have organized a board game evening just for that. After all, a good friendship is made even stronger after a good game of UNO or Exploding Kittens, especially when your “friends” keep on stealing your cards and ganging up on you and screwing over your strategies and… But I digress, it really is all good fun with no hard feelings behind it. None at all, it’s all cool, honest. I do not keep the list of people I am going to +4 in UNO next time under my pillow or anything.
Moving on, we have had quite a turnout of people this board game evening and everyone enjoyed their time getting to know new people or catching up with their friends while playing together. The cake and muffins were succulent and sublime, contributing further to the great mood in the Language Kitchen that evening. As the amount of our members grows, we will be able to bring even more people closer so that we can all have fun together! Finally, TaSciEn thanks all the attendees of the event and we can’t wait for you to see what we have cooking up next!
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May 4 th is a very special day for many geeks all over the world. To clarify, I am not talking about the Chinese revolution and sociopolitical reform movement from the beginning of the 20 th century which shares the same name, but still, here’s a shoutout to all the history geeks out there. For us fellow science nerds this day is an occasion to celebrate the genre-defining piece of science fiction known as Star Wars. However, just as Yoda once said: “Occasion for celebration, there is another”.
In the year of 2018, on the Fourth of May, TaSciEn was officially founded. Last May, our small baby club has turned 1 year old. Obviously, for us and all of our members that was a very big day that called for a legendary birthday party! We had many of our members attending our anniversary celebration and sharing the expertly crafted cake with us! We give special thanks to Hiukkanen who blessed us with our first birthday jallu and Esa Rasanen for being present on the event and giving us the baby champagne showers!
TaSciEn is still quite a small (but rapidly expanding) club that slowly learns how to walk on its own. We know that there is a long way ahead of us to build a huge community and become a proper guild, but with your continuous support we will grow and persevere! With that being said, we owe everything to our members, and we will continue to do our best, so thank you for sticking around with us and let’s fill the second year of TaSciEn with even more fond memories together!
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It would be an understatement to say that of all months of the year, April is the favorite month of any teekkari and fuksi alike. Why, might you ask? Five letters. Two weeks. Dozens of events. Metric tons of alcohol. Have you guessed yet? Why, yes, of course I am talking about Wappu! The last two weeks of April mark the biggest celebration of teekkari culture all over Finland, which culminates in fuksi dipping, a once-in-a-lifetime event for any technical student. Students unite to delay the impending (and sadly inevitable) collective hangover of May the 2 nd , with jallu as the only cure and salvation.
However, Wappu is known as a cultural event not only for the drinking that ensues, but also for various events organized by the student guilds and clubs. This year being the first Wappu for TaSciEn, we have also organized our very own Wappu event as well! Seeing how Easter happens during Wappu, we felt like some old-fashioned Easter egg scavenger hunting was in order. Hence, the hunt for the Easter bunny began!
Our members have once again demonstrated their incredible endurance, intelligence and wit while exploring the Hervanta campus and gathering the clues necessary to complete the hunt. The stakes were high, the competition tough, but the enticing price of a big, mean, sexy, fat chocolate CHUNGUS of a bunny kept people going. Winners snatched their victory by a tight margin, showing commendable sportsmanship. Still, all the participating teams did very well and TaSciEn plans to make the event better, faster and stronger next Wappu! Until then, stay tuned!
Hey there people! It’s been a while since you have heard from me, some anonymous person from the internet and the self-proclaimed Editor-In-Chief of the most trustworthy self-proclaimed TaSciEn news source "What's Poppin' in TaSciEn"! As a matter of fact, quite a few things have been poppin’ indeed and I can’t wait to tell you about them.
One of the events comes from a while back, actually from last March (boooo me and throw rotten tomatoes at me for reporting this so late, I totally earned it). Back then, TaSciEn threw its first really huge collaboration event, with Hiukkanen and TiTe no less! I am of course talking about the Tri-Pong Beer Pong Tournament. Fellow wizards from all over Hervanta campus of Tampere University joined the noble cause of fighting their greatest enemy as of yet, “that which must not be named”: sobriety!
Image courtesy: Hiukkanen
The atmosphere in Bommari that evening was truly magical, as you could feel the competitive power of our participants. In addition to fellow Hiukkanen and TiTe people, quite a few people from INTO have joined the fun. Keeping the same spirit as the similarly named tournament from a certain British fantasy novel series, which we shall not mention to avoid being sued for copyright infringement, we aimed to bring locals and internationals, united by our love for science and engineering, so this outcome could not be better.
The tournament was indeed quite a sight to behold. Congratulations to the winners of the tournament, may the glory this victory brings upon you inspire you to attend even more of our events! We would also like to express our infinite gratitude to all of the participants, as without you this event would not be possible. Here at TaSciEn HQ we want to provide you with only the best events possible and we promise to keep on doing just that.
To all the new fuksit this year, welcome to Tampere University. Information regarding recent and upcoming TaSciEn events will be updated on this page soon - stay tuned! We are looking forward to an amazing year with you all!
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On the 14th of February, even mighty teekkaris, hardened by Jallu and tempered in the ice-cold water of frozen Finnish ice lakes as they are, might remember the deep feelings of gratitude and appreciation they may have for their closest friends and partners in crime, or the joys of their first love. To celebrate the day that commemorates the friendships and love all over the world, TaSciEn has organized a cookie-decorating event for its members and their friends alike.
Our fellow participants have yet again demonstrated their artistic vision and cooking skill, as the cookies that they decorated could as well be placed in a museum of modern art. Unfortunately, even though we have tried to preserve the cookies for the Louvre, somehow only their photos survived. The unbiased author of this article notes that his cookie with "TaSciEn" written on it was especially skillfully done and that his mom was really proud of his achievement.
After sharing the love (in cookie form) with the participants of the event, we have decided to share our love with all those who unfortunately did not manage to come. With the power of friendship, our awesome attendees wrote fourteen Valentine's day cards to all the guilds and a couple of clubs. The cards were so masterfully and passionately written that after reading them out loud, the moisture levels in the room rose by around 76%. That evening, love was truly in the air.
P.S. Unfortunately, TaSciEn is still waiting for the guilds' and clubs' response cards. Pls respond.
P.P.S. Huge shoutout to Tạ Hải for amazing photos!
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Well hello there fellow TaSciEners, friends and citizens of the Internet alike! It has been a while since you heard from "What's Poppin' in TaSciEn": the most reliable source of news and reports about all things TaSciEn!
Being an active teekkari involves a lot of different things: studying, drinking, drinking while studying, not studying while drinking, but most importantly, collecting patches. Most of us have this one small bag hidden somewhere deep in our house that we sincerely wish could be emptied at one point. Of course, I am talking about that bag of all the patches that you scavenged from Wappu, Yrityspäivä or some other random university event and never managed to put on your overalls. I understand, I myself have one and it is not getting any smaller.
TaSciEn has started this year with a resounding BANG by offering its members and potential members (pls come to our next events, okay) a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of sewing patches together with friends, or doing other handicraft work. Many laughs were had and many patches found their place on the fresh and perhaps-not-so-fresh overalls of the event participants. And don't worry, not a single finger was pricked, as all the participants were the true masters of their craft! All in all, it was a great way to kick off the year.
Happy belated New Year,
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As mentioned in the summons to our general meeting, we will decide on an official logo and colour of TaSciEn next week. So if you feel like showing your creative core or just get inspired, you can start designing right now! Just bring your designs to the meeting or send them to Karin (email@example.com) so we can choose under which logo we will write history :)
Also the chairperson and board members for 2019 will be chosen, so if you want to be one of them, please send Karin (firstname.lastname@example.org) a picture of you and a short description about yourself, why you want to be the chairperson/in the board at latest on Tuesday 13.11. at 23:59.
We will send all of the descriptions of possible future board members on Wednesday, so that you have some time to think about whom to vote for.
So start designing, write your applications and see you next Thursday!