April Guest


B. Science – 3rd Year

Tell us that story which you’ve always wanted to tell but have never had the right opportunity…
I once got stung by a huntsman-killing spider wasp because I was trying to help it carry a paralysed huntsman up a wall. It was awesome.

What animal most closely resembles you and why?

A human (right? You’ve never suspected otherwise have you? On no. Wait. You’re referring to that one time.. Uh, that wasn’t me, that was, uhhh, my pet reptilian overlord).

What is your favourite meme?

Neha Beri


B. Education – 3rd Year

How do you like your coffee?
I’m a tea girl.

What animal most closely resembles you and why?
The Elephant: Although one could argue that my 5 foot frame is suited to something a bit smaller … I do however play the trumpet and I have the elephant’s qualities of calmness and perseverance.

What is your favourite meme?



B. Science / B. Advanced Studies

How do you like your coffee?
Replaced with a hot chocolate.

Describe yourself in five words or less.
Science kid gone percussionist!

What keeps you awake at night?
Thinking about all the obscure time signatures that exist! 7/8 is my personal favourite.

Gus Mackay

Music Director

B. Science (Adv) – Honours

How do you like your coffee hot chocolate?
Extra hot and made with real chocolate, not chocolate powder.

What would be the title of your autobiography?
Angus Mackay: An Autobiography

What is one highlight from your time in SUMBA?
Late one Thursday arvo during rehearsal, we decided to march through the USYD quadrangle. We were hesitant as there were about 40 people milling around in the centre of the quad. Our fears were unfounded, they loved the marching band and got behind us, cheering us on as we blasted out YMCA and ‘The Time Is Now’! They demanded an encore, so we turned around for another lap, and the crowd followed us out, cheering and singing along as we marched out through the iconic quadrangle entrance. A very special moment!

(It turned out to be a cohort of medical students who had just finished their final exam!)

Tom Clark

Director of Planning and Events (DOPE)

B. Science (Adv) – Honours

What is your best one-liner?
Yesterday’s goals are todays problems.

How do you like your coffee?
As caffeinated as possible.

What’s your hidden talent?
I’m an avid Gecko fan.

Angus Hawken

Vice President

B. Science (Adv) – 2nd Year

What animal most closely resembles you and why?
I used to get giraffe a lot, but I’m not entirely sure why that might be.

What keeps you awake at night?
If you cut the corner off of a piece of paper, it gets another corner. Worse, you end up with another piece with another 3 corners. So, you’ve doubled your number of corners instead. How are we supposed to contain this threat?

What’s your hidden talent?
Getting 8 hours of sleep consistently and still falling asleep on the train.