Rainbows on Campus?

Words: Emma Del Dot   If you were at Parramatta today you might have noticed that a magical rainbow crosswalk appeared outside of the bookshop. But what is this sorcery and why is it there? The Rainbow Campus Task Force is a small group of students who are determined to make life easier, safer and […]

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Transform to LEAD: A journey towards lifting others

  [Two student leaders were selected to delegate at Queensland University of Technology- transform leadership program under the LEAD program of Western Sydney University.] Representing Western Sydney University at the two-day Transform Leadership Conference held at the Queensland University of Technology on 19-20th April 2017, was an impressive experience. The Student Leadership Coordinator; Jimi Bursaw […]

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Exam Packing List

Blue and black pens: Because apparently sparkly pink ink isn’t good enough for academics. 2B pencil and eraser: You never know when they are going to sneak in a shifty shade the circle multiple choice section. A clear water bottle: No coloured plastic or writing on the bottle. RIP all of you who thought you […]

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If I could…

Back in April, I graduated. Thinking back to my first days at university, everything seemed so overwhelming. I wondered what I would say to myself if I had the chance to relive the beginning of my university experience. If you could go back and meet yourself as you started your degree, what would you say? […]

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Managing Stress, Studies, and ADHD

University can be stressful for so many students, especially with the never-ending assignments. University can also be a curveball for First Years who are most likely fresh out of high school. While some students can manage their university, work, and social lives well, there are many students who struggle with that. Time management becomes an […]

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Five Ways to Stress Less

1. Organisation is your friend. There is nothing worse than attending class on a Thursday, only to discover that the weekend you had planned with Netflix and Doritos would now be interrupted with two assignments and a quiz all due by Monday. Don’t rely on your memory to get you through your assessment calendar. We […]

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15 Greguerias – After Ramon Gomez de la Serna

A balloon is only as good as the gas inside it There’s nothing worse than an unfinished Hats are the head of your clothes It’s like chasing a kitten for no other reason than it’s cute The longest word in the dictionary is smiles – a mile between the two s’s You are only as […]

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Paddle by Paddle

A sudden strike of wave, Washed away a handful of dreams, Hopeful seedlings that one day bud out, Trade or compete for a legacy. Yet, trapped in an hourglass, Like sand dripping slowly, While the clock danced away from boredom. Paddle by paddle, In the middle of tyrant waters, Dusk was there, waiting. Bubbles went […]

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BANGKOK

This stinking heaving foul and oppressive place has got to me again I walk slowly along Sukumvit, searching for the shadows clenching my anal cheeks to prevent leakage the sun beating me through polluted sky The stench from the drains is making me gag home to the millions of rodents their playground amongst this madness […]

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HOME

Home is wherever you are. My heart will follow you wherever you go, whatever you do. Home is not a building, or four walls It is a feeling of love, of safety, of peace and contentment. I cry because whenever I say goodbye, It’s like being removed from my home From the place my soul […]

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LORE OF THE MOON & THE NYMPHS

Feet in shallow waters, you hold my hand as I lead you in. Unsure of all the darkness ahead you are certain only of the firmness of my grip. We laugh and I try to soothe you as slightly deeper in we slip. Soon you feel just at home as I, the ambience becomes a […]

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