Diversity Fest headliner Joseph Tawadros

Headlining at Diversity Fest Bankstown is Joseph Tawadros, one of the world’s leading Oud players and a performer of acclaimed virtuosity and sensitivity. Tawadros has appeared in concert halls worldwide, dazzling audiences with his incredible technique, passion and joyous style of performance. A resident of Australia since 1986, Tawadros has expanded the Oud’s familiarity in […]

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Whine and Wine Poetry Slam October 17

Looking to see the diverse talents of your peers on Parramatta campus? With similar taste to the events run on Kingswood Campus earlier this year, the poets of the Western Sydney Women’s Collective and the performers of the Western Sydney Queer Collective have teamed up with the Parramatta Music Club to provide entertainment to the […]

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Will We Catch ‘Em All?

By Melissa Swann: Pokémon GO shattered download records when the Californian developers Niantic let it loose upon the world. While the craze took much of the world by surprise, the huge mobile hit didn’t happen overnight. The 21 year old Pokémon franchise aside, the first hints of Pokémon GO came way back in 2014 when […]

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A New Year for Women: NCOSS Summit wrap up

By Lauren Nicholls: The 17th of August found women, and a few men from all reaches of NSW descend upon Cockle Bay Warf to participate in the launch of NCOSS’s freshly researched campaign ‘New Year for Women’. This initiative draws economic empowerment into the focus light; drawing lines as an interconnected web that links economic disadvantage […]

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Diversity on Screen: Asian Australians and ‘The Family Law’ on SBS

By Mark Mariano: Let me begin by saying how great 2016 has been so far in terms of multicultural programming, and it goes without saying that The Family Law has pioneered the movement with its bold January release. Spanning across six episodes, this fam-com (based on Law’s book of the same name) follows a young […]

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Please explain

By Aldric Chuah: The recent decision by Board of Directors/Vice Chancellor Barney Glover to arbitrarily remove the position of Student Publications Officer was one made without prior consultation and without qualification. The unilateral decision caught many of the editors by surprise given that the role is of such significance for the student newspaper. Given the […]

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A transgender tomboy investigates her own place within and without gender

By Maxwelle-Jane: What is a tomboy in the 21st century? The definition of a tomboy has always (much to the dismay of 3rd wave feminism) defined women based on how similar they are to men, rather than how different they are as women. The Oxford Dictionary identifies a tomboy as “girl who enjoys rough, noisy […]

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Med Revue 2016: Are jokes about prostate examinations really that funny?

By Michael Wright, who laughed a lot at the opening night of WSMS’s 2016 revue: Revue: “multi-act popular theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches.” (Wikipedia, 2016) The Boy Who Fluked, Western Sydney Medical Society’s (WSMS) 2016 revue, is an enjoyable evening that may not be The Cursed Child, but doesn’t cost as much […]

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Student Legal Service: Car Insurance

By Student Legal Service: It’s everyone’s worst nightmare – you are driving to uni, running a little late to your lecture and there is traffic everywhere. You finally make it to the intersection just before uni and you go to turn the corner and out of nowhere you hear that awful sound of screeching tires […]

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R U OK ?

By Joy Akrawi and Tayla Leavey: Each year, approximately one in five Australians will experience a mental illness. One in four young Australians aged between 16-24 currently have a mental health condition[1]. Suicide is the leading cause of death within this age group and kills more young people than motor vehicle accidents. Approximately 27-35% of all […]

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