The Rise of the Geohobby

By Nicole Gismondo Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Pokémon Go. You probably also saw at least one person walking along conspicuously stopping to swipe their phone. What you probably don’t know is Pokémon Go wasn’t the first hobby with location based gameplay. In fact, there is a whole host […]

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1PSQ: A First Glance

By Nicole Gismondo As with any brand spanking new building, there’s an element of shine to everything. One Parramatta Square (1PSQ) or the Parramatta CBD Campus has been heralded as a new and modern campus for Western Sydney U, and it certainly fits the bill. There are no lecture theatres, most Studio Rooms have desks […]

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The University Store becomes the Co-Op at Western Sydney University

By Nicole Gismondo Next time you go to buy textbooks you could be in for a shock as yet another rebranding has hit the campus. Over the December break, the university owned University Store has become The Co-Op, a commercial entity. It is unclear why the change occurred, nor has any information been given to […]

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Review: The Spark of Revolution: Hunger Games Exhibition Now in Sydney

By Charlotte Tai: With a film franchise that took the world by storm, The Hunger Games Exhibition encapsulates the heart of Suzanne Collins’ novels, and acts as a nice treat for fans now that the series’ film adaptations are complete. Everybody is enthralled by a good story, and it is events like these in popular […]

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Life Away from Your Life

By Ishan Karanjit: “Mom, Dad I got my Visa!!” This was the first slice of happiness that I shared with my parents on my journey to Australia.  It definitely wasn’t easy to leave my family, friends, relatives and those beloved memories that I had in my 21 years of lifetime back home in Nepal. But […]

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6 Reasons #nustnatcon is an Alternate Reality

(and the NUS probably isn’t) By Nicole Gismondo: They eat paper In what is probably the most secretly coveted tradition of the National Union of Students (NUS) National Conference (natcon), people eat paper, they chase after people to eat the paper, and this year even tackle them to the ground, to eat the paper. Now […]

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Advance Australia Fair? Ask the International students…

By Richa Mistry: Since becoming our national anthem in 1984, we have sung “Advance Australia Fair” countless times. Is it fair to everyone? Let’s discuss. The citizens have many benefits; concession opal cards, HECS help, lower fees, Medicare and many more. What about the individuals who aren’t citizens? What about the numerous international students that […]

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Only light can drive out darkness

By: A. Hussain: The recent US election has become a topic of global interest. With the campaigns of the candidates starting more than a year ago, the whole world watched, mostly in amusement, as Clinton and Trump spouted political rhetoric, trying their very best to gain the American people’s support. The grand finale aired on […]

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Short Fiction: Bar

By Hannan Lewsley: It was cold as gentle snow finally began to build upon the outside ledge of the only little window in a delicate bar. Inside, shielded from the excitement of the snow that had developed into a flurry of falling flakes outside, people congregated. Illuminated by candles of various forms, that sat perilously […]

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Clubs Awards Night 2016

By Nicole Gismondo (W’SUP Editor 16/17) Pictured: HAC Rugby (Tully MacPherson Left, Taylor Alcock Right) took home Best Student Club Overall, as the big winners for the night (note: this is them desperately trying to carry all their awards at once!) What a night of celebrating the burgeoning contributors to campus life at Western Sydney […]

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