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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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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Online quiz fail

By Dave Butler:    I bring to students’ attention an unreasonable flaw in the WSU quizzes which are run online.  As it currently stands each unit runs an online quiz, with the majority open for a week and managed from the Vuws site.  Recently I spent several hours studying and note taking for one of my units […]

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Study Tour in South Korea: Regional Tourism Forum

By Brittany Hardiman: Eight Western Sydney University students recently connected with local tourism networks in South Korea, through the Business of Sustainable Tourism program, funded by the Australian Commonwealth’s New Colombo Plan Mobility Project. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Tourism Management, undertaking the Destination Management Unit, along with two University staff, undertook a two-week transformative […]

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