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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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PINK CARNATIONS

Juvenile thoughts conquered, And forgotten faces remembered. Immature eyes powdered, And drunken lips covered. Pink carnations offered, And rotten kisses hovered. Grey clouds wandered, And golden tears showered. By Angelico D. Aputen

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The Rules of Political (Dis)Engagement

Oliver Pocock How University Students can change the future of Australia. Following last year’s Federal Election, the Australian Electoral Commission released statistics on voter enrolment that revealed several interesting insights. NSW recorded one of its highest numbers of voter enrolment in over a decade – with a 96 per cent of the state’s eligible population […]

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New Student Incentives: iPad’s vs Free Digital Textbooks

Harley Bowd What are we getting and do we want it? Western Sydney University has recently made several claims regarding their free digital textbook program for new students. This program is a replacement for the popular electronic device program, which original saw first-year students receive free iPads or similar devices. It is my aim to […]

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The Whitlam What?

Nicole Gismondo If you’ve never ventured as far as the river on Parramatta South Campus, chances are you’ve never heard of the Whitlam Institute. Situated in the historic Female Orphan School, the institute houses the Whitlam collection, an art gallery and conference spaces. The Whitlam collection holds many items of national significance donated by Margaret […]

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Live from SRC meeting #2

Join Emma as she live blogs about the Student Representative Council’s (SRC) happenings; live from their second meeting of the year. Refresh the page to see the latest updates. 7:01 pm Meeting closed               YASS LIZ! Michael moves that the SRC re-acredit to NUS with an accreditation fee of […]

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EVENT: University Mental Health Days

Taylor Mortimer: Third year Health Promotion student and 2017 Mental Health and Wellbeing Student Ambassador. Western Sydney University will be celebrating Australian and New Zealand University Mental Health Day [ANZUMHD] from 26th April to 4th May.  Now in its second year at Western, ANZUMHD is based on a popular student-centred mental health and wellbeing campaign […]

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Hawkesbury Hell

By Michael Wright: Note: This article deals with transphobia, violence and bullying. It also contains expletives. Update (18/04/17): W’SUP has since learned that the university has decided to step in. CLV will now allow both Harry and Charlie to end their contracts. “End of last week, I had a threat against me, going ‘we should […]

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