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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Live: Student Clubs Advisory Group

UPDATE: W’SUP has been contacted by representatives of Nerdfighters, who have indicated that some of the comments recorded in this liveblog. were incorrect. Specifically, they note that they did not receive provost funding in 2016, and have not had funding approved for arcade machines at the time of the SAG forum.   ORIGINAL POST: Michael is […]

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Reporting live from the Board of Trustees meeting

Join Michael as he live blogs about the Board of Trustees meeting happenings. Refresh the page to see the latest updates. 12:35 – And I’m out. The board has returned to closed sessions, discussing content which is commercial in confidence and another issue regarding nominations. I’ve been kicked out. Not 100% sure if there is […]

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LGBT Exclusivity – Privilege in Binary?

  Maxwelle-Jane Dwyer Within the last 10 years, major strides in the queer equality movement have led to the increased decriminalisation of homosexuality and major strides in the ability for transgender individuals to transition legally and socially. These accomplishments are heart-warming as they have led to greater social acceptance and quality of life for individuals […]

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