Liberty, censorship and the inbetween

Here’s an idea: What if we kept it all on? The saga in question: On August 21, University of Sydney student newspaper Honi Soit released an edition with a cover that featured the vulvas of eighteen Sydney University students. Following legal advice from the SRC, which deemed the image illegal if distributed, the cover image was obscured by strategically placed black bars. However, due […]

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With New Eyes: A Travelogue

Just because we don’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Having lived in a country far away from the degradation and malnourishment of human beings, I was blinded. I was blinded by the commonplace abundance of wealth. I was blinded by the hardships of sustaining family life and friendships and trying to be happy. I was blinded by what I thought […]

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The martyr, her mates and the media: How Gillard was undone

Our first female Prime Minister was subject to the worst aspects of our blokey culture, but she opened the door with dignity for women of the future, writes ZAHRAA AHADZADA Julia Gillard. A name that has been associated with feelings of frustration, feelings of angst and feelings of betrayal. But, personally this name overcomes me with feelings of disappointment in […]

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Slack attitudes and foresight lacking for students with disabilities

Being a student with disabilities presents a world of things to negotiate and others’ attitudes don’t help. JAMES STANLEY spoke with Cruwsible about parking, smoking and the Queer Room at Bankstown campus. Parking for people with disabilities is really limited. I received a $101 fine for parking in a restricted area, but I had my […]

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Stop cuts to higher education: National Day of Action

The NUS National Day of Action: Why the UWS Bankstown Student Campus Council joined unis across Australia in protesting $2.3b of cuts to tertiary education On Tuesday August 20 students across Australia left their lectures and tutorials to stand together and fight against the latest attack by the Federal Government on tertiary education. Students from […]

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REP RAP: Eat, vote, love at Campbelltown

MANPREET BANGA –Chair Campbelltown Student Campus Council and SRC rep: It’s hard to juggle part time work, studies and student council work as well. To have a proper functioning student council, reps should be getting paid as much as you would for any other part-time job. I think it’s only fair to the students they are representing. At […]

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Diversity Week photos on show

Come, see the world through fresh eyes at the Diversity Week photo show at Bankstown campus. From September 16 to 20, view a range of arresting and engaging images taken by UWS staff and students, celebrating our differences, as well as the things that bring us together. Swing by the foyer of Building 23 and […]

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Bushwalking a beautiful way to socialise

UWS Bushwalking Club started in March 2012 and has run walks in the Blue Mountains, Popran National Park, Dharug National Park, Kangaroo Valley and the Royal National Park . There are some 140 members and a regular groups of walkers of about 20 to 30. It’s a great way to meet people. The trips are […]

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Blame game rife in child protection

There appears to be a movement afoot to blame Aboriginal culture for the failings of the DOCS system. While not discounting the very real tragedies that sometimes occur, I believe that ‘the rights of the child’ are misused to commit harms not commonly considered.  What exactly does the rights of the child mean? Does anyone […]

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Thoughts on refugees

I have this view about refugees; it’s stereotypical. I understand that these people are human and most are seeking a better life in Australia. Most have grown up with political instability, poverty, war and numerous other terrible things. I can empathize with them, but here’s the thing that I cannot tolerate. Don’t come to live […]

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