Is there really a race for success?

Living in a world filled with endless possibilities and the stream of interminable success from all over the world should guarantee we do not cast judgement on what a person from a particular minority group is capable of achieving. Each cultural minority group seems to be given a particular notion against another. Why does racism […]

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Diversity Week leaves lasting impression

Diversity Week was a huge party across all campuses and left a positive impression on the thousands who took part. Whether it was yodeling with a Hut Dog in hand at Penrith, shimmying across the deck in a Bollywood number at Parramatta or belting out a rhythm on an African drum at Bankstown, the event […]

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Go on, Stir the Pot! Cruwsible Writing and Art Prize

Get your fingers moving and creative juices flowing: The inaugural Cruwsible Writing Prize IS ON !! Cruwsible Writing Prize offers a $250 textbook voucher for best original written work – news report, news feature, creative writing. Cruwsible Art Prize offers a $250 textbook voucher for best original artwork  (must be 400 dpi print quality image). […]

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MedRevue Games

May the obs be ever in your favour, writes PATRICK BAQUIR: Based on the popular book and movie “The Hunger Games”, this year’s MedRevue loosely revolved around six medical school graduates, vying for a treasured internship spot to secure their future as a doctor. The free-for-all hospital showdown that ensued was known as “The Intern Games”. […]

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Bonniedoon smashes Band Comp heats

UWS Heat 1 of the National Campus Band Comp was held at the bar café, Kingswood campus on August 21, with six terrific bands competing. The winner was Bonniedoon, a five-piece outfit formed by Sheridan Hurst and Bonnie Coady as a duo during their time at Springwood High. The group has expand to include Colin Mcintosh on drums, Charlotte Sagewood on […]

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Solar Car race only weeks away

In October the UWS Solar Car Project will embark on an ambitious race through the Australian outback with our very own solar car competing against the world’s best. Racing against Cambridge, MIT, Stanford, and Tokai Universities, the race is the culmination of three years of work and tens-of-thousands of man hours. It will start in Darwin on October 6 and […]

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Debating Club chats its way to Chennai

Happy First Birthday to Us! Yes Ladies and Gentlemen, on July 19 UWS Debating celebrated its first birthday. It’s been a full-on first year, full of achievements and firsts. We’ve attended tournaments across NSW, Melbourne and the Gold Coast. We’ve been Grand Finalists, and nearly made the finals a couple of times as well. And how did we celebrate our one […]

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Boxing Kangaroo on the back foot

Success has been hard to find for this once mighty sporting nation in recent years, writes LIAM BELL: It seems the Boxing Kangaroo has lost its mitts, after a golden stretch of domination. The recent lost Ashes series held in England, has confirmed the fears of many sports lovers, particularly those in cricketing circles. Australian batting and spinning […]

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SRC President’s wrap-up

ANDREW WHITNEY – President SRC: I was drawn to represent students because of my passion for advocacy. Knowing that I could benefit the students, I made it a priority to first get elected and then progress to the SRC. I was elected as the Clubs and Societies member for Penrith Student Campus Council. At the time I was Vice President […]

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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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