Does racism have a seat on the Australian bus?

As children we are taught to fear what is unknown to us. Do not speak to strangers, they told us. Do not run far away from the playground, they told us. Do not let go of my hand, they told us. And inherently, we feared what was “strange” to us. But as we grew, and […]

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Abortion: Is it any of your business ?

I recently went to my Great Uncle Dick’s funeral. He was a singular sort of guy. Intelligent, accomplished, a regular DaVinci amongst the poor, Lancastrian working class of the Northern Beaches of post-war Sydney. He lived alone for most of his life with the rest of the family kept, at his behest, at arm’s length. […]

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Where’s my iPad ?

With iPads coming into campus and lecturers and their units walking out, much controversy has surrounded decisions of senior UWS staff in the past eight months. Many have been furious at the cutting of units across several schools of the University, and their anger was not abated by the announcement of a thirty million dollar […]

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Welcome Back Students!

Welcome back students, teachers, incompetent UWS management staff and those of you who have no idea why you’re reading this. While you’re reading this article, I would firstly like to give big congratulations to each and every one of you here at UWS for surviving the fire and grim stone that was the end of […]

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Tarmon’s Tale

As the din of battle subsided, all that could be seen for miles were plumes of thick smoke from the wrecked and smouldering war machines, signifying for many of us what had been a fractious period rent with strife and mistrust and that no one was safe in their own world. We all had to […]

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Student Clubs and Groups at UWS

Student Clubs & Groups play an integral part of Campus Life at UWS. With the help of uwsconnect staff, but primarily run by students, the groups cater for many different interests, hobbies and abilities. Student Clubs significantly add to the vibrancy of Orientation as well as many other events on the UWS calendar such as […]

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Postcard from the US

Hi Y’all.   Greetings from North Carolina State University, my home away from home for the next year while I complete my international exchange program. I’m living in Raleigh, a college town where NCSU sports merchandise is sold at the local Kmart and the number of people attending every varsity game puts Australian leagues to […]

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A Chance To Be Heard

It may have happened over three months ago and things internally within the Student Representative Council and the five campus councils may have changed, but the big university-wide issue of 2012 remains in all of our minds- the issue of course changes, or as many have labelled it on social media and in the news […]

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Motivate me

I love going back to Uni. I love the excitement, learning new things and most of all my rapidly declining social life. But I know there are some of you out there who don’t, or cant, get excited for a new semester, and a new year, of Uni. For those ‘weird’ ones out there, this […]

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Hopping kangaroos and burgers … a feast for visitors down under

It is 8am Sydney time on 14 February 2012. My flight from Patagonia, Chile touches down in Sydney. This was no smooth landing as the plane almost crash landed, jolting me to a realization that I had reached my dream destination. Feeling the butterflies in my tummy at the fear of the unknown, I tell […]

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