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As one chapter ends, another begins at WSU.

As one chapter ends, another begins at WSU.

(Credit: Pixabay | Pexels) Welcome, all first-year students of 2024! As expected, new students would probably feel extremely nervous about their transition from high school to university - and that’s okay! It’s a whole new world in university compared to high school,...

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Strength in solitude

Strength in solitude

Sometimes, the air in Sydney feels soft, sweet, and safe. I see this land as more of an embodiment of home to me than 'home' ever was - how else can I express that a daughter forced to leave a motherland 9143 km behind might be seeking safety, might be brave enough to...

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Vaping in young people – Where should we stand?

Vaping in young people – Where should we stand?

Western Sydney University has had a smoke-free campus since 2014, but vaping has still been an issue of misconduct. This confusion is primarily related to the different environments that vaping creates compared to smoking. We can smell smoke and tobacco with...

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Parramatta City Campus and Its High School Students

(Western Sydney University’s Parramatta City campus and its high school students. Photo credit: Raynesh Charan) The Parramatta City campus is extremely popular amongst WSU students. The glassy high-rise building with its USB power points, NFC Lockers, various seating...

The Talented Writers Department Part I – Interview with KT Major 

Photo Credit: Ron Lach | “Person Typing on Green Typewriter on Brown Wooden Table” | Pexels “Who uses typewriters anyway?” is a lyric by American singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift, from her song The Tortured Poets Department. Though author KT Major doesn’t use a...

Solo dates are underrated

Image caption - Pictures taken by Anya Wikramanayake, edited by Nadine Mendis using Canva.com Have you ever caught yourself cramped up in your room after a day of studying or coming home after a long shift and catching yourself scrolling through Instagram stories of...

Four Ways to Go Past the Past

Image caption: Nadine Mendis. Background - Adobe Firefly, Girl – Canva.com  Traumatic and distressing experiences from our past can weigh us down. We all have a past – some memories are happy, whilst other memories may be sad and may haunt us. You may have heard the...