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Dear Minister, HECS is a necessity

Dear Minister, HECS is a necessity

Open letter to the Minister for Education, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP Dear Mr Tehan, The recent legislation to axe the student HECS loan for students who fail 50 per cent of their units in their first year of university is an ill-judged decision. Most students in Australia...

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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...