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WSUP’s Book Picks 

WSUP’s Book Picks 

Tash - The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon  This fictional story is the fourth in the Bone season which is a dystopian and paranormal thriller. Being in the centre of a planned seven book series means that this is the integral part of the storyline. Compelling,...

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The Secret Lives of Women 

The Secret Lives of Women 

On May 24th, at the Sydney Writer’s Festival, a panel titled “The Secret Lives of Women” featured three cross cultural novelists. This panel discussed the inner worlds of their characters, where aspirations that are obscured by duty and expectations of the world. The...

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Scorching heat in Sydney’s “Burning West”

Scorching heat in Sydney’s “Burning West”

(Credit: Sam te Kiefte | Unsplash) In Fiji, “The Burning West” is a term used by many when referring to the western side of the island and its warmer areas and, in Australia, particularly during the recent summers in Western Sydney, that title is particularly...

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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...