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Opinion

May 14, 2018

When I first found out on Twitter that the university is planning to change its name, I was confused. Was this a joke? Couple of news articles and a forum from Grant later, I was satisfied that this thing’s for real. For a while I was vaguely against the name change, without really knowing why. […]

May 14, 2018

What the fuck are letting fees? You may have seen this question around the university and it’s a darn good one. I’ve got an answer — letting fees are an absolute rip off. If you’re renting, chances are you’ve had to pay a letting fee whenever you’ve signed a new flat. A letting fee will […]

May 14, 2018

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to manage my time this year, especially now that I’ve decided to take on another paper at university. For many of you, this may be the first time you have been given the freedom to spend your time however you want. Knowing that you are the one in […]

May 14, 2018

It’s graduation week! And I’m inspired by Mary Smich’s column “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young” (which Baz Luhrmann adapted into “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)”) to release my inner graduation speaker. In my long 2 years of being a non-student, I feel I’m at a good place to pass on my […]

May 14, 2018

The body positivity movement is an incredible campaign to help people all around the world feel that their body is beautiful too. The movement has achieved some incredible things for so many people, but at the same time, it has its issues. Body positivity can feel disingenuous for plenty of people, who simply don’t connect […]

May 14, 2018

My dad is a farmer up North. To farm, he uses a blue Yamaha quad, and dog named Jack rides on the back. Before the invention of the combustion engine, bullocks would have drawn a plow across the doughy paddock. And before that, it was bush. You can trace the history of the farm like […]

May 7, 2018

Now that the mid-trimester break is over, exams and assignments are starting to pile up. It’s daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. As a disabled student, I’ve found that the assignment crunch can not only affect my work, but also my wellbeing. Here are my tried and true tips for managing assignments. Get cosy […]

May 7, 2018

We’ve all heard the joke about that white girl; the one who thinks she can say and do whatever offensive shit she wants to just because she’s “1/16th native”. People shouldn’t get away with that. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t white/white-passing and mixed race indigenous people out there. I’m one of them. And it […]

May 7, 2018

Let’s admit it, the Korean saga is the herpes of world tension — it just won’t go away, and is unlikely to now, even with Mr Trump’s scintillating deal making skills. Despite the favourable noises emanating from Pyongyang right now, I for one would like to call bullshit on the idea that North Korea will […]