Campus

The UMSU Elections Round Up
13 September 2017

The only round up you need.

Stand Up! takes back UMSU
8 September 2017

The victory comes in contrast to last year’s election, in which More! took control of the Union by a landslide.

Take a Hike
23 August 2017

Rising costs associated with many university services remain largely unaddressed even after a review into rising fees.

The Creature With No Shape and Speech

If you own a locker in the basement, you could try speaking to it? You could ask it, ‘Are you okay? Aren’t you cold without a body?’

Student Politician Denies Political Ambition, Fools No One

She is preparing to go “full campaign mode”, after sharing Julia Gillard’s Misogyny Speech on Facebook for the seventh time.

Culture

I Failed Year 9 Science But Interviewed Bill Nye the Science Guy
12 September 2017

In year 9 everyone got their Bunsen burner licence. Everyone except for me. I looked around and saw laughter, joy, happiness – people were quite literally getting ‘lit’ all throughout the class room. In the cold dark corner of the science room I sat with my little ‘safety flame’ which was designed to ensure the […]

Interview: Cassi Van Den Dungen
5 September 2017

Cassi Van Den Dungen is already an industry legend. In 2009, at just 16, she was crowned runner up on season 5 of cult reality show Australia’s Next Top Model, pushing her into the national spotlight and courting offers from some of the world’s top modelling agencies.

Review: Mirror’s Edge
9 August 2017

Right from the second I take my seat in the audience, I’m struck foremost by the stage upon which Mirror’s Edge will be performed.

Beginner’s Guide to the Melbourne International Film Festival

With the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) we’re lucky enough to have one of the oldest film festivals in the world, with a great line-up of local and international content. But even for the most seasoned filmgoer the excitement of attending can quickly morph into hyperventilated dread. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when there is […]

Queer Eye on the Straight Guy: Episode One – Guess Who’s Back?
6 August 2017

With a spring in his step, seasoned Bachelor Matty J’s back (back again) after his rather-fucking-brutal dumping by Georgia Love last year. Almost looking like he didn’t have his heart ripped out his chest and tossed off the side of a lush Singaporean rooftop just under a year ago, Australia’s Golden Boy has returned to […]

Commentary

Resistance Made Futile
22 August 2017

Singapore, 2012: Kannan, my uncle, dies aged fifty-one. Cause of death: myocardial infarction – heart failure. But the disease that ravaged his lungs and consumed his body goes unmentioned. My uncle’s tuberculosis (TB), contracted on a working-trip to India, went undiagnosed for 10 months.

Next Stop: Outer Space

Humankind has been drawn to the cosmos since our beginning. There is something in the sky that resonates with us all, forcing us to ponder not only the universe, but our place within it. These strange space rocks have captivated people and cultures all over the world, inspiring art, literature and legends of creation. 

Terrorism: In Conversation

Australians are more concerned than ever about the threat of terrorism, as we witness attacks that seem, through the lens of our media at least, to be sweeping Western cities. 

Inside 4Chan’s Random Forum

Once one of the internet’s most popular imageboards and a place loathed and feared in equal measure, 4Chan’s random forum (known to its denizens as /b/), is now a husk. The forum was once a vibrant place, partially due to an absence of rules or moderation (child pornography was the only taboo). News outlets would report on the forum’s misadventures – although generally misunderstanding them or misattributing their actions to ‘the hacking group known as anonymous’. 

The Elephant in the Room

In Year 11, I did what every other student at my school was doing and made a last-ditch attempt to add a shiny, altruistic thing to my CV. I took a trip during the holidays to a rural village in Yunnan, China, to help build houses as part of a Habitat for Humanity trip. The […]

Creative

Part Six: It’s Lit, Fam
8 September 2017

“What is that? A barbecue?”

Badfellas

I swear this is not what it looks like!

a collection of quiet thoughts
25 August 2017

For as long as I can remember, I have not screamed.

Il Pleut:

“Five dollars please.”

Queen Street

It was all terribly grim and modern.