Campus

VCA Performance Accused of “Reverse Racism”
16 June 2018

“Many people have found it confronting—in good and bad ways. Some have disengaged or even walked out. My response to those people is that I think they need to ask themselves why they couldn’t listen to the reality of this nation’s present and historical burdens.”

Campus News Briefing: Stupol, Shaw Davey and a Data Breach
13 June 2018

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Letter to the Editor: Hamas and the Israel–Palestine Conflict
8 June 2018

Lately there have been lots of articles related to the Israeli occupation of Palestine, and in many of them Hamas is painted in a rather unflattering light. These articles often inaccurately label Hamas as a militant group bent on the destruction of Israel, then try to use this as justification for Israel’s violence.

Shaw Davey Slum Shafts Students
31 May 2018

Since 2014, The Shaw Davey Slum has offered several deals aimed specifically at students: $5 pizzas, $1 pots and $12 for a chicken parmigiana with chips being among the most scandalising. These specials attained an almost folklorist quality among students. However, January 2018 saw the promise of $5 pizza suddenly and discretely erased from the menu.

Tribunal Rejects Appeal of GSA Election Results
30 May 2018

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) electoral tribunal has rejected an appeal from candidates of Better GSA about the recent elections, which made allegations against GSA staff, the returning officer and members of rival ticket Renew GSA.

Nonfiction

For & Against: The Gig Economy
28 May 2018

  IMAGE by David Zeleznikow-Johnston FOR by Andie Moore The gig economy has become the new piñata of regulators and unionists alike. I am not going to pretend it works for everyone or for every profession. However, it is indisputable that gig work suits some people, particularly those least likely to get work. Here is […]

Cheese
28 May 2018

Ever heard of cheese nightmares? Nup? Well, count yourself lucky.

Overpopulation: Other People’s Problem
28 May 2018

Katie Doherty looks at overpopulation

The Do’s and Don’ts of Ball-Tampering
28 May 2018

Rohan Byrne looks at the physics behind the tactic

Ghosts of Tenants Past
28 May 2018

Alex D. Epstein becomes a vigilante photo-returner

Creative

Sirens
8 June 2018

The rocking chair swayed back and forth like water against the hull of a ship. Through the window, she could see that the night was still. In the valley below, the soft glow of the town stretched all the way to the shore.

Night of the Beast
21 May 2018

Have you heard about the Night of the Beast? It’s the day those creatures we cared for, creatures we treasure, and the creatures we hunted come back to our world. Clothed in the skin of the underworld, fit for a hot summer evening, they march down the streets, their legs returning them to homes where the memories of them subsist.

Flash Fiction Four: Fantasy and Fables
21 May 2018

Long ago, Snow White’s ancestors invaded a beautiful, sunny land. There she lived in the Queen’s care. The Queen asked her magic mirror, “Who is the fairest in the land?”

It replied, “If you mean fair as in pale, it’s Snow White. But don’t hold yourself to the beauty standards of your oppressors. Love yourself.”

HELLO HAIKU & UNICODE
21 May 2018

skin eXXXposed
while the sun
is sweating

Judge’s 7+7
21 May 2018

strange land where meat regrets the eater &
it’s a rare strength indeed
ain’t sweetened by a drop of honey

Culture

Review: 2018 FWF’s Writing Violence, Writing Change
25 June 2018

The two-hour session was split into two segments, the first being a discussion led by prompts while the second segment was a Question-And-Answer session. In a room filled with women and non-binary people, it felt like a safe space where everyone was learning from each other and discussing how we can save the world from its horribleness because men cannot behave.

Review: Search for the Sublime
25 June 2018

We huddle in heavy coats, scarves and hats under the clear night sky. Everyone clutches $8 wine in plastic cups as they listen to very good writing being read by Sam Flynn and very good electronic music performed by the Melbourne duo OK EG. The crowd is quiet, faces illuminated dimly, hands tucked into pockets […]

A Christmas Prince Commentary: Why Did Netflix Make This Film?
21 June 2018

I don’t know how to use the Xbox. It shouldn’t be such monumental issue in my life. I should just learn. In December, not knowing changed my life.

Review: Soul Craft Festival
20 June 2018

The inaugural Soul Craft Festival brought together experienced and novice crafters alike from all over the world, for a packed and fun weekend, celebrating craft. This year, it was held at the historic Meat Market located in North Melbourne. The festival had master classes, panel talks, demonstrations, exhibitions, a marketplace, and even workshops! The programme […]

The Best Announcements of E3 2018
19 June 2018

This year, we were lucky enough to attend the world’s biggest gaming expo, E3, in Los Angeles. After several days of roaming the show floor and attending press conferences, we’ve summed up our favourite new announcements and demos on display at E3.