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Student Retaking Failed Subject Walks Into Tute Like He Knows Fucking Everything
Student Retaking Failed Subject Walks Into Tute Like He Knows Fucking Everything
23 February 2018

“Well the way I see it, I’ve already done half the work—or 30 per cent of the work if you go by my grade. So really if I just do what I did last semester then I should at least be angling for a 60 per cent.”

Part One: “I sigh’d my English breath in foreign clouds”
23 February 2018

It was 1578. William Shakespeare was 14 years old when he left school. Then he disappeared. Between 1578 and 1582, there is no documented evidence linking the bard to any job or location. Nobody knows what Shakespeare did in those four years. Until now.

Campus news briefing: trains, consent and clubs
21 February 2018

Click here to stay up to date with campus news and receive Farrago‘s news briefings delivered to your inbox every fortnight. New campus for engineering students The University will be constructing a new campus for the Melbourne School of Engineering at Fishermans Bend, on seven hectares of land purchased from the Victorian Government. Consent matters The […]

Budget Breakdown
14 February 2018

The University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) passed its 2018 budget on 18 December 2017, bringing with it a raft of funding increases to the student representative departments. Funded by the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), an annual fee of nearly $300, UMSU is an institution intended to provide a range of services to […]

Not Special Enough
14 February 2018

Special consideration is an important university service, but some students are becoming concerned by the inconsistencies with which staff apply its provisions. Vast differences in how staff approach a student’s needs are raising questions around the extent to which staff seek out information and support made available by the Student Equity and Disability Support (SEDS) […]

Nonfiction

Adventures In Student Cooking: Mi Goreng
15 February 2018

Mi Goreng—the saviour of every university student. I first discovered this versatile dish after a friend gave me 12 packets. While she’s since moved on to bigger, better and presumably healthier things, Mi Goreng has become a staple in my pantry.

Nihilism, Alienation and the Birth of Trash Journalism: MTV’s Daria
15 February 2018

The ‘90s were a golden era for ‘toons. Kids and adults alike parked themselves in front of the TV every evening and ate supper off metal trays. Knees were slapped and tears of sheer amusement shed throughout the neighbourhood when Homer Simpson accidentally bared his privates through his bathroom window to a passing helicopter.

First Days for Awkward Students
15 February 2018

So, it’s your first day of uni and I’m sure all of you semi-functioning adults out there are ready to take on this big new world. You might be a bit nervous, but it’s nothing you can’t handle…

Remember the Red
13 February 2018

Sometimes the sunlight would seep through the curtains and spread itself across the fabric. It covered nearly every inch of space in my grandmother’s house. I’d gaze into the specks that hid amongst the woollen carpet, hoping for a glance of the possibilities that lay below. It used to be red.

Gathering Sticks
13 February 2018

In Footscray now; people in soft-focus and wrapped in silk. Asphalt melts, sticks to my boot.

Creative

Part One: “I sigh’d my English breath in foreign clouds”
23 February 2018

It was 1578. William Shakespeare was 14 years old when he left school. Then he disappeared. Between 1578 and 1582, there is no documented evidence linking the bard to any job or location. Nobody knows what Shakespeare did in those four years. Until now.

pink fringe liquid stars
22 February 2018

my body is nothing but ocean
and vivid black sky and i feel whole
she is somewhere floating behind me
solid and present while i am
nothing but liquid stars
she reaches for me and i sink into the womb

The Grave of the Fireflies
20 February 2018

Here,
everything is illusive.
Senses are no longer
reliable.

Hamper
14 February 2018

The wind will read your palm like a dessert menu.
Your blood will be determined, though not by
letter but by norm.

Flash Fiction One: Rejected Black Mirror Pitches
14 February 2018

Laura wakes up. She thinks, “Oh god, I’ve got that big presentation today!” She jumps out of bed to get dressed, but suddenly! Her legs are computers!!!!!!!!!! By the time she gets to work the meeting is over and she’s still in her pyjamas.