Campus

UMSU Annual Elections
30 July 2020

UMSU Annual Elections The University of Melbourne Student Union Elections will be held from 7th-11th September to elect student representatives for 2021. The UMSU constitution requires elections to be held on paper, not online. Consequently, voting will be held through a combination of in person (if possible) and postal voting. Voting for University Council Student […]

Conflict Surrounding Performative Allyship in UMSU Students’ Council
7 July 2020

CONTENT WARNING: racism, white supremacy, police brutality, First Nations deaths in custody and other references to cultural genocide that have in particular impacted First Nations People of Australia. This article includes references to deceased First Nations People. When Jessie Ferrari, the Indigenous Representative on Students’ Council, alongside councillor Thonya Deverall and the University of Melbourne […]

A Hidden Struggle: COVID-19 and International Student Mental Health
6 July 2020

According to international students from the University of Melbourne, the COVID-19 crisis, in particular its effects on their academics and financial situations, has had a detrimental impact on their mental health. 

Daniel Andrews Announces Postcode Lockdowns
30 June 2020

Premier Daniel Andrews has issued stay-at-home orders for several suburbs in Melbourne after recent spikes in positive cases of COVID-19 in Victoria.

“Apology without action means nothing”: First Nations students denounce the destruction of sacred sites
18 June 2020

On June 17, the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) Indigenous Department and and the other UMSU student representative departments released a joint statement condemning Rio Tinto’s destruction of a sacred site in the Western Pilbara, referring to the mining company’s decision as “an act of cultural genocide”.

Nonfiction

Florence Price, Delia Derbyshire & Wendy Carlos
14 July 2020

Welcome to Canon in She, a column about female composers of Western classical music, and a few major trailblazers in electronic music as well. Today, I present three brilliant women from the 20th century.

Spilling a Little Tea on the Fast Fashion Industry
13 July 2020

So, yesterday, I saw a Facebook post that said, ‘Sis, you still crying over a guy with only four sets of clothes?’.

A Sex and Dating Guide During COVID-19
25 April 2020

With many countries going into lockdown and millions staying home, the coronavirus is definitely the biggest cockblock of 2020. Couples and single folks alike are wondering: “How the hell do I get freaky in a time like this?”.

Farrago 2020 Edition 1 Cover
The Curtain Calls For You to Think
23 April 2020

If I would say one thing about Come From Away, other than that it is worth every minute and dollar, it would be that it highlights that amidst suffocating hate, it is possible to find that lemon-drop of kindness in you.

OPINION: Observing Australia During the Bushfire Crisis
23 April 2020

The last few months in Australia have seen frustration and confusion towards the Australian Government and their response to bushfires among the residents of the country.

Creative

How to Forget Him
23 April 2020

Smash the amulet
that you are so sure
holds his eyes within it

Losing Grip
23 April 2020

John woke up with a grenade in his hand.
That wasn’t the worst of it. His alarm said he was going to be late for work.

a catcher’s handbook
25 March 2020

a love for spearmint, for the burgundy red
                   rhubarb patch

kitchen ants
25 March 2020

They reverberate their
pheromone calls

gallery of rotten riches
25 March 2020

under the withered moon of catastrophe
a strain on the blueberry sky.

Culture

Review: We Are Family: what really matters for parents and children
30 July 2020

Susan Golombrok: We are family: what really matters for parents and children Scribe Publications, 2020. ISBN, 9781925713701pp. 320 , $32.99   Professor Susan Golombrok has spent years researching families and how they have changed in the 21st century. From queer couples being able to adopt to Kim Kardashian surrogacies, Golombrok packages her learnings into a […]

‘Feeling’ Zachary Leo’s New Sound
28 July 2020

In today’s age where the majority of mainstream music is filled with mind-numbing beats, Zachary Leo’s sound is a breath of fresh air. The 21-year-old Melbourne based artist began his journey in 2019 releasing the singles She and Lay You Down, and more recently released the extremely catchy single Not That Easy. Fresh off a […]

Review: Henry Green’s ‘Half Light’ feels like waking up on a day off
6 July 2020

Suffice to say that in the Year of Our Lord 2020, we’ve all had our fair share of emotional rollercoasters. There are moments when you feel inspired and in control, there are other moments when you feel anything but. Sometimes, it’s almost like you’re sleepwalking. From his attic studio, dream pop artist Henry Green has […]

Review: Partition Voices
16 May 2020

Bari is the Bengali word for one’s ancestral home; it is your desh, the place that always holds an important key to understanding who you are. For those uprooted – and often traumatised, as the people in this series of true stories often are – the idea of bari is a confusing one…

Review: Goodbye, Elton John
17 March 2020

This concert was 50 years in the making, and my goodness did it exceed my highly-set expectations! 
After performing in Melbourne multiple times throughout his long and successful career, Sir Elton John took his last bow on a Melbourne stage on Sunday 15th December. This 150th show of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour was performed at a packed Rod Laver Arena, full to the brim of fans who were eagerly awaiting the chance to see Elton perform one last time.