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Why the Left Sucks: An Inquiry into Campus’s Most Hated Political Group

It is no exaggeration to say that The University of Melbourne is one of the largest breeding grounds for leftist thought in the country. For those of us who have been on campus–walked past the columns

The Aesthetics of Poverty – Why students at UniMelb are so keen to appear poor.

The discourse accusing this so-called ‘student aesthetic’ of fetishising poorness has surfaced within the past year on social media (especially TikTok) and in conversations between students on and off

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VCA Students Demand UniMelb to Commit to “Zero Tolerance” Policy

Students at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) are calling on the University of Melbourne to “commit to stronger policies and actions when it comes to sexual assault”, after the University ignore




About Farrago

Farrago is the student publication of the University of Melbourne. First published on 3 April 1925, it is Australia’s oldest student publication. Farrago began its life first as a weekly newspaper before transitioning into a magazine publication. Farrago now prints six editions per year as well as its annual creative writing and art anthology Above Water, and the UMSU Election Guide.

Farrago’s name, a Latin term meaning ‘mixed cattle fodder’, is drawn from the motto Quidquid agunt homines nostri farrago libelli est—“Whatever men do forms the motley subject of our page”. Today, the same rings true for Farrago: whatever students do forms the motley subject of our pages.

We publish all sorts of student work: news, poetry, prose, essays, opinion pieces, art, photography. While submissions for the editions occur throughout the year, we are always open for submissions and pitches for the online website. Please send your pitches, enquiries, and everything in between to


About Radio Fodder

Radio Fodder is the University of Melbourne's student radio and is part of the UMSU Media Department. Fodder has been playing on the airwaves throughout the semester since 2015, and allows students the opportunity to create podcasts, listening shows, or musical entertainment. You can listen to Fodder live on this website.

Fodder also has a blog where students can write arts and culture reviews, listicles, and anything and all groovy.

Send your enquiries about Fodder to


Editorial Team

Phone Number— +03 8344 6957

Nishtha Banavalikar—Non-fiction Editor

Charlotte Waters—Creative Editor

Jasmine Pierce—Design Editor



News Team Managers—Joshua Davis & Selina Zhang

Photography Team Managers—Akash Anil Nair & Ben Levy

Radio Fodder Station Manager—Lochlainn Heley

Radio Fodder Executive Producer—Jordan Di Natale

Radio Fodder Blog Managers—Carmen Jada Chin & Christina Savopoulus

Satire Team Managers —Alexia Shaw & Maddy Barr

Social Media Coordinators—Thi Quynh Trang Dau & Mae Horsley

Video Team Manager—Brighton Wankeaw



Farrago/Radio Fodder
Fourth Floor
Building 168 (Doug McDonell)
University of Melbourne
Parkville VIC 3010


Publishing Information

Published by:
Building 168 (Doug McDonell)
University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010


Printed by:
Kosdown Printing
10 Rocklea Drive,
Port Melbourne, VIC 3207


Acknowledgement of Country

UMSU and the Media Office are located in the city of Melbourne, on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to their elders, past and present, and acknowledge that the land we are on was stolen and sovereignty was never ceded. It always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Farrago's magazine cover - Edition Five 2022


Our last print edition of 2022 is here! This wild, visionary edition is filled with burning nostalgia, glittering hope, and tantalising visions of the future, past, and present.

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