“Shame on you, Duncan!”: Students and staff rally against casualisation at Melbourne University

University of Melbourne staff and students rallied outside Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell’s Parkville mansion yesterday in opposition to the University’s growing casualisation of teaching staff.

Students and staff say no to the Robert Menzies Institute

Students gathered on South Lawn yesterday to protest the opening gala of the Liberal-backed think-tank Robert Menzies Institute (RMI).

An open letter to all student politicians

As sleek Facebook frames are slowly being removed from the profile pictures of university students in their early twenties, and social media feeds are returning to normal from constant ‘vote for me’ c

"Please don’t ask if we’ve tried yoga”: Students fighting for disability support

Despite the University’s push to make learning accessible, through programs such as SEDS and Access Melbourne, there have yet to be endorsements from students that these programs are appropriate. Inst

Cinemas Buckle Under the Weight of the Netflix Empire

Will Hollywood blockbuster-type films continue to use Netflix as their outlet, or will they return to their rightful spot on the big screen?




The butterfly trap has yellow netting, delicate
as if in mimicry of its prey, though
I pray,
and my hands don’t mimic
my gods.

Instead, they sink low
into my body
into my being
as if trying to extract some mortal sin,
some meagre truth
that maybe isn’t there,
but my hands aren’t lithe enough
they plunder the within
         —godforsaken wasteland, decreed—

perhaps barren, perhaps broken
so I take your hand, webbed
faintly blue and green
            -veined by your wrist
                     —a summer baby, wearing
                         summer-coloured clothes—

thin fingers fluttery w/ pulse jump and
I guide the tips inward
towards where pain throbs sweetly
your heart beating in sync.
finds its target, delicate
but your fingers are strong.

          —I tell myself—
                                       is why

I pray to you,
to beauty & blue man, and not
to God.

Farrago's magazine cover - Edition Three 2021


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