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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

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Satan Wears a Bra

You are an observer / of calloused hands on brass strings / Crimson plastic, nostrils pierced in backyards

An illustration of a femme person sitting on a tiled floor, placing a cigarette in an ashtray. Their Illustration by Jessica Norton

Content Warning: references to smoking/drugs


Find comfort in disquiet,

in mould in humid bathrooms,

the mayhem      of broken noses

and crushed aglets d r a g g i n g on concrete –

caked in chewed spearmint gum.


You are an observer

     of calloused hands on brass strings

Crimson plastic, nostrils pierced in backyards,

Running in on platform shoes (just give us a clue).

Eardrums    crackle      

and then

they burst.


Drink vanilla cough syrup.

It will burn like scraped knees     .

Longing does not leave

and you will not be free.

Rip off rose tinted band-aids along with some dignity.


You are soft

like petrichor, homegrown hydrangeas.

You will crave    more





Until the only thing left for you is an overfilled ashtray

and a tiled bathroom floor.


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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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