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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

Hey hey hey, it’s time to recap the Kooyong Leaders Debate piece

Poor Selina, she had to watch the whole debate.

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

Satire: Farrago Shuts Down; Honi Soit Now Australia's Oldest Student Publication

As of today, Farrago Magazine, Australia’s oldest student publication, will cease operations under the current four editors.

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

 

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How Many Campaign Posters Can One Electorate Take?

Historically, posters have long been used as an art form to persuade readers on a whole range of positions. Think Uncle Read Article

Tue 27 Sep 2022
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How Micro-Trends Are Ruining Our Consumption Habits

Let me set the scene: you are deep in the last of Melbourne’s 2021 lockdowns, sitting on the couch scrolling through TikRead Article

Tue 27 Sep 2022
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The War on Misinformation: TikTok Edition

Since TikTok exploded, its effects on music (look at the GRAMMYs nominations), clothes (search up OOTD) and trends, in gRead Article

Tue 27 Sep 2022
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How Australia’s Welfare State Fails Students

Tue 27 Sep 2022
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Bon Appétit and Me: A Breakup Story

We spend days on end scavenging for books, reading Letterboxd reviews, and creating shopping carts that are never purchaRead Article

Tue 27 Sep 2022
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Capitalism and the Crisis

Capitalism—the economic system that manifests in the free market, structural wealth inequalities and the pursuit of econRead Article

Tue 27 Sep 2022
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An Obituary To My White Canvas Sneakers

There comes a time in everyone’s life when you are forced to throw out your favourite pair of shoes. No amount of duct tRead Article

Tue 27 Sep 2022
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Baby Botox, Social Media and Our Fear of Ageing

The pervasive desire for “preventive” cosmetic procedures within the younger generations was brought to my attention durRead Article

Tue 27 Sep 2022
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Offaly Delicious: a more holistic diet

In Australia, we live plentifully and can choose whatever cuts of meat we desire most. Our socio-economic conditions do Read Article

Tue 27 Sep 2022
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The Pram Factory: A Retrospective

It’s been 42 years since the demise of the Pram Factory. Still, the legacy of that shambolic factory-turned-warehouse-tuRead Article

Sun 11 Sep 2022
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Hey—did I see you at Collingwood Yards last week?

Collingwood Yards: 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood, embedded in Melbourne’s inner-northern suburbs. A series of vast briRead Article

Wed 24 Aug 2022
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Filling Up the Static: Rocket, magic and Big Thief’s Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

In the song “Time Escaping”, the opening bars of percussion clatter reluctantly into view, as if someone’s dropped a paiRead Article

Tue 23 Aug 2022
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Driving Stick

My brother is trying to teach me to drive a manual car; we go around and around the empty lot down at the local high schRead Article

Mon 22 Aug 2022
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Review: Mothering Sunday (2021)

‘Mothering Sunday’ (dir. Eva Husson) is a period drama in the most unconventional sense – both the viewer and the characRead Article

Sun 21 Aug 2022
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Column: Futility and the beauty of devastation in Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight is a behemoth in the indie games’ scene, lauded worldwide as “the Metroidvania to end Metroidvanias”. CreaRead Article

Sat 20 Aug 2022
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Column: Aesthetic Representations of Neurodivergence and Mental Illness

Representations of neurodivergence in fiction rarely invite the viewer into the perspective of characters who experienceRead Article

Fri 19 Aug 2022
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A WIP Around the Workshop: Modern Mythology—Creating Our Own Lore

What about the tales now whispered in apartment buildings around a bowl of popcorn at 2am? Will they too become myths?Read Article

Sat 13 Aug 2022
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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 thoughtRead Article

Mon 08 Aug 2022
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Material Girls—a source of liberation or an excuse for overconsumption?

The so-called “Material Girl” lifestyle is a phenomenon that has circled TikTok ForYou pages since November 2021. The haRead Article

Mon 08 Aug 2022
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No, You’re Not in Your Fleabag Era

In a world overwhelmed by praise and adoration for characters such as Phoebe Waller Bridge’s Fleabag and those in the SaRead Article

Mon 08 Aug 2022
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Rating the Past: How Classification Shaped Us All

As a generation of media consumers, we have, in one way or another, encountered the Australian Classification and RatingRead Article

Mon 08 Aug 2022
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