Totem Skateboarding’s Great Australia Tour

Bu Naomi Hastings: This month the folk from Totem Skateboarding are embarking on a massive tour around  Australia, bringing the positive influence of skateboarding to regional and remote communities, and they are looking for your help to make this possible.  Totem Skateboarding is a non-for-profit organisation based in Sydney that runs free skate and creative […]

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Emotion Is Okay

By Laura Day: We live in a society where we have been taught to suppress our emotions, only show people our ‘perfect’ lives, live the right way, do the right things and don’t differ from that path because you will be rejected. Women are meant to be this perfect ideal of life with the perfect […]

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Tampon tax poetry-slammed

Winning poet Sharnay at Poetry Slam Bankstown campus May 24

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Locked Out, But Not Blocked Out

By Luke Vincent: Thousands of people marched in protest against Sydney’s lockout laws, as part of a huge rally organised by the advocacy group Keep Sydney Open. Beginning at Belmore Park near Sydney’s Central Station, the Keep Sydney Open rally made its way through the CBD while paying tribute to venues, small businesses and jobs […]

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Med Science students announce winners of science-inspired art comp

News from the MSSA: Throughout April, the Medical Science Student Association hosted a Science-inspired Art competition. MSSA would like to thank the student body for their submissions and enthusiasm. After much deliberation, we have chosen our first and second place winners! Congratulations to Vasanth Buvan in 1st place representing UNSW and to Tran Xuan Hao […]

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The Future of Journalism

By Helen Megalokonomos: The future of journalism has reached a precipice with budgets shrinking and editorial jobs being cut. The only lifeline for journalists lies in being able to produce content across all media platforms and in adapting to the changing landscape, leading media makers have said. At a gathering at Western Sydney University, journalist Connie […]

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Sarah Ferguson and The Killing Season

By Helen Megalokonomos: About 180 academics and business leaders heard Four Corners journalist Sarah Ferguson speak about the Rudd-Gillard Era at a Women in Business event in Parramatta this May. Ferguson spoke of the famed ‘faceless men’ who played a pivotal role in getting Gillard to push Rudd out and to become Australia’s first female Prime Minister. […]

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Love support services, hate the parking: Beau asks around

W’SUP editor Beau Dunne vox popped at Parramatta: Hir, Jigar and Pooja:           What do you like about the university ? Jigar : The library, campus facilities.   What could be improved ? Jigar: Sports. Students don’t know about sports. There should be an organised way to know about events. If we […]

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Wage fraud hits students hardest

By Jawad Akram Rana: I would like to highlight aspects of the labour market which provide developed economies with a cheap or subsidised workforce in the form of students. Irrespective of similar practices observed in other developed countries, my focus will be on the Australian market. The idea comes from observations made during my stay […]

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Social and Community Workers Western Sydney talk about women’s economic empowerment

By Lauren Stanley:  “Gender equality isn’t a women’s issue. It’s a social and economic problem affecting us all” states the NSW Council of Social Services’ (NCOSS) in their ‘A New Year for Women’ discussion paper. NCOSS has designed a campaign called A New Year for Women, which focuses on the economic disadvantage felt by women […]

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