Editorial: Semester 1, Week 2

If you have a spare few hours in these early weeks of semester, head down to the rare books section of Fisher Level 1, and ask to see the old copies of Honi Soit. Their yellowed pages are filled with names, many of which you might just recognise: Kirbys, and Abbotts, and Greers. (Oh my!)…

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If you have a spare few hours in these early weeks of semester, head down to the rare books section of Fisher Level 1, and ask to see the old copies of Honi Soit.

Their yellowed pages are filled with names, many of which you might just recognise: Kirbys, and Abbotts, and Greers. (Oh my!)

Honi exists as a record of what happens on this campus far more comprehensive than any kept by the University’s management. I feel great pride (and even greater anxiety) to think that, in 50 years time, an Honi nerd will be sitting in Fisher Library’s basement, reading what we, as an editorial team, have chosen to add to that record in 2016.

There are two names missing from this week’s paper.

They are two of the most influential people in the lives of Sydney University students, and yet you will not find their names on any student leadership ballot, or in any previous issue of this newspaper.

Honi spoke with them over lunch at some of campus’ most mundane locations, but only on the condition that we maintained their anonymity.

Who are they? The administrators of the USyd Rants Facebook page.

And, if that last sentence was confusing, dear Honi nerd in the Fisher Library archives 50 years from now, ask your grandparents to tell you what a Facebook is.