Over the year, Honi Soit’s “Births, Deaths and Marriages” column became a place for campus hacks to exasperatedly flip to (or click to) for the latest gossip about USyd’s student politicians, management, revue societies and citrus trees. No story was too small, no tip off too obscure, for us to chase as we played Andrew Hornery in our own Private Sydney (Uni).
Here’s a recap of the year, as seen through the best stories in the column we now lovingly know as BD(S)M.
SLAM changes name to… SLAM (Semester One, Week One)
USU VP’s diva dog fails to deliver in O-Week promo (Semester One, Week One)
University takes seven months to agree on new PowerPoint format (Semester One, Week Two)
You’re terrible USU-riel: marriage disrupts SUDS play (Semester One, Week Three)
NUS Wefare Officer says he hopes SRC Education Officer is “thrown in an unmarked grave” (Semester One, Week 13)
Architecture Revue structurally unsound (Semester Two, Week Four)
The saga of the fake @sinforhoni Twitter account (Semester Two, Week Five)
Campai(g)ning is sole destroying (Semester Two, Week Eight)
Acting Dean of Arts spends Academic Board meeting playing Words With Friends (Semester Two, Election Day 1)
The USU President’s lemons are diseased (Semester Two, Week 10)