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An interview with your new USU executive

An interview with your new USU executive

Adam Chalmers had a chat to Hannah Morris and Tom Raue, the president and vice-president of the University of Sydney Union

Who wants to live forever? We do

Who wants to live forever? We do

It’s in humanity’s best interest to stave off death for as long as possible, writes Adam Chalmers

USU Board censures Tom Raue

USU Board censures Tom Raue

USU Director Tom Raue will have to watch his back after the Board passed a motion of censure against him, reports Adam Chalmers.

A happier union: USU and university work together again

A happier union: USU and university work together again

Adam Chalmers talks to USU President Astha Rajvanshi about repairing the relationship with Spence

USU Board approves pro-life society

USU Board approves pro-life society

Adam Chalmers reports on the new club – LifeChoices Sydney – which has student politics in a spin.

USU Election Inspection

USU Election Inspection

By the time you pick up this week’s Honi, it’s already election day. If you haven’t already voted, think about this before you fill in the ballot. Don’t vote for people based on policy. Don’t judge a candidate by how much you want their policies to be fulfilled; vote for them based on the principles […]

MyUni launch garners mixed reception

MyUni launch garners mixed reception

On April 2nd, the government finally released MyUniversity – a website where visitors can compare different universities and university courses and find important information about tertiary education in Australia. According to The Age, Chris Evans, the Tertiary Education Minister, said the website would “help drive universities to lift performance and quality”, like the government MySchool […]

A compass to the brain

A compass to the brain

Adam Chalmers takes a trip down memory lane.

NTEU takes the next step

NTEU takes the next step

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) has taken the University of Sydney to Fair Work Australia over the decision to cut more than one hundred academic staff. The University has been asked to stop the job cuts process until the case is heard. If the hearing is successful, the University of Sydney may have to […]

Money Changes Everything

Money Changes Everything

While universities are required to consult student organisations about how the Student Services and Amenities Fee should be spent, they have no obligation to pass any of it on to student unions, councils, or other organisations. Adam Chalmers investigates where your money might end up, amid ongoing tension between the student union and the university.

Profile: USU President Sibella Matthews

Profile: USU President Sibella Matthews

Few multi-million dollar businesses would trust students to manage their operation. Fewer still would let students fill their board of directors. But the University of Sydney Union is a business like few others. It manages all clubs, bars, shops, festivals and entertainment held at USyd; it fights a constant struggle for solvency in the wake […]

USyd to quit smoking?

USyd to quit smoking?

The University of Sydney is discussing a proposal to turn the entire campus into a smoking-free zone. Rumours to this extent have been circulating for quite some time, but Honi Soit can now confirm that the USYD senate is seriously considering a blanket ban on smoking within campus which is “very likely to go ahead” […]

The Garter: Lonely scientist proves love doesn’t exist

The Garter: Lonely scientist proves love doesn’t exist

In what is being called a ‘radical breakthrough’, neuroscientist Michael Anderson claims to have proven there is no such thing as love. “You think there is, for so long, but now I’ve realised it’s all a lie. There’s no such thing as love. It’s all just chemicals in your head and your balls, tricking you […]

The Garter: Witchcraft Levels Rising

The Garter: Witchcraft Levels Rising

The Holy Bureau of Statistics released their annual crime report today, showing that witchcraft has overtaken left-handedness as the most prevalent crime in Spain. The information holds disturbing repercussions for the future of Spain, the Spanish Criminal Justice system and the positive connotations of the word ‘inquisition’. According to High Inquisitor Torquemada, anyone found guilty […]

The Garter: Infamous ‘Cancer Killer’ strikes again

The Garter: Infamous ‘Cancer Killer’ strikes again

Another innocent life was claimed last night when Petunia Meyers, 83, was killed in hospital. Police attribute the death to the now-infamous Cancer Killer, who left his signature calling card – cancer – in her body. “She was such a kind soul. We never thought this would happen to her,” said her oncologist Dr. Norton. […]