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Albury, Berlin, and the Caribbean: Interview with RÜFÜS

Albury, Berlin, and the Caribbean: Interview with RÜFÜS

From opening Boiler Room sets at Big Day Out to sold-out parties in New York, Sydney trio RÜFÜS are making dance music waves says Lucy Hughes Jones

Top Five worst bus experiences, by route

Top Five worst bus experiences, by route

Max Schintler’s list

Interview: The Preatures

Chelsea Reed had a chat with singer and guitarist Gideon to get the story behind their latest release.

Interview: Katie Wighton

Interview: Katie Wighton

Apparently good singer-songwriters still exist in Sydney. Chelsea Reed interviews Katie Wighton to find out what motives her and her music.

Crane Collapses at UTS site

Crane Collapses at UTS site

A crane has collapse at the UTS construction site, causing major damage and traffic delays. James O’Doherty reports. ; University of Sydney student Steph Swanson was there as the cage caught on fire. She told Honi Soit she saw flames and smoke bursting from the crane, before calling 000. ; At 10am, the arm of […]

The year that was…

The year that was…

They say hindsight is 20/20. Honi asked a number of Australia’s news makers for their take on the events of the past twelve months.

Bottoming out on Oxford Street

Bottoming out on Oxford Street

The Golden Mile is dead, writes Matthew Endacott.

Muslim students concerned for religion’s reputation

Muslim students concerned for religion’s reputation

The weekend’s events were not representative of Islamic culture , writes Lawrence Muskitta.

Just a Penrith girl in a Defqon.1 world

Just a Penrith girl in a Defqon.1 world

I came, I saw, I gabbered, writes Bernadette Morabito.

Young, creative, and on the fringe

Young, creative, and on the fringe

Startup theatre companies are breathing new life into Sydney’s amateur drama scene, and the Fringe festival is an ideal starting point, reports Honi Soit.

Discrimination lawsuit failing to lift hopes for accessible transport

Discrimination lawsuit failing to lift hopes for accessible transport

With RailCorp facing a civil lawsuit over inconsistent audible announcements on services, Virat Nehru reports on the wider problem Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes’ action against RailCorp went before the court on Monday, over the rail authority consistently failing to provide audible announcements on trains. When Honi Soit went to print, the outcome of the […]

No half-measures in banning smoking, says tobacconist

James O’Doherty visits Sol Levy, tobacconist of choice for the university’s former Vice-Chancellor Sol Levy Tobacconist – James O’Doherty Evelyn Platus, manager and fourth generation proprietor at Sol Levy tobacconist on George St, thinks the smoking ban at Sydney University hasn’t gone far enough. At least, she thinks the administration should stick to its guns. […]

Night-time economy must deliver the goods

Night-time economy must deliver the goods

Young Sydneysiders want good music and great times when we go out – give that to us or we will make it happen ourselves.

Regional newspapers get a raw deal

Country rags may be trash, but they’re our trash, writes Lane Sainty.

Yes, in my backyard: Sydney rebuilds its mojo

Yes, in my backyard: Sydney rebuilds its mojo

In a selfish city with significant infrastructure problems, NIMBYism has been a loud and at times influential force. But not everyone shares the cynicism toward development. Michael Koziol meets the residents and reformers urging on the transformation of Sydney.

Talk of the Town: the Different Drummer

Talk of the Town: the Different Drummer

Before there were small bars, there was the Different Drummer, writes Nick Rowbotham.

Don’t be incremental, be bold, planners tell government

Don’t be incremental, be bold, planners tell government

Some of the world’s biggest brains in urban planning had a strong message for our local and state authorities, reports Michael Koziol.

Next stop Sydney Uni: food trucks find their way to Victoria Park

Next stop Sydney Uni: food trucks find their way to Victoria Park

Sydney’s latest dining innovation is a small-scale success, but it could all be hampered by endless red tape, writes Michael Koziol.

No bandaid for drinking culture

No bandaid for drinking culture

Attempts to motivate the public into action cheapen the problem of violence, writes James O’Doherty.

Architecture faculty lights up Vivid Sydney

Architecture faculty lights up Vivid Sydney

Kira Spucys-Tahar and David Gunther trip the light fantastic at the Vivid Light festival in Sydney.

Sydney Gets Vivid

Sydney Gets Vivid

Drew Rooke was at the opening of Sydney’s most colourful fortnight: the Vivid Sydney festival of lights.

Notes on a SUPRA Scandal

Notes on a SUPRA Scandal

The first contested SUPRA election in six years will take place in late May. As Kira Spucys-Tahar found, there is no shortage of intrigue and impropriety among the grown-ups either.

A thousand voices denounce staff cuts

A thousand voices denounce staff cuts

Around 1300 students gathered in support of Sydney University staff facing the axe. Honi Soit’s James O’Doherty reports on a momentum-shifting march.

ICAC alleges corruption by former university staff

ICAC alleges corruption by former university staff

Not all is kosher in the ICT department, writes Madeleine King.

Packer’s betting on Barangaroo

Packer’s betting on Barangaroo

Sydney faces competing development pressures, writes Hannah Bruce

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 […]

Raven: the black prince of burlesque

Raven: the black prince of burlesque

“I’ve been called a “faggot”, a “whore”, a “bitch”. I’ve been told to “take it off you slut”. Some guy even tried to push me off the stage. That incident was actually quite entertaining though because I pushed him right back! He fell off the stage and was escorted out.”
Honi Soit editor Bebe D’Souza meets Melbourne-born burlesque performer Raven.

Academics hit back: “the VC should resign”

Academics hit back: “the VC should resign”

Max Chalmers reports on the backlash against staff cuts.

A Corporation By Any Other Name

A Corporation By Any Other Name

‘It is clear that staff and students must look beyond any idealized perceptions of the ‘University’ to the purpose of the university as a business’, writes Catrina Yu.

University Trims the Fat as Academics Face the Axe

University Trims the Fat as Academics Face the Axe

Max Chalmers investigates why your lecturers might be missing.