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Back into the swing of things

“You’ve also probably already resorted to using the word “hegemony” where it isn’t really applicable, drunk more alcohol than you’ve eaten fruit, and pretended to discover god multiple times in order to snag a snag off the EU three times in one week. In short: it’s week three and you’re back into the swing of things.”

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Hijacked is the antithesis of student journalism

Student media is fluid. Each year, Honi Soit receives an editorial shake up, with seismic ramifications for the rag’s ideology and aesthetic. The campus is littered with a litany of publications read, written and edited by students. It’s hard to define it when it comes in zines, in journals, in almanacs and in newspapers. The…

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Feminism thrives through diverse unity

To the feminists of yesteryear, Sydney University today would probably appear the realisation of all that they aspired to and fought for. More than half the undergraduate student population is female. The president of the Students’ Representative Council is the latest of seven women to have held the position in the last ten years, having come…

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Welcome to Honi Soit 2014

To the first years hurriedly buying their entire textbook list, welcome to Honi Soit. In two weeks time, when you’re as disillusioned with the whole charade as the rest of us, we’ll be here for you. To those already accustomed to the droning whimper of university-life, welcome home. Two simple extensions, a kebab, and a…

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A means to an end: Xiaoran Shi

Within these pages, death speaks in myriad voices: a female vigilante wearing the armour of a Roman goddess seeks retributive justice on page 7, a deeply personal account of euthanasia makes a compelling case for legalising assisted suicide on page 10, a visit to Graceland reveals how death has not hindered the evolution of an…

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The art of listening: Mariana Podesta-Diverio

As easy it is to become apathetic about the current state of Australian politics and give up altogether, your vote will help lessen the possibility of an Abbott-led government. Use it wisely. But of course, you’ve heard this all before, so I’ll leave it here. Don’t let him win. Now, onto more practical matters. Being…