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Chinese whispers: the Dalai Lama and Sydney University

“Education Matters” was the proposed name of a speech to be given by the Dalai Lama on the importance of learning to Sydney University students on campus this June. The irony is that in light of recent events, critics are now saying the University administration is more interested in business matters than education matters. A…

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Banding Together

Spain’s economic downturn has led to an upsurge in band solidarity. Avani Dias and Rafi Alam look at this new Spanish music scene.

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Big Scary

Avani Dias chats with with Jo Syme, the female half of Big Scary, and stumbles upon a treasure trove of fun facts: what it was like to play SXSW, their lives before Big Scary,
and just where ‘Bad Friends’ came from.