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We were quoted on how “we still get a lot of editorial freedom.” The final barrier inhibiting our independence, and have for decades, are advertisements that collide with our left-wing and independent political stance.

While the play was certainly an ode to the whimsy and abject lunacy of the student life, the ‘60s/‘20s juxtaposition provides an opportunity to reflect on the progresses, and regresses, of Australian culture and the university system (think HECs, lock-out laws, department mergers, the commodification of tertiary study, the inaccessibility of student housing).

The GW Hatchet is an independent, non-profit student newspaper that has been in circulation since 1904. A George Washington namesake (one of the founding fathers of the University), the paper is said to be inspired by a tale where Washington was chopping down a cherry tree with a hatchet.