Category: Columns

  • No More “No Mores”

    No More “No Mores”

    by Maha Rauf Self-discipline is the defining struggle of my life. It is the root, the struggle at the heart of all my struggles. When I look back at the last few years, I can see so clearly a trail of abandoned healthy meal/exercise plans, half-baked study schedules I never adhered to whilst in school,…

  • Procrastination Corner: Editors’ Top Picks #5

    Procrastination Corner: Editors’ Top Picks #5

    Every fortnight the Tharunka editorial team compiles the best media we’ve been avoiding and/or complementing our studies with. Have fun! Books  Axel: Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh (1930) is a massively fun – and quite brief – novel about pre-World War London socialities. Parties, hedonism, chaos, confusion, fashion, scandals, love, etc. etc. Jack: Revisiting some…

  • SRC President’s Report: Participation

    SRC President’s Report: Participation

    By Manu Risoldi Hey UNSW! Welcome back to Term 2! It’s been so wonderful to see so many students getting involved with Arc’s online initiatives, and continuing to check in with the SRC Collectives! I wanted to take this time to first reflect on the various kinds of major activism happening around the world at…

  • Editorial Addresses: Participation

    Editorial Addresses: Participation

    Jayden Kitchener-Waters, SRC Indigenous Officer Yaama Ganuu Ngaya Jayden Kitchener-Waters. Ngaya Gomeroi Mari Ngemba, wallabanay dhawan Tamworth.  The past few months have been extremely emotional, challenging and often tiring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The groundswell of support that we’ve seen across this nation from our non-Indigenous brothers and sisters has been nothing…

  • Procrastination Corner: Editors’ Top Picks #4

    Procrastination Corner: Editors’ Top Picks #4

    Every fortnight the Tharunka editorial team compiles the best media we’ve been avoiding and/or complementing our studies with. Have fun! Books  Axel: The Secret History by Donna Tartt (1992) is, if you’ll excuse a broadly Germanic swearword, a fucking phenomenal novel. It’s set at a fictional liberal arts university in New England and basically a…

  • Science FACT-ion #6: Aliens

    Science FACT-ion #6: Aliens

    By Riley Hughes Hello, my dear readers (yes, all eight of you)! I have received countless emails asking me, “Riley! Where is my fortnightly dose of Science FACT-ion!?” To you I say fear not, for I have been deep undercover, uncovering the truths that no one else dares speak! It’s definitely not because the second…