Category: Columns

  • 007 Retrospective: Bond Girls Through the Ages

    007 Retrospective: Bond Girls Through the Ages

    By Kevin Ding Before shit hit the 2020 fan, the 25th James Bond film No Time to Die was scheduled to be released in April. Being a 007 fan who has never actually seen all the instalments, I decided to binge the longest-running movie series, from Dr. No to Spectre. As I powered through each…

  • Procrastination Corner: Editor’s Top Picks #3

    Procrastination Corner: Editor’s Top Picks #3

    Every fortnight the Tharunka editorial team compiles the best media we’ve been avoiding and/or complementing our studies with. Have fun! Books  Axel: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo (2019) is a bobbydazzler. It’s a New Adult novel set at Yale University, but rather than just boring old fraternities and sororities there’s magic and cults. If you’re…

  • On Body Image and the Perils of PCOS

    On Body Image and the Perils of PCOS

    by Maha Rauf Content Warning: PCOS, eating disorders, stigma. “You will never truly feel at home in a body you view as temporary.” If I had to describe how I felt about my body for most of my adolescent life in one word, ‘temporary’ is probably most apt. At age ten, maybe eleven, I began…

  • House by the Sea – Part 2

    House by the Sea – Part 2

      Wen Yu Yang works with the UNSWeetened Literary Journal and is a regular contributor to Tharunka. Catch up on Part 1 hereContent warnings: mental illness (Disassociative Identity Disorder), non-explicit domestic violence   You watched her face collapse and felt your mental walls crack, you could barely hear Travis’s reassuring sentiments as you tried to…

  • Procrastination Corner: Editors’ Top Picks #2

    Procrastination Corner: Editors’ Top Picks #2

    Every fortnight the Tharunka editorial team compiles the best media we’ve been avoiding and/or complementing our studies with. Have fun! Podcasts/Music Henry: Perfectly Imperfect (podcast, 2017-present, by Christine Chen and Regina Fang). Fantastic wholesome chats on mental health and self-improvement from two Asian-American women who’ve become heavily involved in arts and media entrepreneurship.  Axel: I’ve…

  • House by the Sea – Part 1

    House by the Sea – Part 1

    Wen Yu Yang works with the UNSWeetened Literary Journal and is a regular contributor to Tharunka. Content warnings: mental illness (Dissociative Identity Disorder), non-explicit domestic violence You saw the farmhouse for the first time in ten years.             Radio static buzzed in the car. The grey hills blocked out the reception in these parts. You’d forgotten…