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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. …

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Procrastination Corner: Editor’s Top Picks #3

a digital image with a grey background, reading 'Tharunka' in rainbow letters; below it says 'procrastination corner' in all caps; and below them three black and white icons, of music headphones, a pile of books, and a television screen.

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 …

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On Body Image and the Perils of PCOS

An ultrasound of an ovary with many cysts on it. There is a red tint over the cysts. There is white text over the utlrasound, reading 'on body image and the perils of PCOS' and 'Maha Rauf' (title and author).

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 …

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House by the Sea – Part 2

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  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 …

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Procrastination Corner: Editors’ Top Picks #2

a digital image with a grey background, reading 'Tharunka' in rainbow letters; below it says 'procrastination corner' in all caps; and below them three black and white icons, of music headphones, a pile of books, and a television screen.

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 …

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House by the Sea – Part 1

a digital image of a door flipped on it side. The door is white and cracking in the middle, showing brown wood behind it. Above the door reads 'House by the Sea', and below it reads 'Wen Yu Yang'.

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 …

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