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My Academic Journey: Exams, Stress, and Failure

A photograph of a pile of books, sitting on a wooden table. They take up half the space, the other showing only the wall.

By Maha Rauf I’ve always been (moderately) academically inclined. I’ve always wanted to do well in school, and have always framed my actions towards that end. I’ve always derived satisfaction from doing well academically.  This being so, it’s probably unsurprising that I’m terrified of failure.  In my final year of …

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SRC President’s Report: Influence

By Manu Risoldi Hey UNSW,  What a whirlwind T1 its been! At times like this its incredibly important to check in with your friends and family. Social distancing does not mean we cannot be social. Arc is running many initiatives to keep us socialising over Facebook and Zoom. Our collectives …

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Editorial Addresses: Influence

Henry Chen, Editor-in-Chief: Hey there and welcome to Influence! In this issue of Tharunka, we consider where power lies in the world. Notwithstanding the disruption that COVID-19 has caused to our lives, Tharunka is forging on ahead to bring you a diverse range of student ideas, arguments and reflections for …

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White Lotus – Part 2

a digital image of a drawing - on a grey background the texture of metal, there is a pale pink sword, which has a lotus flower instead of a hilt. Above the blade reads 'white lotus', and below it reads 'Wen Yu Yang'.

Wen Yu Yang is a regular contributor to Tharunka. Content warning: violence Things had come naturally to Lian, the same things that the girl would pay for with sweat and blood, but she had never resented Lian for that.  The girl had spent days trying to replicate her sister’s dance. …

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