Category: News

  • Review: Drift

    Review: Drift

    Layered, allusive, reflective and in flux, Berlin artist Berit Myrebøe’s evocative aluminium paintings in her recent show, ‘Drift’, mirror the ebb and flow of life’s ambiguities. At first glance, the exhibition looked pretty sparse – grey panels on white walls wasn’t particularly arresting. But upon closer inspection, I noticed that out of the silvery screens […]

  • Kony Fever and the Downside of Celebrity Activism

    Kony Fever and the Downside of Celebrity Activism

    On Christmas day 2008, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan rebel group, went on a three-day killing spree, massacring over 800 people in the north-eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Only a year later, 300 had massacred and 250 abducted, including around 80 children. By last June, the LRA had […]

  • Arc Leads Way To Progress

    Over the last few weeks thousands of students have joined Arc and signed up for a whole year of wonderful campus life. Making sure students get the most from their time at UNSW is the foremost aim of Arc, and our student organisation puts the considerable resources of its marketing, finance, IT, retailing and advertising […]

  • Review: Undercard

    Picture this: From a bird’s eye view, a car travels along a sunlit road, fringed with countryside. In the car, a family of three is smiling, relaxed, and enjoying the ride. The mother puts on a CD, and all of a sudden the scene is ruptured by loud death metal, which only we the viewers […]

  • Concerns The Hub Duplicating Arc Services

    On January 3 this year UNSW launched The Hub, an university-funded initiative that seeks to provide a central space for students in the areas of “student development, participation and engagement”. Located on the upper-campus between the Morven Brown Building and the Central Lecture Block (CLB), The Hub states that they are a multidisciplinary team, providing […]

  • Academics In Revolt Over Academic Publisher

    Over 7500 academics have signed the online petition ‘The Cost of Knowledge’ asking the Dutch publishing giant Elsevier to rethink it’s attitude toward contributors and clients. Academics are paid by the Universities and Government to produce research in science, medicine, mathematics and many other fields.