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Rethinking Class Participation

By Nicole Sung When participating in class discussions, some thrive, others don’t. Some take it as a chance to banter with the lecturer. Others find it mortifying. According to UNSW, classroom participation is “an assessment strategy to encourage students to participate in class discussion, and to motivate students to do …

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UNSW Council Election Candidates: Your Questions Answered

By Henry Chen The elections for UNSW’s 2020 undergraduate student representative on the University Council have been mired in controversy. One prominent candidate, Claudia McDonnell, was forced to withdraw from the race following widespread criticism of her racist social media posts. While these events may have increased voter turnout and …

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How COVID-19 Exacerbated Inequality Amongst Students

By Micah Emma Chan The COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep across the globe causing catastrophic economic impacts and relentless strain on healthcare systems. The profound repercussions of the current situation have exposed the underlying injustices within our society.  Closer to home, the pandemic has unveiled the growing and acutely underestimated …

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Sticks and Stones and Words

By Shajara Khan The internet has grown over the past thirty years from a network of digital information limited to certain users to the backbone of our society. Within the internet, the rise of social media has reshaped the way in which we communicate and form relationships. However, social media …

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Australiana: An Open-Ended Question

by Arleen Wilcox I come home from a friend’s birthday dinner and collapse on the couch. Socialising can be exhausting as it is, but the nights when every interaction with a stranger starts with a “So, where are you from?” hit harder. This question might not sound like much of …

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