Influence

Ian Jacobs flees to Scotland

By Nishant Pandav (@NPaNium) During the early hours of Monday 16th March, Professor Ian Jacobs, Vice Chancellor of UNSW was seen rushing into the international terminal of Sydney Airport. One of the SRC members camping in the bushes outside the Chancellery spotted Ian leaving the campus in a security van. …

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Spotlight On: S. L. Lim

By Henry Chen S. L. Lim is the author of Real Differences (2019). She was Editor-in-Chief of Tharunka a decade ago as an Economics/Arts student, and later worked as an economics tutor and policy advisor. Tharunka sat down with her to talk about her forthcoming novel Revenge (to be published …

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Spilling the Tea on Instagram’s Detox Tea Obsession

By CJ Tulong Instagram users may have come across influencers or celebrities promoting so-called ‘detox teas’ or ‘slimming teas’, where the products are said to give instant weight loss results. However, the rise of detox tea advertisements have sparked criticism. One notable instance occurred in 2019 when Jameela Jamil, actress …

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Against Australia: A Call for Indigenous Sovereignty

By Gloria Guo As more privileged Australians were confronted this year with apocalyptic scenes of raging fires, choking cities, and empty rivers which Aboriginal people have faced since colonisation, a movement for Indigenous sovereignty continued to emerge. At this year’s Invasion Day/Survival Day rally in Sydney, I listened as Alice …

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