Tag: campus

  • What Ever Happened to Tharunka?

    What Ever Happened to Tharunka?

    On a stroll through campus, I passed by a stand holding copies of Tharunka. They were sitting there modestly, half taken. A spiderweb had literally formed across them. No more are the days where copies of Tharunka are flying off the racks, causing a stir with university administrators and students. The docility of today’s Tharunka…

  • The end of Penny Lane

    The end of Penny Lane

    There beneath suburban skies lies a ripped-out sign with five holes and two wires sticking out of it. After five years, UNSW’s beloved café, Penny Lane, has closed its doors.  The disappearance of Penny Lane came so quietly it was almost a whisper. It appears most students did not even notice. After all, there were…

  • Get Your Shit Together UNSW: A Note From The Managing Editor On Public Transport “Safety”

    Get Your Shit Together UNSW: A Note From The Managing Editor On Public Transport “Safety”

    By Brittney Rigby, Managing Editor   When I began my tenure as Managing Editor, I subconsciously made the decision not to be “over-the-top” in asserting my opinions in Tharunka. Yes, I would write my editorial each issue (and those editorials may often be guided by personal experience and my own views), but beyond that, it…

  • Special resolution to remove SDC convenor passed

    A special resolution to remove the 2014 Student Development Committee Convenor, Andrew Shim, was passed through the SDC on Wednesday night. The meeting, presided over by Arc Chair, Chris Mann, was over after little more than half an hour, suggesting that most, if not the full 75% of votes required in favour of the resolution…

  • UNSW’s new colleges are here, but at what cost?

    UNSW’s new colleges are here, but at what cost?

    With the new Kensington Colleges buildings on the verge of completion at the end of last year, hundreds of incoming and returning residents were looking forward to spending 2014 in the brand new facilities. Daniel Sherratt, a second year resident, was one of them. That was before, however, he saw the new rent price. “My…

  • Report details numerous safety incidents on campus

    Report details numerous safety incidents on campus

    A report delivered to the UNSW Chancellory’s Student Safety & Wellbeing Committee has shown several incidents of assault and robbery, including students threatened with knives. The Student Incident Summary Report, obtained by Tharunka through Freedom of Information legislation, focuses on campus incidents from January to August this year.