Tag Archives: truth

Editorial Address: Truth

Henry Fake news. Post-truth. Alternative facts. In this fourth issue of Tharunka, Truth, we discover that these contagions are far closer to home than we might like to admit. It’s hard to escape the cognitive dissonance when the Twitter feed of UNSW’s Chief Communications Officer, a former journalist turned spin-doctor, …

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Time to Go

A greyscale photogtaph of a sewerage tunnel, lined with bricks. There is light at its end.

by Wen Yu Yang Heishi made the mistake of assuming the day was over. To be fair, it had been a long day. Junan, her supervisor at the Department of Beastly Affairs, spent hours on end grilling her for the progress on the State Senator’s gaulken, which she had been …

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Tethered Skies

A photograph of the sky in a state of transition between sunshine and a storm. The left of the image is yellow, gold, and pink. THe right of the image is grey, dark blue, and purple.

by Aileen Wang I keep the skies on a tight leash these days. No going out beyond my window. Of course, they play against me in little tricks anyway, turning indignant reds by sunset, or sullen greys by day, and only rarely pulling the curtain back to reveal a shining, …

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A photograph of an hourglass with a wooden frame, in warm lighting.

by Phoebe Au Loneliness Is the sound an axe makes Against piano keys our fingers once had kissed. Loneliness is a mother's silence as father's flames danced to the music's charred remains. Its ashes warm us one last day in this long, cold winter.  Tell me not to be afraid …

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a photograph of an ocean wave in bright shades of blue, with the day sky showing on the upper right hand corner.

by Issy Golding Barreling forwards forever Never linear — tides don’t allow for that when there's nowhere to go It’s been dark the whole time. Alone Bobbing in the open sea. The sea parts, like a comb through hair.  Is this the end? I can smell the salty breath of …

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Sonnets to Gonski: A Tragedy in Crumbling Verse

An edit of the 'do it for her' meme, showing several photographs of David Gonski pinned to a board, with the words 'do it for her' behind them.

from Ye Olde Editorial Team Prelude. O! Chancellor Gonski, mythical man The tertiary sector is in havoc -  The Government splitting us asunder! -  misled, dazed, we’ve nothing left but panic. For the executive staff we are burdened with questions We read that, We are many and ye are few  …

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