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Monday 6 June 2016
Money

how to be a super broke university student and survive

Rhianne Conway
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For some unknown reason, baby boomers love joking that university students must live off 2 Minute Noodles and potatoes alone. We do a lot of the time, but I still don’t get why that’s classified as a joke. I don’t think living off noodles and potatoes is a great as it sounds ­– it probably…
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Friday 5 February 2016
Featured Life

a lament: the movement magician of second year

Carissa Lee
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I am an awkward-as-fuck baby giraffe of a human being. It’s not that I’m uncomfortable in my body, I like to think that I’m so insanely comfortable, that I forget about my surroundings, leaving me susceptible to bumping into things and tripping on uneven ground. I like to drag my feet because I love indulging in…
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Tuesday 4 March 2014
Featured

the future of gender studies: what are students missing?

Emma Di Bernardo, Rebecca Lowe and Samantha Kelly
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This article will be seen in the upcoming March issue of The University of Queensland’s student magazine, Semper Floreat. Last year saw the controversial axing of the Gender Studies major at the University of Queensland, with Dean of Arts, Prof. Fred D’Agostino, citing financial reasons for the cut. Since the announcement, students and teachers alike…
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Thursday 2 May 2013
Culture Featured News Opinion

‘teaching-out’ gender: the uncertain future of gender studies programs in Australian universities

lip magazine
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This week is Bluestocking Week, a week of festivities held to recognize and celebrate the participation and achievements of women in higher education. Much of the progress made by and for women in terms of access to a university education can be attributed to the birth of women’s studies in the late ‘60s-‘70s, which actively…
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Wednesday 1 May 2013
Featured Opinion

i have a degree. now, where’s my perfect job?

Kaylia Payne
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When I was younger I was unashamedly optimistic. I heard phrases such as ‘you can be anything you want to be’ and ate them right up, certain that this was how the world worked. My parents encouraged me wholeheartedly, telling me every day that I was going to be something. And I believed them. And…
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Tuesday 31 July 2012
Opinion

the lucky ones: australians and higher education

Bridget Conway
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I recently visited my hometown of Michigan, USA, and sat down with a few old high school friends of mine for dinner. I had not seen them in almost four years and we had a lot to catch up on. The conversation went from boyfriends to jobs to school. Near the end of the night,…
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Friday 20 July 2012
Arts Books

lip lit: the marriage plot

lip magazine
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The Marriage Plot has a marriage plot and examines marriage plots. The types of novels that initially sprang to my mind as marriage plots were older English novels by Jane Austin, George Eliot or Louisa May Alcott. With these associations in mind, marriage plots seemed anachronistic. I then considered the standard genre conventions of a…
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