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LGBT+ rights – rapidly growing e-petition

An e-petition started on the 15th of February by Esther Vale and sponsored by Michael Berkman, the Greens MP for Maiwar, has seen remarkably large number of signatures with it being one of the fastest growing active e-petition on the QLD parliament website. The e-petition seeks to recognise LGBT+ people in the Birth, Deaths and […]

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Studying from home

These past few semesters have been very different from the norm with the coronavirus pandemic leading to all UQ courses being offered via flexible delivery, and most students taking their courses online, at least in part. While a large section of the general workforce has transitioned to working from home, people have raised the point […]

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Sexuality and identities

In response to the anonymous love letters I have received enquiring about my sexuality. Performance in accordance with sexualities entails the fulfilment of the requisite coordinates on a multiplexed system which consists of: consent, in its primacy; actions, of one or more minds; objects such as bodies; immediate contexts or settings; broader narratives; and, any […]

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A Marxist analysis of Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution

Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back – Evolution (2019) directed by Kunihiko Yuyama and Motonori Sakakibara is a remake of the first Pokémon film ever released Pokémon: The First Movie – Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998). The story begins with the creation of Mewtwo, an artificial Pokémon which is a modified clone of the Pokémon Mew. This article […]

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UQ Life Distances Itself From MLM

UQ Life has distanced themselves from multi-level marketing brand Younique. A link to the company’s website was found in a post on the UQ Life Facebook page this morning, but a manager has since requested that the link be removed. “UQ Life was in no formal or informal arrangement or received any money,” the manager […]

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How Dance Mums Are Killing UQ’s Oldest Student Society

This story originally appeared in our third edition, published in March. UQ’s original student society faces financial problems if Union Council doesn’t rule in their favour this month, their members claim. Along with the UQ Debating Society, Underground Productions was a founding group behind UQ’s student union. But a century later, the Society is now […]

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The Great Debate: Should we change the date of Australia Day?

We asked two members of the UQ Debating Society to give us some considered arguments on whether to move Australia Day. The Semper editors would accept thoughtful responses to these arguments to appear in the first print edition. Message us on facebook, or email us at semper@uqu.com.au. The Case for Moving Words: Joshua Taylor Let’s start […]

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