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“But I, being poor, have only my dreams”: POETRY AND THE WORKER

Yeats’ ‘Easter 1916’ poem addresses the rising, and it vacillates between admiration for the rebels and criticism of Britain’s response, in particular reckoning that everything now is different: “All changed, changed utterly: / A terrible beauty is born”. Note the oxymoron: Yeats writes in another poem “Romantic Ireland’s dead and gone”. He thus questions whether the deaths were needless, as England might have granted Ireland its freedom without the rebellion.

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BEWARE THE BUNYIP

Something sinister lurks in the slimy, primordial UQ lakes. Strange bubbling, churning water and unexplained disappearances of students have caused alarm ever since the lakes were created. We investigate what ominous presence could be behind these events and why the university administration insists on covering it up. The UQ lakes were originally formed by damming […]

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“Pushing the 🅿️”

Many of you would have noticed a strange trend occurring on various social media platforms in the last few days, which involves the use of emoji 🅿️. Whether you’ve seen this on a group chat, tweets or Instagram meme page comment sections, the new P meme is taking up a storm.

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Larrikin Holiday Blues

I was filthy shit at coding, and I soon regretted my enrolment. Having failed my first assignment, I decided it would be best to drop the course before suffering academic penalty. Months remained, in the summer semester, and my parents were convinced I was still enrolled; each day I would get out of bed later, go to uni later, and come back home later. Guilt built up inside me.

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DUNE: Timothée Chalamet nullifies Jihad (Part One)

On planet Hollywood, star power governs all. Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, and the other famed and acclaimed, are to this extent suitable castings. They’re also altogether conventionally attractive, and share some chemistry; in the case of Lady Jessica and her son Paul Atreides, though, this borders royally on the oedipal.

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UQ announces it will consider degree “in favour of Western Civilization”, just in time for Australia Day

The University of Queensland will be considering the Ramsay Centre’s pro-Western Civilization degree, according to an email to UQ staff from Vice Chancellor Professor Peter Høj this Monday. The email refers to an earlier discussion between UQ and the Ramsay Centre that took place at the end of last year. “With 2018 coming to a […]

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