Pathways and Problems

Ruby Comte Menzies
This article and artwork were both first published in Lot's Wife Edition 2, 2021. It started and ended with a Bachelor of Arts, but what happened in between wasn’t an ordinary route. My story Year One During Year 12, I was set on enrolling into the Bachelor of Arts because there was a wide breadth of subjects available. At the time, I didn’t have a career path set in stone, which caused me many dilemmas later on.  From the get-go, I changed my minor from human rights to behavioural science within the first few weeks of the semester. I thought
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Staff and Students Will Not Pay for the Crisis in Our Universities

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Words by Corey Everitt and Ana Best Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this article belong to the authors, and should not be taken to represent the views of Lot’s Wife. The crisis of revenue in higher education cannot be understated. Most universities are going to be writing off hundreds of millions of dollars for just this year. Monash has announced an expected loss of $350 million, while University of New South Wales is claiming $600 million. The sector has to make profits like any other in order to survive. Universities have made giant leaps as an industry thanks to
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University Queer Culture: The Who and the What 

Content warning: toxic behaviour, gatekeeping of queerness  My mind goes blank when I try to think about queer culture. There isn’t anything particularly emblematic of our culture at large. Is it the spectacle of Mardi Gras? The dialogues of Leftbook?   But if I home in on my experience of university queer culture, specifically in the autonomous spaces, I find insights into queer culture generally. These insights come from a line of constant questioning and investigating. The questions I ask are not uniquely about university queer culture, but the answers I supply come from there. To know university queer culture, we
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