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With the grown-ups in charge, are student rags going soft?

With the grown-ups in charge, are student rags going soft?

UNSW's Tharunka is no longer going to have an elected student editor. Is this the end of it as a boundary-pushing voice for students?

Trash-happy editor resigns from UNSW rag <em>Tharunka</em>

Trash-happy editor resigns from UNSW rag Tharunka

Editor Brendan Byron has tendered his resignation to student magazine Tharunka after it was revealed he had unilaterally deleted four articles from the magazine's website.

What is the real terrorism threat level?

What is the real terrorism threat level?

Crikey readers have their say on the threat of terrorism and student politics.

Why aren’t uni students jumping to the Left?

Why aren’t uni students jumping to the Left?

You'd think the debate over fee regulation would send student politicians Leftward, but the reality is very different, write Sally Whyte and Myriam Robin.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

The shake-out at La Trobe colleges ... still getting Fresh at UQ ... WEA willy winkies ... ADF abuse: not over yet ...

Why the Left dominates student politics

Why the Left dominates student politics

Crikey readers talk student politics, Western Australia and how much you should pay for a Fairfax daily.

UQ election called off amid bitter irregularity dispute

UQ election called off amid bitter irregularity dispute

The University of Queensland's student union was set to turn leftwards for the first time in years, but amid electoral regularities the vote has been declared null and void.

‘Democracy lives’ at UQ, but union president playing games

‘Democracy lives’ at UQ, but union president playing games

The University of Queensland student union president refuses to answer questions on why his ruling "Fresh" party secretly registered the name of a rival group and then installed his brother as a candidate for next week's elections.

Crikey List: which MPs were involved in student politics?

Crikey List: which MPs were involved in student politics?

The ghost of Voluntary Student Unionism returned this week with the introduction of the Student Services and Amenities Fee Bill. Crikey thought it was pertinent to cast an eye over the current batch of sitting politicians who got their start in the sandpit of the nation's student unions.

Monash student politicians turn feral over dirty tactics

Monash student politicians turn feral over dirty tactics

The Monash Student Association (MSA) is in meltdown after members of its ruling clique sidelined rivals from running in forthcoming elections while paying a factional associate and adviser to Senator Gavin Marshall $32,000 to oversee its student elections.