Hey all, Whoa! A heap has happened since the last issue, and we don’t know about you, but it has also gotten bloody cold where we work. Uggs have officially entered the office, the intake of coffee has risen, and one of the editors has already been hit with a cold. But despite the fact that #winteriscoming, your hard working editors have not stopped, and you will see our snot and tears in this Free Speech edition of Nucleus!!
Starting with the hard-core stuff, we’ve covered the reactions to the Commission of Audit report that came out at the beginning of the month and also the sacking of the beloved David Cushway; don’t forget to read the VC’s statement on her reasons for “the change.”
We’ve also got some wicked letters, as well as pictures from the Clubs and Societies Fair #2 that was a hit on the 8th of May, giving students another chance to see what they could join whilst listening to the mad tunes by Fabio Tolli. Remember, if you want to be a part of a Club or Society head on over and see the charming (and attractive) folks at Uni4Me, who’d be happy to show you all the groups UNE has to offer.
Not to anyone’s surprise, when the theme of “free speech” called, awesome contributors answered. We’ve got everything you could think of relating to the right to speak your mind including debates on whether free speech is a myth, freedom of expression through the best indie films and DIY zines and of course Hoi Sin’s thoughts on how we should speak up more! But don’t fret, your favourite regulars are here too, including film reviews, the college recipe, and UNE’s time travelling detective. What a relief.
Now for an IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! Sorry about that, the caps lock was on. There will not be a June issue. We are already so impressed every month when we actually receive contributions, so we’re not going to push it; we know everyone has exams so take it easy and put your thinking caps on for the July issue. The deadline is: the 25th of June. The theme: UNDECIDED! Keep your eyes out for a poll from us on Facebook. Have fun kids.
Until next month, Alana, Bridgette and Jessie
P.S What do you think of our front cover? The talented Nathan Dawson did it while you were all away on your mid-tri breaks. Nucleus thinks it’s pretty amazing.