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May 11, 2020

All Work and No Play

With the lift to level 3, businesses across the country have started to shift gears and prepare for an increase in customers. Students have experienced some […]
May 11, 2020

Top Ten Ways to Feel Like You’re on Campus

10: Join your Zoom class late holding an iced coffee The rush of adrenaline you get from making a loud, disruptive entrance to a lecture is […]
May 11, 2020

Technostalgia and Escapism

COVID-19 has pushed us into an isolated state. Our friends are only small, blurry pictures on our cracked phone screens and any spare time that arises […]
May 4, 2020

The Pressures of Productivity

Madeleine Crutchley and Brian Gu try to talk about productivity while consistently getting sidetracked on a Zoom call.  Brian: Before we start, I’m really impressed that […]
May 4, 2020

Debate: Is it Appropriate to Use Zoom Backgrounds in Class?

Affirmative Aisha O’Malley, Women’s and Minorities Officer A day in the life of my lockdown looks a little bit like this: eat, uni work, sleep, repeat. […]
May 4, 2020

Angel of the Modem: Remembering the Internet’s Past

This week, Lachlan Mitchell laments for an age of the internet that is increasingly being deleted out of memory. The definitive closure & content wipe of […]
April 28, 2020

An Army of Helping Hands

Brian Gu talks to Isabella Fanselow of the Student Volunteer Army about the rallying of student volunteers nationwide to service aid to those unable to shop […]
April 28, 2020

Buy Buy World – Marketing During a Pandemic

Madeleine and Sherry trawl through their overrun ‘promotions’ tab on gmail and put their copious scrolling time on social media to good use: because even an […]
April 28, 2020

Top Ten Power Move Backgrounds for Your Next Zoom Tutorial

Hey you, Zoom can be pretty cool, but you know what makes it even cooler? Backgrounds. Next time you have a zoom call, choose a bold […]
April 16, 2020

Lessons From My DIY Hair Studio

So everyone is out here shaving their heads and dyeing their hair blue. I get it. You’ve slept for a record 16 hours and baked three […]
April 6, 2020

New Zealand Doctor Struggles with Man Drought

This week, Cameron Leakey gives a rundown of The Bachelorette and basically just shits on the show. Look, fuck this programme alright. The latest season of […]
April 6, 2020

Exploitation Behind the Screens

The internet is great. But the websites that use it aren’t. Privacy issues, marginalisation, and corporate monopolies – Madeleine Crutchley takes a look at the long […]
April 6, 2020

Debate: Should You Spend Lockdown With Your Partner?*

*We understand that you actually can’t leave your house now, so you can work out if you’ve made the right decision. Affirmative Celine Goh (First-Year Representative) They […]
April 6, 2020

Cabin Fever Sets In

Craccum’s greatest QuaranTeam, Brian and Maddy, explore the anxieties of lockdown through a patchy Zoom call and the help of Google Docs.  Maddy: Hi, Brian! Brian: […]
March 30, 2020

How to Flirt With Your Tutor Over Zoom

We know what you’re thinking: now that physical classes have been scrapped, I’ll never be able to get with my cute tutor. Never fear! Craccum’s got […]