Words by On Dit Editors

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You may have heard by now that all Australian news outlets on Facebook had their banned overturned, which includes us too. This ban, which should have been intended for commercial news, also included many not for profit publications that report on the news cycle for the sectional interest of a constituency (in our case, you guys) as well as for the good of the public at-large. Facebook had even gone so far as to ban SA Health, which was, thank God, reversed soon after. Obviously, we were livid about all this. We have put a lot of work, sweat, and…


Words by Ivan Bucalo Jankovic

A challenging, dark double-bill from one of Adelaide’s most daring theatres

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This review contains minor plot details for Strata // Forgiveness.

Directors: Tiffany Lyndall-Knight (Strata), Anthony Nicola (Forgiveness)

Length: 120 minutes + 15 minute interval

4/5 stars

Since Rumpus Theatre opened its doors in the industrial district of Bowden in 2019, it’s become a model for what theatre should be in the age of entertainment that offers many choices but slim variety: totally and utterly unpredictable.

Rumpus puts on works-in-progress, works that haven’t made a lot of progress in a while, and works that have just hit their stride and are ready to be shown to the world. There’s the sort…


Words by Stasi Kapetanos

As you may or may not have heard, On Dit are opposed to the appointment of our university’s new Vice-Chancellor Peter Høj and there are many others that feel the exact same way.

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Words by On Dit Editors

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Credit: Semper Floreat

The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, Peter Høj, in a rare show of near unanimous consensus, is being opposed by nearly all student representatives and seemingly the vast majority of the student body.

After all the scandal and disappointment brought on by the previous Vice-Chancellor, it’s hard to imagine what the University Council were thinking when they chose an embattled, disgraced Vice-Chancellor named Peter to replace an embattled, disgraced Vice-Chancellor also named Peter.

On Dit condemns the decision to install Mr Høj as Vice-Chancellor. His failure as University of Queensland VC to stand up for student activist…


Words by Adila Yarmuhammad

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Adila Yarmuhammad (left) with SRC International Officer, Yeganeh Soltanpour. Photos by Nick Birchall.

What you are about to read is a transcript of a speech delivered by University of Adelaide Uyghur student, Adila Yarmuhammad, at a rally held on Wednesday to protest the appointment of Peter Høj as the new Vice-Chancellor.

The Uyghur (pronounced uy-ge-hur) people are a minority Muslim group native to the Chinese-administered region of Xinjiang. Since 2017, human rights groups have documented the inner-workings of what China classifies as “re-education camps” in Xinjiang. Satellite imagery revealed hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs are being detained against their will in prison-like compounds. Their purpose is the eradication of the traditional Uyghur identity…


Words by Ivan Bucalo Jankovic

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Credit: The Australian

The wait is finally over: former University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor, Peter Høj, will take the top job at the University of Adelaide.

In an email to all students, Chancellor Catherine Branson announced Mr Høj will formally take office next Monday 8th Feb.

Branson cited his extensive leadership experience in the education and public service sectors, including a stint as UniSA’s Vice-Chancellor between 2007 and 2012.

Born in Denmark, where he studied chemistry, Høj moved to Melbourne where he was granted a post-doctorate fellowship at La Trobe University. Høj was a prodigious scientist and researcher before moving into management roles.

In…


Words by Keenan Smith

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Illustration by Issi Moore.

My name is Keenan Smith and I am a Wirangu, Mirning and Kokatha person from the far west coast of South Australia. My personal pronouns are Tjana or they/them. I am an Environmental Sciences student and the current NUS (National Union of Students) First Nations Officer. I am the inaugural chairperson for the Wirangu Aboriginal Corporation (WAC) for the Wirangu №2 & 3 Native Title claims on the far west coast of the state. I grew up in the regional towns of Port Lincoln and Ceduna. …


Words by Ivan Bucalo Jankovic

In early December last year, we reported on a student-led petition that had been delivered to the desk of the Adelaide University Union’s Executive Officer, Gary Sutherland. It called for a student-wide vote to dismiss the sitting AUU Board and re-elect all Directors.

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Image source: The Conversation

The petition eventually fell through due to it containing some unclear wording and because a few students had signed it more than once.

Before you could say go, the Board acted swiftly in response to this threat. Schedule 3 of the AUU Constitution was passed quietly only days later, with little fanfare. Schedules need to pass two…


Words by Q-anon

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Image source: Hartford Courant

Social media users “Skinhead 4 Trump 1488” and “Joey Free-Speach” have both come out of their parents’ basements to criticise On Dit for violating their first amendment rights and crushing their God-given freedom of expression. Both users have been blocked from interacting with On Dit on social media platforms for expressing their political views. Due to their horrible mistreatment at the hands of the student publication, the duo plan to peacefully protest the magazine by violently storming into the On Dit Office.

“Skinhead 4 Trump 1488” in particular has cited that blocking him was evidence of the magazine’s failure to…


Words by Stasi Kapetanos

In a bold but environmentally responsible decision going into 2021, our University administration, with the full support of the Adelaide University Union, plans to tear down the university merchandise store. This will be done to make way for the new Barr Smith South Indoor Lawns, right in the middle of Hub Central!

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Speaking to On Dit, officials stated that, “The decision comes in light of a unanimous desire for the university to move away from being a corporatized profit driven institution towards being a place of openness to news ideas, compassion towards others, conscientiousness in relation to the environment and…

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Adelaide University student magazine since 1932. Edited by Ivan Bucalo, Stasi Kapetanos, Isobel Moore, and Michelle Roylance. Get in touch: onditmag@gmail.com

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