EPIC REVIEW: Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan)

Written by: Sitwat Azhar Hashmi A Muslim superhero? A Pakistani-Muslim superhero? A female Pakistani-Muslim superhero?! You can only imagine the frequency of my screams and the height of my excitement when Marvel announced their plans of a new superhero that embodied everything that I was. Female – check. Pakistani – check. Muslim – check. Immigrant/Third-culture…

If I Fall

Words by Katherine Khaw Ze Yun Look at us. The differences that come along with us: race, class, gender, capability, sexuality, colour, opinion, et cetera. We are so many, the diversity of identities that we can celebrate. She is a Chinese, he is an elite, you are an intellectual, and I am a writer. These…

Introducing editors

Left to right: Aurelie, Ashween & Janice (: Hi everyone! We are MUSA (Monash University Student Association) EDITORS 2016!  

WE ARE MONASHIANS

Words by Jonah See While others happily slept, through the night we crept. Pen and keyboard clicking, with no signs of ending. Some look wearily at an equation while attempting triple integration. Others gaze upon lines of text, memorizing facts before the test. As the night progresses, we become overcome by stresses. Be it from that…

An Open Letter to the Extremist

Written by Rachel Priya Oh come on, you know what I’m talking about. We’ve all been there, or at least had friends who were stuck in this ‘extremist’ mindset bubble. This is the guy who says “Alright guys, see y’all after my semester wraps up!” and the girl who goes, “Well goodbye fun me and…

PhD Life is…

“Piled Higher and Deeper” by Jorge Cham www.phdcomics.com By Claire Grant In this article we will look briefly at some of the challenges and joys of PhD life on campus. PhD life is: 1. Independent. A solo act in itself, you can make your PhD as sociable a journey as you want, but the end result…

A cliché from me to you, with frikkin’ love

By Thamindri Aluvihare The cliche goes something like this; “If you ask me, I wouldn’t know to say that THIS was the moment that I realized that I’m moving on with my life, but for all I know, somewhere along the road, I had” Contrary to popular speculations and much adored clichés, I am fully…

10 Reasons to Watch Running Man

By Joel Wong Not many people are willing to give in to the power of the Hallyu wave, and those who haven’t have been drenched by the waters of all things Korean and may find it difficult to wallow into the idol-infested waters. It’s understandable to not want to be a part of the mushiness or…

Chanel: A Cycle of Wants and Never-Wills

Chanel: A Cycle of Wants and Never-Wills By AA I found myself wandering into a Chanel store a few years back and remembered falling in love. One of the perfumes in the Chanel store, the Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere, gripped me with fervour. Ever since, it has been a relationship of much longing; me…

Too Cute For Words? Part I

By Parvin Sandhu In recent years, there has been a new trend of purchasing “too cute for words” pets from pet stores. Be it a cute Shih Tzu, Pekingese, Siberian husky, or even an exotic animal! When I was 14, I desperately wanted a pet after visiting my friend’s home where they had a Shih…

Beyond Physical

By Justin H’ng  My name is Justin H’ng and I am 21 years old this year. I’m a final year student majoring in finance and economics in the School of Business. I’m here to share my thoughts and experience about bodybuilding.  Do note though that I do not consider myself a bodybuilder. To me you…

Fangirl Confessions

By Hanny Kee Sometimes you are so captivated by something you just can’t take your mind off it. James Blunt sang about a girl on the subway in You’re Beautiful, and some people would focus on that beautifully crafted cupcake in some chic pastry shop. I, for one, am caught by narratives. As you might…

New Year’s End

By Khashayar Mohammadi It was the first time I was spending the Persian New Year without my family and sadly, my friends couldn’t celebrate it with me either. So I went home and talked with my family over the phone.  After hanging up, I sat down and started to celebrate New Year’s with my guitar.