On this day 502 years ago, an obscure German monk named Martin Luther nailed a list of 95 grievances with the Roman Catholic Church to the castle church door in Wittenberg. These ‘Ninety-Five Theses’ outlined doctrines and practices of the Church that Luther perceived to be unscriptural and corrupt. The most infamous of these was the selling of indulgences, where people could allegedly purchase shorter … Continue reading Reformation Day: Three ways the Protestant Reformation shaped the modern world
“Hong Kong has created one of the most successful societies on Earth.” HRH Charles, Prince of Wales In 1997, an era ended and Hong Kong was transferred from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China. For one-and-a-half centuries Hong Kong had developed, prospered and thrived under the influence of the West, becoming a beacon of freedom in Eastern Asia. The West … Continue reading The Pearl of the Orient?
Throughout its history, Honi Soit, the student newspaper of USYD with elected editors, has never been far from controversy. Recently, this has surrounded proposed changes to the SRC regulations and other recent attempts which affect the ability of the paper to have absolute control over its content. It was met with significant backlash. Honi Soit is an institutional part of student life at USYD and … Continue reading Honi Soit: Qui Mal Y Pense
There was and there continues to be a great outpouring of grief in the wake of the fire that has gutted the Notre Dame. Social media is flooded with messages of great sorrow and disbelief. People have been quick to post their selfies in front of the Notre Dame in previous years, before the fire, perhaps an expression of deep regret that this icon has … Continue reading The Notre Dame: Reflections on Art and Architecture in Broader Society
It seems as though the Ramsay Centre is getting one step closer to establishing itself on campus with a draft Memorandum being established with the University. A protest held today against the Ramsay Centre in light of the draft Memorandum is just part of a wider effort led by the campus Left to shut down diversification of thought on campus. As a Club that was … Continue reading The Ramsay Centre and the Battle of Ideas on Campus
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As we sit on the brink of World War Three, the situation on the Korean peninsula appears to be deteriorating on a daily basis. In what is now becoming a regular occurrence, there are heated exchanges between President Trump, and the North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-Un. As the rest of the world sits and watches excited for more spicy meme’s which the crisis and impending … Continue reading World War Three and Memes
Last week, protesters gathered to hang coat hangers on the gates of NSW Parliament House. The coat hangers featured the faces of 25 politicians who voted against the Abortion Law Reform Bill; a defeated bill that was originally introduced by Greens MP Mehreen Faruqi to decriminalise abortion access across NSW. The bill’s defeat was heralded as an “attack on women’s rights” by the pro-choice left … Continue reading After the Faruqi Bill: Towards a Culture of Life