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ANU an elitist prison… says two elitist law students

By creative_canberran - 1 May 2013 49

ANU law students Uma Patel (wannabe journo) and Olivia Clarke (ANUSA Social Officer) are in today’s Australian, spouting some woefully bad hyperbole.

“ANU is a fate you chose but you cannot escape” they write, also complaining about the cost of airfares, the lack of beautiful buildings and historic graffiti and that nobody knew what Brian Schmidt won his Nobel Prize for (I guess they don’t speak to many people).

They pigeon hole students as either those escaping mum and dad, and those deluded enough to buy into ANU’s “so-called prestige.”

If you thought Myles Peterson’s piece in the Telegraph was bad, it pales compared to this. I think these two should be in the running for a mully. It’s an embarrassing piece that is already drawing stern rebukes from students.

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ANU an elitist prison… says two elitist law students
aussieboy 3:59 pm 01 May 13

ajd said :

Stevian said :

You’re upset because you didn’t get the joke?

I’m still not convinced that it’s actually a joke.

Of course it is. Search the authors on Google and you’ll see how much these guys have positively contributed to ANU campus life over the past couple of years.

bundah 3:59 pm 01 May 13

Well these two could only be considered as troll snobs so bugger off and return whence you came!

Cantabile 3:54 pm 01 May 13

ajd said :

Stevian said :

You’re upset because you didn’t get the joke?

I’m still not convinced that it’s actually a joke.

I’m with you. It’s quite badly written and if that IS wit then I just don’t see it.

ajd 3:44 pm 01 May 13

Stevian said :

You’re upset because you didn’t get the joke?

I’m still not convinced that it’s actually a joke.

Stevian 3:34 pm 01 May 13

ajd said :

aussieboy said :

It’s clearly a satire piece. Why are people so up in arms?

Because to myself, and at least a dozen other ANU students who I know, it’s not even remotely obvious that it’s satirical.

You’re upset because you didn’t get the joke?

ajd 2:41 pm 01 May 13

aussieboy said :

It’s clearly a satire piece. Why are people so up in arms?

Because to myself, and at least a dozen other ANU students who I know, it’s not even remotely obvious that it’s satirical.

Deref 2:30 pm 01 May 13

These idiots are university students? Jezuz – they’ll take anyone these days.

aussieboy 2:26 pm 01 May 13

It’s clearly a satire piece. Why are people so up in arms?

Dilandach said :

p996911turbo said :

The problem with the ANU is people like this. People who go to a university for graffiti covered laneways and who treat lectures like dinner dates. God forbid people might actually attend a university for education and research.

That was a little bizarre reading that. I certainly never even thought of treating lectures / tutes or pracs as ‘dinner dates’. These people are completely detached from reality.

“gaffaw, Look Melanie, Thomas has only turned up to the lecture in a six piece suit.”
“oh shush Bristol, you know he only buys on the rack clothes just like the homeless.”

Making a mockery of overly fashion-conscious Sydney/Melbourne uni students.

DrKoresh said :

If living away from mummy and daddy is so hard and Canberra is so awful why can’t they bugger off back to wherever they came from?

This bit is praising ANU students for their independence – unlike big city students who don’t leave home till they’re in their 30s

p996911turbo said :

People who go to a university for graffiti covered laneways

A play on the regular jibes ANU gets for its lack of sandstone and architectural ‘culture’

This article was a fantastic idea – it’s just a shame that it was written in a way that means you only “get” it if you’ve spent a lot of time on both ANU and Sydney or Melbourne campuses

Read it properly and you’ll read a cheeky nostalgic and fond write-up of a much loved place

Cbgb 2:20 pm 01 May 13

Poor darlings, forced to attend one of the nations best universities with mummy and daddy paying no doubt. As debate over the ndis rages, this article oozes self indulgent rich kid angst

thebrownstreak69 2:14 pm 01 May 13

As a research station, the University of East Bumcrack is a credit to our scrappy little city.

DrKoresh 2:05 pm 01 May 13

If living away from mummy and daddy is so hard and Canberra is so awful why can’t they bugger off back to wherever they came from? If you’ve got the score or the scratch to get into the ANU then surely there is little stopping you from going to a uni in Sydney or Melbourne.

Dilandach 1:50 pm 01 May 13

p996911turbo said :

The problem with the ANU is people like this. People who go to a university for graffiti covered laneways and who treat lectures like dinner dates. God forbid people might actually attend a university for education and research.

That was a little bizarre reading that. I certainly never even thought of treating lectures / tutes or pracs as ‘dinner dates’. These people are completely detached from reality.

“gaffaw, Look Melanie, Thomas has only turned up to the lecture in a six piece suit.”
“oh shush Bristol, you know he only buys on the rack clothes just like the homeless.”

p996911turbo 1:30 pm 01 May 13

The problem with the ANU is people like this. People who go to a university for graffiti covered laneways and who treat lectures like dinner dates. God forbid people might actually attend a university for education and research.

poetix 12:54 pm 01 May 13

No cafés open on Sunday? Where do these people live again?

ajd 12:51 pm 01 May 13

Ridiculous. As an ANU student myself, I think they’re just living in a law school bubble with no idea how things work outside their little political circles.

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