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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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Thumper 6:18 pm 06 May 13

Postalgeek said :

c_c™ said :

Postalgeek said :

c_c™ said :

A follow up in The Australian from an Arts/Asia Pacific student: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/this-campus-life/this-campus-life-lots-to-love-in-canbrafornia/story-fnhuzyzf-1226635482904

I never imagined Mooseheads could be used in a pro-Canberra ramble, but there you have it. Praising one of Canberra’s better-known carbuncles isn’t going to fool anyone.

ha, if this piece is meant to be a defence of Canberra, then its akin to the cure being worse than the disease.

“Canberra, you lured us in, swallowed us whole and you’ve yet to excrete us – but I’m not ashamed to admit that we’re all enjoying the ever-enthralling bowel ride in the mean time.”

Yeah, charming.

Sometimes you have to destroy the reputation in order to save it.

Then again, everyone knows that the College of Knowledge over in Bruce is the real uni in this town 🙂

Postalgeek 5:16 pm 06 May 13

c_c™ said :

Postalgeek said :

c_c™ said :

A follow up in The Australian from an Arts/Asia Pacific student: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/this-campus-life/this-campus-life-lots-to-love-in-canbrafornia/story-fnhuzyzf-1226635482904

I never imagined Mooseheads could be used in a pro-Canberra ramble, but there you have it. Praising one of Canberra’s better-known carbuncles isn’t going to fool anyone.

ha, if this piece is meant to be a defence of Canberra, then its akin to the cure being worse than the disease.

“Canberra, you lured us in, swallowed us whole and you’ve yet to excrete us – but I’m not ashamed to admit that we’re all enjoying the ever-enthralling bowel ride in the mean time.”

Yeah, charming.

Sometimes you have to destroy the reputation in order to save it.

c_c™ 5:00 pm 06 May 13

Postalgeek said :

c_c™ said :

A follow up in The Australian from an Arts/Asia Pacific student: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/this-campus-life/this-campus-life-lots-to-love-in-canbrafornia/story-fnhuzyzf-1226635482904

I never imagined Mooseheads could be used in a pro-Canberra ramble, but there you have it. Praising one of Canberra’s better-known carbuncles isn’t going to fool anyone.

ha, if this piece is meant to be a defence of Canberra, then its akin to the cure being worse than the disease.

“Canberra, you lured us in, swallowed us whole and you’ve yet to excrete us – but I’m not ashamed to admit that we’re all enjoying the ever-enthralling bowel ride in the mean time.”

Yeah, charming.

Postalgeek 4:23 pm 06 May 13

c_c™ said :

A follow up in The Australian from an Arts/Asia Pacific student: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/this-campus-life/this-campus-life-lots-to-love-in-canbrafornia/story-fnhuzyzf-1226635482904

I never imagined Mooseheads could be used in a pro-Canberra ramble, but there you have it. Praising one of Canberra’s better-known carbuncles isn’t going to fool anyone.

Thumper 3:30 pm 06 May 13

HiddenDragon said :

So they were hoping for a touch of Brideshead and dreaming spires, but they got Lucky Jim.

I’ve always thought that the ANU needs a Bridge of Sighs over the mighty Sully’s Creek.

HiddenDragon 10:49 am 03 May 13

So they were hoping for a touch of Brideshead and dreaming spires, but they got Lucky Jim.

Mallion 10:18 am 03 May 13

Ben_Dover said :

Mallion said :

Ben_Dover said :

Those students who are local are disparagingly and then eventually affectionately referred to as “townies”. Most of us cannot believe that after living in Canberra for all their lives, they would choose to stay longer.

Agreed.

Disagree.
I have not ever heard of or been called a ‘townie’, something said behind our backs?

My agreement was more with the latter sentence, rather than the former, which was only included to give context.

My disagreement was with the latter sentence.
The rest of my comment was just querying whether ‘townie’ was something that was actually used or not.

Ben_Dover 7:18 am 03 May 13

Mallion said :

Ben_Dover said :

Those students who are local are disparagingly and then eventually affectionately referred to as “townies”. Most of us cannot believe that after living in Canberra for all their lives, they would choose to stay longer.

Agreed.

Disagree.
I have not ever heard of or been called a ‘townie’, something said behind our backs?

My agreement was more with the latter sentence, rather than the former, which was only included to give context.

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