Stall(ed) Progress: Gender-Neutral Bathrooms at Macquarie

Words || Angus Dalton When the Australian Human Rights Commission launched the first LGBTQI+ University Guide in 2015, the then Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson...

Cutting Costs: Why MQ kids are taking the scissors into their own hands

Words || Ruby Poynter Where did the above haircut come from? Was it a genuine attempt at a haircut, a drunken mistake, a pitiful excuse...

DRAMAC’s The Yellow Wallpaper: Early Feminist Literature Takes to Stage

In 1887, Charlotte Perkins Gilman was prescribed the ‘rest treatment’ for a mental illness that we’d now recognise as post-partum depression. Under the treatment,...

A Room of One’s Own: The Importance of Women-Only Spaces

Words || Belinda Ramsay Recently in one of my tutorials, the topic of the Women’s Room on campus came up in discussion. Inevitably, the conversation...

GRAPESHOT POSITIONS: Role descriptions + tacky gifs

As the majority of students set their sights on the boundless post-semester tequila shots and uninterrupted naps, we're already getting our Grapeshot gameplan together for next year....

Macshop Selling Pads at an Inflated Price

Words || Angela Heathcote In early September members of the Macquarie University Women’s Collective were made aware of the pricing of a 12 pack of...

Where’s My Student Services and Amenities Fee Going?

Words || Ellie Goodman The Student Representative Council (SRC) budget meetings will now be merged with Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) meetings, to give...

Article ideas for our last issue of 2016: PROM NIGHT

PROM NIGHT is your last chance to appear in the print edition of Grapeshot this year (although we’re always open to submissions for online...

Meet the Writer & Director of Plenty More Angels in Heaven

Plenty More Angels in Heaven opens tonight at the Lighthouse Theatre, and runs until Sept 17. We caught up with writer and director Alexa Klash,...

Macquarie University Dissolves Stand-Alone Equity and Diversity Unit

Words || Samantha Farrell  Macquarie University’s stand-alone Equity and Diversity Unit has recently been disestablished. The Unit has evolved greatly in its decade-long existence, with...

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UPDATE: Release of Council and Academic Senate candidates 3 days late

Grapeshot contacted Governance Services at 1:30 pm yesterday and was informed that candidates for the Macquarie University Council (MUC) and Academic Senate (AS) would...

SRC Elections: Everything you need to know so far!

Nominations for the Student Representative Committee have been officially released! We'll get to the candidates later, but for now we wanted to provide with...

Student Politics: Why Should We Care?

Words || Satyajeet Marar At 4:40pm on the 17th of April 2014, polling for the student advisory board and academic senate ground to a halt....