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The exclusionary nature of Graduation

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Leo Vaccaro 2016 graduation came and went in a flurry of excitement, Facebook posts, and billowing black gowns.  As life on campus recommenced its usual rhythm, I could not shake the feeling of irony surrounding graduation and its accompanying rituals. Everything about Graduation, from beginning to end, either screams privilege, …

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Chapter 2.12: the campaign against rape culture

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Mishka Wazar | Photo: Samuel Aviles On 11th April 2016 an awareness campaign consisting of posters relating to rape culture was launched. The posters are meant to raise awareness of the policies regarding sexual assault and rape on campus, and the prevailing attitudes of management towards rape and sexual assault …

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Mbokodo: Black Women in the Revolution

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Mishka Wazar | Photo: Daniella Pallotta On Tuesday 15 March, a discussion evening titled Mbokodo: Black women in the Revolution was held at GLT as part of Human Rights Week.  The discussion featured a guest appearance by renowned South African journalist Zubeida Jaffer, Dr Vashna Jagarnath and Rhodes student Sikhona …

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What is Israeli Apartheid Week?

Mishka Wazar, Suhail Adam, Zaahir Ebrahim, Ebrahim Patel, Mohammed Ismail, Rughsaar Bibi Ismail. In front of the Kaif, 09-03-2016.

Mishka Wazar | Photos by Samuel Aviles The past week has been very eventful for student activists across the country, with demonstrations and various acts of protest occurring at numerous universities in support of the liberation of Palestine and calling for a boycott of the state of Israel. Israeli Apartheid …

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[Summary] 10 March Student Parliament and SRC Inauguration

The new and rearranged SRC being sworn into their new positions.

David Richardson | Photos: Mia McCarthy Rhodes University Student Parliament and the Student Representative Council (SRC), assembled on Thursday evening to vote in new positions of Student Parliament, such as Speaker, and inaugurate the new and reshuffled SRC members. This being the first time that the newly formed Parliament was …

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