Interp: May 2022

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May Issue 2022










PRESIDENTS Suki Reid Susy Cornford

EDITORS Victoria King Suki Reid Joseph Richards DESIGN TEAM Susy Cornford Suki Reid TREASURER Liam O’Connell


Yiradhu Marang (Good day), I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the dhaagun-galang (lands) on which Charles Sturt University campuses are based, the dhaagun-galang of the Ngunnawal, Biripi/Birpai, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri mayiny-galang (peoples).

I would like to pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging, for they hold the knowledge, traditions and hopes of our First Nations maying-galang.

Mandaang guwu (thank you) Guwayu (later)

Words and Translation written by Wiradjuri woman, CSU researcher, University of Sydney researcher, Noelle Swainston.

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Dodging the draft: a odern Take on Historical Practices By atthew Buckley With the possibility of World War 3 lurking on the global stage of international politics following the Russian Invasion of Ukraine or maybe you’re worried about the Emu’s rising up again kickstarting the second Great Emu War. Well, we at Interp have decided now is a better time than never to brush up on your draft dodging skills because we are in fact ethical people who are capable of human emotion. Now sit back as me and my totally real co-writer Lou Sassle take you on the draft dodging ride of a lifetime. Number 1 on the agenda is “Being a Conscientious Objector” This means that if you’re a Jehovah’s Witness or a “member” of a pacifist religion and you are able to provide a history proving that, you can be listed as a Conscientious Objector. So, if you aren’t apart of one of these groups maybe it’s time to kickstart one of the biggest lies you will ever tell by joining one or just dodge all the crap and get a bunch of buddies who are willing participants in this scheme and go around doing the usual Jehovah’s Witness business like door knocking at the worst possible time and handing out pamphlets talking about our lord and saviour. Number 2 on the list is a true classic, nothing beats the good ol “Making up a health condition” The good ol boys in camo and spit shined combat boots are surprisingly strict regarding medical conditions possessed by those enlisting, even if they are desperate for manpower to throw into the meat grinder. Common treatable conditions like Gastritis, Ulcers, Hepatitis and anaemia are just some of the conditions that will have the military rejecting you just like your crush did for the Year 10 formal. Quick note Diabetics you are in fact also out of the picture for the draft. Now you’re probably reading this thinking, well what if I don’t have any of these conditions, well go back and read the title silly because you’re going to make one up! Or if you want Hepatitis just do a cheeky Macca’s run and start licking the restroom toilet like it’s a lollipop.

Now number 3 is something that could possibly be outdated due to law reform and all that lovely legal studies stuff but anyways here it is, “Student Deferments” This was a quite popular way to dodge the draft back in the 70s as university students could qualify for a student deferment if it could be proven they were a full-time student making satisfactory progress in their field of study. Meaning a student could continue to go to school and be deferred from service until they were too old to be drafted into the conflict. Just ask these American gentlemen how well it worked for them. Bill Clinton (1 Deferment), Joe Biden (5 Deferments), Dick Cheney (5 Deferments) and finally Donald Trump (5 Deferments) Number 4 is arguably the most effective and morally acceptable of the list. Holding an ‘Essential’ Civilian Job. The proper term for this would be “reserved occupations” which are considered necessary for a country to either run or are necessary for the war effort. These jobs are generally those that cannot be done by others and cannot be completely abandoned such as factory workers, police officers, medical professionals etc. So I guess that’s bad news for theatre media students, unless you can act your way into a health care job.

Mitchell Now lockdown is over, supporting campus life is at the heart of CSU Mitchell Rugby Club’s plans for the 2022 season. In his third year as president of CSU Mitchell Rugby Club, Marcus Burrell’s goal for the club is to engage everyone on campus, not just the rugby lovers.

“Something we want to change is showing lot of first years that have been in lockdown all last year that there is a life outside of just studying”, said Burrell. One way Burrell hopes to increase community involvement is by creating more connections with local charities. Currently, Mitchell is involved with Line and Length – a men’s mental health charity created by CSU rugby alumni. However, this season, the club has big plans to introduce a solely femalebased charity around June. “We’re not going to give away who or where it is yet, it’s a bit of a surprise but it’s something different the club hasn’t done before”, said Burrell. The partnership with the new charity comes as the club have over thirty ladies registered to play in their first-grade side for the 2022 season. The team, coached by Burrell himself, paves the way for the future of female rugby in NSW. CSU Mitchell Rugby Union began its 2022 season on Saturday the 23rd of April, when their men’s sides traveled to Dubbo for round 1. Their ladies side began their season the following week, taking on Mudgee in Mudgee.


Club There is an open invitation for anyone interested to get involved with the club, as Mitchell Rugby are the only club on campus to offer free social memberships. Burrell also encourages anyone keen to head down to training on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the Zoo from 5:30-7:30pm to have a chat, check out the club and get involved. The club are also looking for some extra players to add to their 2nd grade men’s side. “Anyone looking to run around and have some fun with us in second-grade, we’d love to everyone,” said Burrell. FB: CSU MITCHELL RUGBY IG: @CSUMITCHELLRUGBY

Mungoes Rugby


Club It’s all about change for the CSU Mungoes and Mungals this season as they get ready to excel in a new rugby league competition – The Woodbridge Cup. The new comp will see the Mungoes versing 11 teams on a regular basis, compared to the 5-6 they have been versing in previous years.

Lily Walsh, the club’s co-president alongside Blake Schafer, is looking forward to the increased levels of competition in the Woodbridge cup. “Versing people, we haven’t versed before, travelling further and playing a longer season of 14 rounds is really exciting,” said Walsh.

Another change for the club is the influx of female players to the Mungals team. With the club only fielding one female side, a selection process will take place for the 2022 season. “This is the first time in Mungoes or Mungals history that we’ve had selection”, said Walsh. Both the men’s and ladies’ sides are coming off strong wins in trial games against Oberon and St Pats, showing promise for the upcoming season. The Mungoes season began on Saturday the 23rd of April with both sides playing Grenfell, in Grenfell. This week will see Diggings Oval, host the first of many home games for the year. “The Woodbridge Cup has given us a lot more home games than we had last year, which is really exciting as we lead into our 50th anniversary next year”, noted Walsh. If you’re interested in getting involved with the Mungoes, the club offers social memberships valued at $55 that will get you a club polo, club sponsorship deals and entry to all club events. Alternatively home games occur at Diggings Oval every Saturday with the ladies kicking off at 1:30pm and men following after. FB: CSU MUNGOES RUGBY LEAGUE IG: @CSUMUNGOES

Sophie Norris


Netball Club

Building a netball community is the main goal for CSU Bathurst Netball as they look to the start of their 2022 season. Whilst the official playing season doesn’t begin until Saturday the 30th of April, Club President Rhiannon Moore is looking forward to the start of their ‘social season’ to strengthen the university’s netball community. “Our big goal for the season is to get a social following for the club because we have been lacking it the last couple of years”, said Moore. With the 2021 season cut short due to covid, the girls were unable to play in their competition finals. Now back and better than ever, CSU Bathurst Netball have set themselves the goal of playing finals this year. The key to a finals appearance for the A-grade side may come in the form of external coach – Amber Kelly.

“Amber will hopefully give us an advantage as we will have someone watching the game from the sideline, being able to watch the game as a whole and not getting caught up as a player and coach at the same time’’ said Moore. Coming off a close loss almost 2 months ago, the A-grade side are out for revenge as they prepare to play one more trial game before their season starts. If you’re interested in getting involved with the CSU netty club, there are plenty of ways to do so. The club offers social memberships for $50 that includes a club polo, club sponsorship deals and entry to all club events. You can go watch the games every Saturday at the Bathurst Netball Courts (near the hospital) from 124pm or if you’re keen on playing the girls are still looking for some additions to their B2 and C grade sides which are a more social level of competition. FB: CSU BATHURST NETBALL CLUB IG: @CSUBATHURSTNETBALL

CSU Football CSUFC have set the bar high for the other uni clubs, having already kicked off their 2022 season with a spectacular start on Sunday the 3rd of April. The Stags and Vixen came away with three wins from their second-grade men’s side and first and second-grade ladies teams. This year, the biggest club on campus will host 115 players, in three women’s and four men’s teams across the Bathurst District Football Competition.

In his first year as CSUFC president, James Worthington is looking forward to completing a full season of football, uninterrupted.

“My first two seasons at the club were a bit weird because of covid, so I’m excited to see what a proper full year of the club looks and seeing what results we can put together at the end of the season”, said Worthington.

Whilst excited for football to be back, what Worthington is most looking forward to is the packed calendar of social events the club has planned for 2022. “Making sure we keep strong with the social aspects of the club is the main change I want to make from last year, as most of our later events got cancelled due to covid’’, shared Worthington. CSUFC’s long list of club events began on Friday April 22nd at the club’s season launch event.

Hosted by the Oxford Hotel, season launch gave new players the opportunity to meet club members and see what CSUFC all is about.

If you’re interested in getting involved with CSUFC, spectating is made easy being the only club that plays on Sundays. CSUFC plays every Sunday at Proctor Park (near The Vic) with games running all day from 9am to 3pm. The Club also offers enticing social memberships, valued at $50 which includes a club polo, entry to all club events and access to all club sponsorship deals. These deals come just in time for discounted pizzas at Church Bar when the venue is set to reopen in the coming weeks. FB: CSU FOOTBALL CLUB IG: @CSUFOOTBALLCLUB

Sophie Norris

Photos courtesy of club Facebook pages

Worthington’s presidency isn’t the only change that the 2022 season has brought for the club. CSUFC players can be seen sporting a brand-new look thanks to their revitalised jerseys, featuring a red sash. The club has also picked up a new sponsor in CrossFit 2795, where players attend clubwide fitness bootcamps to increase the CSUFC’s ‘Together as One’ atmosphere.



Do you secretly love listening to your mum and dad’s music? Or even your grandparents’ music? Maybe you like listening to older music because it gives you an edge. Or you need a new personality trait to lean on. If any of those applies to you, you should most definitely listen to And Now Back to the Music. This show plays on 2MCE community radio on Mondays 6-7 pm. The premise of the show is that all of the songs played throughout the hour are based around a common theme. Listeners must text or call in when they think they know the theme to receive the almighty prize of knowing they are a little bit superior.

Susy Cornford

Sophie Watson

The show is hosted by me, Susy Cornford, Sophie Watson and Noah Secomb. We basically just talk about whatever is going on in our lives, cool memories, and play music. So it’ll feel like you’re hanging out with a bunch of friends without actually having seen anyone (perfect for homebodies and hermits). Or, you can listen to the show in a group and get unnecessarily competitive about who guesses the theme first. Either way, super duper fun! Tune in at 6 pm Mondays or in the car at 92.3fm if that’s your thing, and follow our instagram @anbttm.

Noah Secomb

~ La Nina And what it’s doing for Bathurst


The rain that has been bucketing down across the region in recent months has been described as “relentless.” The extreme weather has caused devastating flooding on the east coast, with areas in the North East of New South Wales experiencing unprecedented rainfall - flooding at least three times in the past couple of months. The Bureau of Meteorology states from January to March of this year, Bathurst has received more than 300 millimeters of rainfall. All because of a weather phenomenon called “La Nina.” The rain isn’t all bad news, for some Bathurst businesses such as ‘The Grass Bandit’ a local lawn mowing service, business is booming. “The rain is like magic, the grass just jumps out of the ground and I can’t keep up with it” Brett said. “It’s a stark contrast to years of drought, the drought was just terrible, we forget how bad it was, it is just great to have this rain to get the grass growing again.”

Bathurst Regional Council is also struggling to keep up with the demand for lawns to be mowed. In a statement council said that “significant rainfall throughout summer, combined with warm weather, saw Bathurst Regional Council’s parks and gardens staff working overtime to try to manage grass growth across the city.” There is relief in sight with the La Nina weather system predicted to ease soon with the Bureau of Meteorology saying the weather event will stick around until May - but until then we can expect more rain to continue to fall around the region. But for locally-owned yard maintenance businesses like Brett’s, the rain isn’t something he’s complaining about, even with the pressure of keeping up with demand. “I will never wish the rain away because the rain is what keeps my business booming and I’m thankful for the rain whenever it comes.”